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Why Won’t Your Sore Throat Go Away? Apr 26th, 2021

We’ve all been there before. Having a persistent sore throat is both uncomfortable and a bit of a question mark. So what’s causing your sore throat and why won’t it go away? A persistent sore throat is categorized as a sore throat that recurs multiple times (chronic). It may be...

Vaccines and Boosters Every Adult Should Have Mar 17th, 2021

Vaccines are the ultimate protector. Vaccines stimulate your immune system to produce antibodies and protect your body against harmful, sometimes deadly, diseases. As we age, it’s important to stay up-to-date with your vaccine schedule and ensure you are receiving vaccines according to your age, health, and need.  At Physicians Medical...

What Can You Go to Urgent Care For? Feb 3rd, 2021

What is urgent care?  Urgent care centers are exactly as the name implies: a place to receive urgent care for medical conditions that aren’t life threatening.Many do not require appointments, which allows for quick and convenient access when you need it most. A lesser-known fact: every year in the United...

Five Reasons You Should Get Tested for STDs Jan 24th, 2021

The statistics surrounding sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States are nothing short of eye-opening. To start, one in two people will contract an STD by age 25, and there are 20 million new diagnoses of STDs each year in the US. At Physicians Medical Urgent Care, our team...

Worried Your Sore Throat May be Strep? Top 5 Signs to Look For Dec 14th, 2020

A sore throat can leave you feeling run down, hoarse, and unable to eat or speak normally. Luckily, most sore throats are caused by viruses and go away on their own. On the other hand, strep throat is caused by bacteria and requires antibiotic treatment. At Physicians Medical Urgent Care...

When to See a Doctor About a UTI Nov 18th, 2020

Urinary tract infections are very common and can usually be treated at home if diagnosed early. However, if left untreated, UTIs can cause serious complications such as fever, chills, and kidney problems. Here at Physicians Medical Urgent Care in San Jose, California, Dr. Sveltlana Burkhead and Dr. Ines Munoz De...

Becoming the Healthiest You: Why You Need an Annual Physical Oct 14th, 2020

One simple way to protect your health is to see your primary care provider for an annual physical. That’s because preventing an illness is far better than treating one!  Over 130 million Americans live with some form of chronic disease, yet only about half get the care they need. An...