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    Why Urgent Care for Kids? Featuring VP of Operations Pamela Dean

    - by Christine Walsh

    When you hear healthcare practices talk about a patient’s experience, what does that mean? At Urgent Care for Kids, we firmly believe our patient’s experience begins the moment you choose us for your child’s urgent care needs. It is shaped by every interaction you have with our staff and services. Simply put, the level of expertise and the attention and care we provide are equally important to the way it’s received. Our trained and accredited pediatricians, pediatric providers, and team members are truly invested in the health of your little ones. One of our team members sat down with us…

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    Sneak Peek at TeleCare for Kids and TelePods

    - by Christine Walsh

    So what is this news about Urgent Care for Kids and pediatric telemedicine in Texas? Putting it simply – we’re keeping the same, expert care your little one receives in our clinics and offering it online too. TeleCare for Kids, our new online and on-demand pediatric telemedicine experience, allows your family to receive care from our Texas-based Urgent Care for Kids providers wherever you are, all through video. This is currently the first-ever pediatric telemedicine option available to families in Texas. We are proud to pioneer such an important and needed initiative! Urgent Care for Kids is also launching TelePods,…

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    January Duck of the Month

    - by Christine Walsh

    Our mascot, Dr. Duck, and his friends love comforting patients when they visit Urgent Care for Kids. Since Urgent Care for Kids opened, we use rubber ducks as a way to reward and show our appreciation for our “little ducklings.” When they leave our clinics, our patients get to hold onto these ducks to remind them Dr. Duck is always here to ensure a healthy future for them and their family. Each month, our patients and their families vote via social media for our next Duck of the Month. We are thrilled present our Nurse Ducks as our January Duck…

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    Urgent Care for Kids Invests in Telemedicine and Expansion Efforts

    - by Christine Walsh

    Urgent Care for Kids Raises $6.35 Million in Series A Funding from Kayne NewRoad Ventures Fund II and Dozier Capital Partners, LLC This round of financing will be used primarily for new clinics and launching a pediatric telemedicine platform. Dallas-Fort-Worth, TX – Urgent Care for Kids, the premier pediatric urgent care provider in Texas and one of the top companies in this specialized field in the United States, today announced its $6.35-million round of Series A financing. The round is co-led by Kayne NewRoad Ventures Fund II (KNRV) and Dozier Capital Partners.   The funding will enable Urgent Care for…

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    Dr. Duck Cares – Food Bank Drive

    - by Christine Walsh

    As we get ready to ring in the new year, our Urgent Care for Kids team has reflected upon what matters to us most. Family. This most recent holiday season has brought the importance of family and community to front of mind, and we as an organization want to echo this into 2018. That is why we are hosting a food drive for the North Texas Food Bank and Houston Regional Food Back until January 18! These organizations are right in our DFW and Houston backyards, and we want to make a meaningful impact in the communities we care so deeply…

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    OPEN for Christmas and New Year’s

    - by Christine Walsh

    At Urgent Care for Kids, it’s our mission to care for your children like they are our own and provide quality care for your family when you need it the most. That’s why we are open every day of the year. We will be open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Should your child require urgent care attention, don’t hesitate to utilize our easy online check-in feature so you can get back to what matters, spending time with family. Happy Holidays from our family to yours! Urgent Care for Kids has four Dallas-Fort Worth…

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    HolidaysJust for fun

    Dr. Duck’s Favorite Christmas Crafts

    - by Christine Walsh

    This time of the year brings about so much happiness and many fond memories. Quality time spent with family, delicious food and wonderful presents – the list of our favorite things goes on! In between the holiday season prepping and excitement, one way to make the most of down time during winter break with your little ones is an arts and crafts project. Who knew kiddos (and adults) could be such DIYers! Here are a few of Dr. Duck’s favorite holiday crafts that never go out of style. Hand Print Snowmen This is a super cute, fun and easy way…

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    December Duck of the Month

    - by Christine Walsh

    Our mascot, Dr. Duck, and his friends love comforting patients when they visit Urgent Care for Kids. Since Urgent Care for Kids opened, we use rubber ducks as a way to reward and show our appreciation for our “little ducklings.” When they leave our clinics, our patients get to hold onto these ducks to remind them Dr. Duck is always here to ensure a healthy future for them and their family. Each month, our patients and their families vote via social media for our next Duck of the Month. Gingerbread Ducks, Penguin Ducks and Reindeer Ducks were among the few,…

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    Open for Thanksgiving and Black Friday

    - by Christine Walsh

    At Urgent Care for Kids, it’s our mission to care for your children like they are our own and provide quality care for your family when you need it the most. That’s why we are open every day of the year. We will be open Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Should your child require urgent care attention, don’t hesitate to utilize our easy online check-in feature so you can get back to what matters, spending time with family. Happy Holidays from our family to yours! Urgent Care for Kids has four Dallas-Fort Worth locations…

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    Urgent Care for Kids Opens 10th Clinic in Texas

    - by Christine Walsh

    ALLEN, TX – Urgent Care for Kids opens its fourth Dallas-Fort Worth clinic in Allen, Texas effective November 15, 2017. Urgent Care for Kids in Allen is located at 919 Medical Drive in Allen and is open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends. “Our goal is to help families avoid the high costs of emergency room visits for urgent needs and ensure that their children are treated by providers specializing in pediatrics,” said Brian White, CEO of Urgent Care for Kids. Urgent Care for Kids accepts all forms of insurance,…

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    How to Stop a Bully

    - by Christine Walsh

    It’s the classic scenario that plagues playgrounds, classrooms and just about everywhere – the bully. Even adults can think back to our grade school days and remember that mean kid who would humiliate others or even become violent. And technology nowadays makes it too easy for kids to take the taunting online creating hurtful, cyber nightmares. What provokes these kids? What do their parents have to say? If your child is getting the brunt of a toxic, bully situation, these questions have probably left you more baffled and upset than not. One thing is for sure, and that is bullying…

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    November Duck of the Month

    - by Christine Walsh

    Our mascot, Dr. Duck, and his friends love comforting patients when they visit Urgent Care for Kids. Since Urgent Care for Kids opened, we have used rubber ducks as a way to cheer up our patients. When a patient leaves our clinic, they get to hold onto these ducks as a reminder that Dr. Duck is here to ensure a healthy future for them and their family. This month, we are thrilled present the Thanksgiving Ducks as “Duck of the Month!”   These adorable, rubber ducks provide enjoyment, relief, and can easily put a smile on every patient’s face. Going to…

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    Halloween Trick or Treat Safety

    - by Christine Walsh

    Warning: Beware of werewolfs, mummies and witches in your neighborhood! OK – maybe we are exaggerating. Halloween is just around the corner, and our little creatures will be on the prowl for sweets. Even adults get in on the fun these days! Trick or treating is one activity so many families look forward to, but it can be easy for kids to get caught up in all of the action and find themselves in a dangerous situation. Before you take to the streets, consider these Halloween night safety tips: 1. Use the Buddy System If your children are going trick…

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    BOO The Flu this Halloween

    - by Christine Walsh

    The chilly weather has settled in as we approach the end of October. Now is the perfect time to receive your vaccine – in style! Bring your family into any Urgent Care for Kids location to receive discounted flu vaccines from October 30 – November 1. Children can receive a pediatric flu shot for $10 and adults may receive a vaccine for $20. All patients dressed in their Halloween costumes are eligible, so don’t miss out on giving the flu the BOO! Upon arriving, feel free to utilize our easy online check-in feature to schedule your appointment and give our…

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    Gratitude is Always in Season

    - by Christine Walsh

    Our friendly and talented Medical Director, Dr. Kristi Whitenton, shares a worthwhile medical message to families everywhere. If you agree the fall and winter season is more than cooler weather and gifts, give this blog a like and share! “What if kids were grateful all year instead of the last Thursday in November?  Parents can help set a tone of gratitude in so many different ways.  Turning statements that would normally be a complaint into an observation of thankfulness is one way to model this.  Saying, “Gosh, it’s cold and rainy outside, but we are so fortunate to have a…

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    Difficult Conversations with Kids

    - by Christine Walsh

    Kids love to ask questions…about everything! When caught off guard, it can be tricky for moms and dads to find the right answers. Our little ones truly rely on family to understand and cope with reality, especially with the recent events our country has faced. Difficult conversations like these are so important to have as a family. So how can we as parents break the ice?   The first piece of advice parenting experts give is to emphasize there’s nothing your kids can’t come to you with. Any topic is okay to talk about. Even if parents don’t have a response…

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    Cute Halloween Costumes

    - by Christine Walsh

    It’s the first weekend of October, and the big question is already looming over our heads. What do your kids want to dress up as for Halloween? Little ones with their parents in tow are already flocking to costume stores to get the best pick and other families are getting crafty by making their own. Not to mention the options are as endless as a zombie’s afterlife. In hopes of making you or your child feel a little less overwhelmed, here are our mom tested and kid approved Halloween 2017 costume picks! Have ideas of your own? Don’t hesitate to…

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    Pediatric Nurses Week 2017

    - by Christine Walsh

    We had so much fun celebrating Pediatric Nurses Week here at Urgent Care for Kids! Our pediatric-trained nurses make a huge difference through big and little actions every single day. Whether it be examining a patient or calming a worried parent’s nerves, these team members play an instrumental role in caring for your children like they are our own and providing quality care when your family needs it the most. We couldn’t be happier they each choose to be an Urgent Care for Kids nurse for many reasons too. Here’s to our wonderful pediatrics nurses! Urgent Care for Kids is…

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    Prepping for the Flu Season with Dr. Whitenton

    - by Christine Walsh

    It’s the most wonderFLU time of the year! That’s right – flu season is upon us. Fortunately, children and adults can now receive a flu vaccine at any Urgent Care for Kids location. Just stop in or easily make an appointment online! But what about that old saying “the flu shot makes you sick?” And does your family really need vaccines this year? Our Chief Medical Director, Dr. Kristi Whitenton, sheds some light on common misconceptions, influenza facts and proactive steps your household can take to stay healthy and ultimately avoid catching the flu.     What are the basic…

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    Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care

    - by Christine Walsh

    Which is which? In the heat of the moment, knowing the best place to take your child for medical attention can feel overwhelming. Rest assured that Urgent Care for Kids is equip with pediatric-trained specialists to provide your family the best answer. Over the years, we’ve assisted families in a variety of scenarios and are excited to share a guide showing the difference between urgent care and emergency care.   Urgent care is defined as a condition that requires immediate care but is not life threatening. Urgent Care for Kids is the perfect place to bring your child for situations like…