Recently I wrote about how CityMD is a smart idea for busy parents and kids who need urgent care. Taking my own advice, I decided to make a visit down to CityMD to get a quick checkup and get my annual flu shot (which most of the time, I forget to get anyway). CityMD is a leading urgent care provider dedicated to delivering efficient, state-of-the-art medical care with a uniquely personalized, patient-centric approach. With my son’s recently Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis, I haven’t had any time for self-care or to watch my own health. I decided to leave my son in my husband’s capable hands and headed to CityMD on a Saturday afternoon.
The waiting area is bright and clean, with a large desk for the staff and two self-check-in kiosks. The front desk person directed me to check in and it was so easy. CityMD offers a wide scope of care, including pediatric care, physicals, and they can handle sprained ankles, injuries, and many other issues. You can even get your flu shot there. Need an X-ray? You can get it done right at CityMD. They also take most insurances – please check their website to see if they take yours.
You have to scan your ID and enter your personal information. If you’ve been to CityMD Urgent Care before, your records will come up. Since my visit last year, I was happy to see that my records were already in the system.
I was shown into an exam room pretty quickly. The medical scribe took my information and reasons why I was there. The Dr. came in (I’ll call him Dr. Su for privacy reasons). Dr. Su listened to me talk about why I was there. He understood exactly how I was feeling about my son just getting out of the hospital and why I was worried about my own health. I told him that I get sick when I get stressed and I wanted to prevent that. I also discussed that my sinuses were acting up and he checked them for me. I wasn’t surprised my blood pressure was high – since I have been under a lot of stress. We discussed how I can continue to exercise and have a healthy diet to bring my blood pressure down. I felt Dr. Su really had some good suggestions on how I can keep my health up. Plus, he was kind and attentive – CityMD has a vision on “building healthier communities by serving kindness” and he certainly embodied that.
I even got my flu shot (because with all of our family craziness, I probably wasn’t going to get a chance to get it. Dr. Su was quick and it really didn’t hurt! As I left the exam room, I was given a 3-page printout of what we talked about (how smart is that?). I’ll definitely be back as I felt very taken care of.
CityMD was founded in 2010 by a group of Emergency Medicine physicians who decided it was time for healthcare to evolve by providing convenient, efficient, high-quality care for all. Serving every patient with respect and genuine kindness is the philosophy that has helped grow the company from one Manhattan location to over 70 (and counting) locations throughout the greater New York area and Seattle.
- CityMD Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVpKDI0io_8
- More Than Medicine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSKZX2uOsEQ&t=4s
- CityMD Difference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHkxFngOHbs
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