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Flu Death Count in Oklahoma is up to 25

First Med Urgent Care: Flu update

The state Health Department has confirmed that 25 Oklahoman’s have died due to the flu, including two children. Since the end of September 819 people have been hospitalized. Health officials state that there is still time to get a flu shot. Protect yourself and your family aas soon as possible. For more information, see the attached Oklahoman article

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Meet Our CEO

First Med Urgent Care: Our CEO

First Med CEO, Todd Lechtenberger, has an interesting background. Read the Oklahoman’s Q&A article on Todd to learn more about the man leading our team.

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Flu Deaths in Oklahoma

First Med Urgent Care: Deaths in OK

According to a report on Oklahoma City’s News Channel 9, there have five flu related deaths in Oklahoma, in the last week.

Protect yourself and your family; it is not too late to get a flu shot.

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Flu Cases in Oklahoma Double

First Med Urgent Care: Reports on flu cases

According to the State of Oklahoma Health Department, the number of flu cases has doubled in Oklahoma in the week ending, Tuesday, December 31st.

There is still time to get your flu shot. Remember that it takes two weeks for the shot to be fully effective. Stop into any of our clinics, 7 days a week from, 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Oklahoma flu cases double in past week

  • Published: January 2, 2014
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health says the number of hospitalizations due to the flu have doubled in the past week.

The department announced Thursday that there were 63 hospitalizations due to influenza during the 7-day period that ended Tuesday to bring the total number of hospitalizations since the start of the flu season in October to 126.

The Health Department says there have been no deaths due to the flu thus far this flu season.

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Open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

First Med Urgent Care: New Year’s Hours

All of our clinics are open regular hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from First Med

First Med Urgent Care: Christmas wishes

Santa came by to visit our Edmond clinic and corporate office.

We wish all of our patients and friends a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a safe and Happy New Year!  Our clinics will close at 2:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and be closed Christmas day so that our staff can be with their families.

We will reopen on the 26th at 8:00 a.m.

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Edmond Clinic Closed Sunday Afternoon

First Med Urgent Care: Edmond location closing

Our location at 1221 N. Kelly in Edmond will be closed Sunday afternoon, December 22nd. Please visit the Penn and Memorial location.
The Edmond clinic will reopen at 8:00 a.m. Monday morning. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Open Regular Hours

First Med Urgent Care: Status- Open

Saturday, December 21st:
All of our clinics will be open regular hours
8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Weather Closing

First Med Urgent Care: Status- Closing early

Friday, December 20th:
All of our clinic locations are closing early, due to the freezing rain.
Tomorrow’s hours are to be determined. Please check our site in the morning.

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Winter Weather in Oklahoma: Urgent Care in Slippery Situations

Urgent Care: Avoiding Slippery Situations in Oklahoma

Chances are, you’ve used a snow shovel this past and or previous week, or you know someone who has had to. Oklahoma, like most of the country, braced itself for a winter chill and we’re just now recovering from the effects of it! Hopefully you stayed safe and didn’t experience any physical harmlike slips or falls, or any damage to personal property. You can never be too prepared and these past couple weeks have “re-proven” that to us here in Oklahoma. If another winter storm comes our way, we want you to be prepared.

First, make sure your home is winter-weather-proof. Check your pipes. Check your roof and ceiling for leaks, etc. You may want to have your home inspected before the next storm hits.

When snow does come, the time to break out the snow shovel and shovel the side-walk and driveway is while it’s snowing and not after. Clearing the sidewalk during the snow-fall will stop the melting and freezing into ice process that causes a thin, scary layer of ice under the snow. Once you have the path cleared of snow, sprinkle it with ice-melt granules such as sand or salt. This will help keep ice from forming.

Most importantly, be overly cautious when out and about. The likelihood of falling on a sidewalk or driveway increases proportionally with the amount of freezing rain and ice. Oklahoma got a lot of this. If you did take a fall, it is very important that you do not wait to be seen by a doctor. The pain of the fall may go away, but the damage may still be there. We are open and our offices are warm, so stop in any day of the week if you think you have an injury.

For future snow storms, wear snow boots as they provide better traction that most other shoes, or shoes with very good traction. Take shorter steps in the snow and ice and try to plant your whole foot gently down while walking. If you do fall on the ice and know immediately that you’ve hurt your back or such, you should very slowly try to get up. If there is something to hold onto nearby, do so and walk slowly.

Lastly, as was stated earlier, make sure to come in to see a doctor as soon as possible if you think you have injured yourself. Do not wait until it is too late; it’s always better safe than sorry! At First Med Urgent Care, we want to get you well. We are open 7 days a week 8:00am to 7:30pm. No appointment is needed, just walk in to any of our locations and you will be greeted by a warm environment and smiling faces. We look forward to caring for you.