Hutcheson’s Urgent Care Clinic On The Parkway Held Grand Opening Tuesday

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

 Hutcheson’s Urgent Care Clinic on the Parkway held its official Grand Opening Tuesday with an Open House for area physicians and medical offices.  The event also included a Catoosa Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting under the new Urgent Care sign.  The clinic is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. seven days a week and treats patients with acute medical conditions, minor emergencies, and occupational health needs.



“We have seen the number of patients we treat each day steadily increase,” said Hutcheson Emergency Department physician Sandra Carmichael MD, the clinic’s medical director and primary medical provider.  “This includes patients with acute issues like sore throats, respiratory problems, and lacerations requiring stitches.  And since it is summer, we are seeing a lot of sports injuries like sprains and broken bones.”  Dr. Carmichael stated while she is not seeing influenza during the summer, the clinic is prepared to diagnose and treat heavy flu volumes once it hits this winter.  Dr. Carmichael added that the Battlefield Parkway location is ideal for an Urgent Care clinic with quick access to Radiology, Lab, and EKG services.


The clinic will also offer occupational medicine services including pre-employment physicals, drug screenings, and workers compensation evaluations, according to Roger Forgey, Hutcheson President and CEO.  “We can reduce the employer and patient’s occupational medicine expense by at less than half the cost of a regular emergency department visit,” stated Forgey.  “And the typical length of stay in the Urgent Care is much shorter than the average hospital-based emergency department visit.”   Dr. Forgey, who is President of the Catoosa County Chamber, cut the ceremonial Grand Opening ribbon with Carmichael.


Hutcheson’s Urgent Care Clinic is located 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, please call the clinic at 706/861-2826.  No appointment is needed. 

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