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Can You Get STD Testing At Urgent Care?

Dr. Mark Hosko, MD, January 6 2023

Sexual health is a major part of healthcare, including STDs, but it's a sensitive topic. Urgent care can help without the embarrassment and provide all the information you need. Before making a decision about how to handle your sexual health, take a look at the information below to help you determine if urgent care is the right choice for

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Does Urgent Care Do COVID Testing?

Teri Lou, December 19 2022

Many urgent cares do COVID testing for those with coronavirus-like symptoms. Urgent cares often offer multiple COVID tests with varying result times and methods. For Different Types of COVID Testing in Portland, Learn More with These Dedicated Webpages Result times can vary but often take between one and three days after testing to get the...

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Can I Go To Urgent Care For UTI?

Teri Lou, December 15 2022

If you have pain when peeing, you may have a urinary tract infection (UTI), in which case you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. You may be concerned about what may happen if you do not seek medical help for this relatively mild infection right away. If left untreated, however, it can have major long-term health repercussions....

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How Do You Get A Urinary Tract Infection?

Dr. Mark Hosko, MD, September 23 2021

Urinary tract infections can cause significant discomfort. It is due to bacteria that access the bladder, and these require antibiotic treatment.  A visit to your doctor or urgent care is necessary to get a prescription and to ensure your discomfort is actually a UTI and not from another problem that can be more serious. Avoid complications by...

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Understanding Pre-Diabetes

Dr. Mark Hosko, MD, January 11 2021

Many patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes express surprise and shock that the disease seemed to sneak up on them out of nowhere. The truth is, however, that the blood glucose levels in these individuals have been above the normal range for quite some time. Research has indicated that a lot of damage to the body resulting from diabetes,...

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Treating Painful Urinary Tract Infections – UTI

Dr. Mark Hosko, MD, December 1 2020

With some over-the-counter painkillers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Anyone experiencing severe pain and discomfort with a urinary tract infection should visit Portland Urgent Care immediately. Acute pain can be an indicator that the infection has spread into the kidneys, a very serious development as the infection can be quite damaging to...

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