Hutcheson Opens Urgent Care Clinic On The Parkway

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hutcheson Medical Center has opened a new Urgent Care Clinic at Hutcheson on the Parkway.  The clinic is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. seven days a week and treats patients with acute medical conditions and minor emergencies.   

The clinic also offers pre-employment physicals, drug screens, and workers comp evaluations.  Hutcheson Emergency Department physician Sandra Carmichael, MD is the clinic’s medical director and primary medical provider.

According to Dr. Carmichael, Hutcheson’s Urgent Care Clinic provides affordable, convenient medical care for children and adults in a timely manner.  “The Urgent Care treats non-life threatening illnesses and injuries including sore throats, influenza, lacerations requiring stitches, headaches, and stomach aches.  We also treat sports injuries such as sprains, strains, and broken bones.” 

Hutcheson’s Urgent Care offers occupational health medicine services including pre-employment physicals, drug screenings, and workers compensation evaluations.  “We can reduce employer and patient expense by providing occupational health services at less than half the cost of a regular emergency department visit,” stated Roger Forgey, Hutcheson president and CEO.  “And the typical length of stay in the Urgent Care is much shorter than the average hospital-based emergency department visit.”  Mr. Forgey also added that the Battlefield Parkway location is ideal for an Urgent Care with quick access to Radiology, Lab, and EKG services.

Hutcheson’s Urgent Care Clinic is in suite 150 at Hutcheson on the Parkway.   All patient discharge information is faxed to the patient’s primary care physician within 24 business hours.  For more information, call the clinic at 706.861-2826.  No appointment needed.  


Senate Health Committee To Hold Zika Hearing On Feb. 24 At 10 A.M.

Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced Thursday the Senate committee overseeing public health policy will hold a hearing on the Zika virus on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. Chairman Alexander said: “Americans have many questions about the Zika virus, as we have watched news of its spread through Central and South America, as well as ... (click for more)

Dade County And The Arts - Dancing With Breast Cancer

In 2006, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had bi-lateral mastectomies. Now, almost 10 years later, I look back at how dance and art transformed my life-challenging situation into beauty. With the help and support of my friend and artist Mary Petruska, I decided not to do reconstruction. From a beautiful drawing of wild passion flowers by Mary, we went to tattoo artist Skip ... (click for more)

Underground Fire Closes Several Downtown Streets

An underground fire closed several downtown streets late Saturday afternoon. At approximately 5:20 p.m., the Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a reported fire in a man-hole at the corner of Chestnut Street and W. 8th Street. When fire companies arrived on the scene, they found black smoke coming from an underground electrical service line. The man-hole cover had been ... (click for more)

16-Year-Old Who Was Shot In The Head In East Ridge Dies

Monserrate Ferrer, the 16-year-old who was shot in East Ridge on Friday, has died. Investigators will meet early next week with the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office to discuss the case. The shooting that involved two juveniles was at the 4200 block of Bennett Road. Responding officers found a 16-year-old boy in the bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head. East ... (click for more)

The City Failed To Watch The Chattanooga History Museum Dollars

The tell tale signs of the History Museum's folly have been evident for years. When I was a former member of City Council I interviewed Dr. Daryl Black, Ph.D. to determine if I should argue for or against the annual funding of his organization. His interview, the multi-year history of administrative non-performance (despite consistent repetitive funding), and a review of the organizational ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Greenholtz: A No-Brainer

I am going to make this as simple as I possibly can. There are three fine lawyers now running for Criminal Court Judge and anywhere you go there will be people who like and admire Tom Greenholtz, Boyd Patterson and Mike Little. But when we select a judge, it should never be based on popularity. That’s why Gov. Haslam picked Greenholtz over both Little and Patterson this summer to ... (click for more)