Nobody appreciates waiting for hours in a hospital lobby only to speak with a overwhelmed nurse who passes you on to a dismissive doctor, especially if you are sick or injured. Yet that is exactly what happens to all too many people every day in overcrowded hospital emergency rooms or primary physician offices across Chicagoland. This situation is made even more tragic by the fact that it is entirely avoidable–you don’t have to rush to the hospital or a giant primary care facility to get treated like a number when you fall ill. The Downers Grove immediate care clinics offer residents a whole new medical experience where they can be seen by friendly staff and educated doctors, and get treated like a person instead of a number.
It’s hard to blame the doctors and nurses at the hospital for trying to rush you through the system and get onto the next patient. While it might seem cold and distant at first, their actions make much more sense when you consider the sheer number of patients they need to serve every day. These days many people lack necessary health coverage that would allow them to receive preventative care and regular physicals, thus increasing the number of people who need to visit a doctor or an emergency room for serious medical attention after waiting too long to get treatment for conditions that could have been easily avoided by preventative care or a regular physical. Downers Grove immediate care clinics help to relieve the pressure put on hospitals and primary care physicians by offering affordable physical examinations and treating mild and moderate medical conditions, thus freeing them up to see their regular patients and more critical cases.
The service at a Downers Grove immediate care clinic is significantly higher and more personal than what you can expect to receive from most hospital visits in part because they are not as overwhelmed as other medical facilities. This allows the clinics to have much shorter wait times and to dedicate much more time and attention to each examination and the treatment of your ailments. Yet that is only the beginning, quick wait times mean much less if they are not accompanied by a philosophy of viewing each patient as a person and not a case number. The board certified doctors at the immediate care clinics are known for treating the whole person, not just their disease. That is the key to providing the highest quality care for affordable prices: all the fancy equipment and armies of staff in the world can’t replace good old fashioned compassion and personal attention.