Over the weekend, I had a friend with a problem. Not serious enough to visit the Emergency Room of Licking Memorial Hospital, but in need of a physician's attention or guidance.
I am not a believer of one's doctor's office is the emergency department or the fire station. The saying at the fire station goes "I have a cold and need to see a doctor, I will call him. His telephone number is 911".
Since it was Saturday afternoon and the person's physician's office was not open, we visited the Pataskala's LMH's Urgent Care. I have heard so many good things about the facility and now a believer.
We waited about three minutes then was lead to an examination room, then interviewed by a nurse and the doctor came shortly next. The facility is staffed with ER doctors, their inventory of knowledge is amazing to me due to their "have seen it all" come through the door. There is a radiology department, so no trips to other facilities taking more time. The doctor was able to pull up on the computer a cat scan from two months ago for review of a prior problem, could read the prognosis from the previous physician and compare the details with Saturday's problem.
The only thing missing is the fine coffee served at LMH's cafeteria, but there is a Starbucks across the street. Starbucks was kind of an award afterwards.
No one should hesitate with a sniffle to a broken bone to visit the Pataskala Urgent Care of Licking Memorial Hospital.