It’s probably a lie to say that I had a “great” experience at the new Urgent Care center in Dobson but I can say with full confidence that I was pleasantly surprised by the level of care I received and I would recommend anyone in need of emergency medical care to give them a visit.
As someone who has been a nurse for over ten years I think my opinion and eye for detail in a health care setting may be more finely tuned than most. I look for things that other patients may miss because they are focused on feeling better and managing their pain. The things I look for are consistent rule following from the head doctor on down to the person who mops the floor. Patient identification is a very important thing in the hospital I work at so I like to see that everyone is using a two point identifier system (name and birthday) to ensure that nobody receives medicine they aren’t supposed to. The worst thing I have ever seen at my hospital was a patient that was put through a CT machine and it wasn’t even ordered for them. That is a bad thing because cat scans give a pretty heavy dose of radiation and can be harmful to pregnant women or people with metal in their bodies.
I think all of the nurses at the Urgent Care center in Dobson must have been chosen specifically for their compassion and warm personalities. I think everyone I talk to was either having the best day of their life or they genuinely like not only working at the urgent care center but they love patients and people as well. I always tell my students and co-workers to think of every patient as if they were your mother or father. That way you will never leave them sitting in a hallway as they wait for a treatment of any kind, you will never be rude and you’ll always give them the best patience you have. It’s a simple philosophy but it’s one that I think serves everyone well that works in the medical field. This job can be tough, stressful and very emotional so it’s good to remember some tricks on how to keep your head right.
I will remain loyal to the Urgent Care center in Dobson because they allowed me to get great care immediately without me having to wait. If there’s one thing that me and most anyone else in the world hates it is waiting. When you are sick or injured your internal clock tends to tick much faster than when you’re healthy and everything is OK. Minutes can feel like hours and hours can feel like days or weeks. The reason you have to wait when you go to the ER is because the nurses and doctors there are often so strapped and overloaded with patients that they cannot get around to everyone fast enough. Thankfully this is not the case at the urgent care centers.