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Health Care Hint: Urgent Care Offers Quality, Quick, Lower-Cost Care

Farmington Hills, Mich. (March 1, 2012)---Can't get an appointment with the family doctor? Need medical treatment when the doctor's office is closed? People who choose Botsford Midwest Urgent Care receive quality care at a much lower cost compared to going to a hospital emergency room (ER).  
 
ERs focus on medical emergencies---matters of life and death. ERs are not set up to focus on routine health care. If a person goes to an ER for a routine problem: 
 
• It will cost a lot more than it would at a doctor's office or at an urgent care center. A trip to the ER for an earache, for example, may cost three to four times as much as it would at a doctor's office. 
• Wait times in ERs can be much longer compared to an urgent care center or a doctor's office. The average wait time at Botsford Midwest Urgent Care is 15 minutes. 
 
"While most health problems are not emergencies, many people unwisely visit an ER because they can get in without an appointment. But, they pay a high price for that convenience," says Ron Kuzdak, D.O., a family medicine physician at Farmington Village Family Practice located in downtown Farmington. "In the past, an ER was the first option. Now urgent care centers are the best choice for no-appointment convenience." 
 
Within 48 hours, Dr. Kuzdak receives follow-up reports on his patients who have sought care at Botsford Midwest Urgent Care. 
 
Dr. Kuzdak adds, "Since I’m unable to be available to my patients after office hours, I rest easier knowing they can receive quality care when they need it." 
 
In addition to earaches, Botsford Midwest Urgent Care offers treatment for asthma, bites (insect and animal), bone fractures, bronchitis, burns (minor), eye infection and injuries, headaches, lacerations, pneumonia, seasonal illnesses (colds, flu and allergies), sinus and upper respiratory infections, sports injuries, sprains and strains, work-related injuries, wounds, and much more. 
 
Hours of operations for Botsford Midwest Urgent Care: 
 
• Monday through Friday from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. 
• Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
 
Botsford Midwest Urgent Care is located at 15540 Beech Daly Road---just north of 5 Mile Road on the east side of Beech Daly---and is an easy drive for people in Redford, Livonia, Detroit, Farmington Hills, Farmington, Dearborn Heights and Southfield. Phone the urgent care center at 313-592-6330. For more information, go to www.BotsfordUrgentCare.com.

Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330 bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center and a comprehensive care cancer center. Botsford Hospital is also home to an extensive medical education program and is part of Michigan State University's statewide campus system. Botsford Hospital each year cares for approximately 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and more than 600 physicians. A not-for-profit hospital, Botsford provided almost $10.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.

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