Piedmont Family Practice and Piedmont Urgent Care at WARF Open House

Piedmont Family Practice and Piedmont Urgent Care spend the day at the WARF Open House, March 30.

Saturday, March 30th, Piedmont Family Practice and Piedmont Urgent Care set up a table at the 6th Annual WARF Open House. The Open House was an opportunity for the community to learn all about what the Town of Warrenton Parks and Recreation Department has to offer as well as event sponsors having exhibits at the open house.

PFP and PUC’s exhibit area included blood pressure checks, samples of Ideal Protein’s food (Ideal Protein is monitored weight loss protocol) and free goody bags for all that stopped by.

It was a wonderful day! Kaylea and Jessica, MA’s from Piedmont Family Practice, said that they were happy to have had the opportunity to speak with so many wonderful people in our community.

Celebrating 1 Year Serving Fauquier County

Warrenton, Virginia – Piedmont Urgent Care, a subsidiary of Piedmont Family Practice will be celebrating one year of serving Fauquier County on March 15, 2019 at their facility located at 493 Blackwell Road, Suite 101B, Warrenton, VA.

The partners, providers, and staff are proud of the last year in which they have:

  • Seen and treated over 12,600 patients.
  • Piedmont Urgent Care offers treatment to patients from all over the community regardless of home or primary care practice.
  • Remains open to the community for nearly 365 days/year.
  • Piedmont Urgent Care provides a cheaper alternative to the Emergency Room and more professional experience from Urgent Care chains.
  • Piedmont Urgent Care works closely with other local health care providers through our years of experience in the community.

A recent patient review on Facebook provides a wonderful summation on how Piedmont Urgent Care is helping our community.  This was my first time at any urgent care, and this place was awesome. Very friendly caring staff, and the doctor did a great job stitching up my foot.”  Providing easy, affordable access is one of many reasons Piedmont Urgent Care opened their doors one year ago.

Piedmont Urgent Care extends an invitation to members of our community in celebrating our one year anniversary on Friday, March 15th.  Please stop into our office at 493 Blackwell Road, Suite 101B (Bottom level, by the Wound Care Facility) to visit our facility, and receive a free gift and cupcake.

Weather Closing – 2/20/19

We’re sorry to say, but Mother Nature and poor driving conditions have made it so that we will close today. We want our providers, staff and patients to stay safe and warm. We will look forward to assisting you with your healthcare tomorrow, Thursday, February 21st.

Winter Weather – The Dangers of Playing in Winter Wonderland

Winter Weather – The Dangers of Playing in Winter Wonderland

We’ve been hearing for days now that our weather is going to turn bitterly cold.  While this deep freeze won’t last long this time, we want you to be aware of dangers that extreme cold temperatures can bring as winter is just getting started.

Exposure to cold can cause frostbite or hypothermia and become life-threatening. How quickly it can happen depends on how cold it actually is, one’s existing health and the length of time exposed to drastically low temperatures.   Infants and elderly people are most susceptible.                                                                                                                                  

Frostbite is damage to body tissue caused by extreme cold. A wind chill of -20° Fahrenheit (F) will cause frostbite in just 30 minutes. Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and a white or pale appearance in extremities, such as fingers, toes, ear lobes or the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately! If you must wait for help, slowly rewarm affected areas. However, if the person is also showing signs of hypothermia, warm the body core before the extremities.

Hypothermia is a condition brought on when the body temperature drops to less than 95°F. It can kill. For those who survive, there are likely to be lasting kidney, liver and pancreas problems. Warning signs include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness and apparent exhaustion. Take the person’s temperature. If below 95°F, seek medical care immediately!

If medical care is not available, warm the person slowly, starting with the body core. Warming the arms and legs first drives cold blood toward the heart and can lead to heart failure. If necessary, use your body heat to help. Get the person into dry clothing and wrap in a warm blanket covering the head and neck. Warm broth is the first food to offer.  Piedmont Urgent Care is open every day from 8AM – 8PM to assist with non-emergency care.  If you feel a person is suffering from frost bite or hypothermia, we recommend going to the emergency room.

For all non-emergency medical needs, we look forward to assisting you and your family.  Walk-in Availability 8AM – 8PM Everyday with your Trusted Community Providers for the Expected, Unexpected and Everything in Between.  540-347-5200

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you and your family a Wonderful Holiday season filled with much love and laughter.  We also want to take a moment to thank all of our armed service men and women, police and firefighters that will not be able to celebrate with their families due to their commitment to protect and serve us.  We thank you for your service and dedication.

If you or your little elves are not feeling well enough to celebrate the holidays, Piedmont Urgent Care is open every day from 8AM – 8PM every day with walk-in availability.  Christmas Eve, December 24th will follow 8AM – 8PM schedule.  Christmas Day, December 25th, PUC will be open from 10AM – 4PM.

5 Tips for Combating Fatigue during Holidays

The holidays are upon us.  The holidays bring us plenty of hustle and bustle, gatherings with family and friends, office parties and plenty of opportunities for us to get worn down and possibly sick.  We have provided 5 tips that can help combat fatigue during a very busy time of year.

Should you get worn down and sickness settles in, Piedmont Urgent Care is open every day from 8AM – 8PM every day with walk-in availability.  Christmas Eve, December 24th will follow 8AM – 8PM schedule.  Christmas Day, December 25th, PUC will be open from 10AM – 4PM.

  1. EXERCISE: The last thing you may feel like doing when you’re tired is exercising. But many studies show that physical activity boosts energy levels.
  2. YOGA: Although almost any exercise is good, yoga may be especially effective for boosting energy. After six weeks of once-a-week yoga classes, volunteers in a British study reported improvements in clear-mindedness, energy, and confidence.
  3. EAT MORE FISH: Good for your heart, omega-3 oils may also boost alertness.
  4. EAT FREQUENT SMALL MEALS: Some people may benefit by eating smaller meals more frequently during the day. This may help to steady your blood sugar level.
  5. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER:  Dehydration zaps energy and impairs physical performance.

From Everyone at Piedmont Family Practice and Piedmont Urgent Care, we wish you and your family a most blessed holiday season!

Happy Thanksgiving

We have so much to be thankful for this year, most of all YOU!  We don’t wish anyone injuries or sickness.  But, when things happen and you’re in need of Urgent Care, we are very honored that you come to Piedmont Urgent Care and trust us with your health care.  This Thanksgiving, we want to share our genuine appreciation for our patients. We’re so thankful for all of your support throughout the year. We hope you have a joyous holiday and when needed, we look forward to serving you again.  Piedmont Urgent Care is open 7 days a week from 8AM-8PM with walk-in availability.

Prepare for Flu Season Now

October is right around the corner, and the holidays quickly following.  With kids back in school, and more opportunities to spend time with family and friends, now is the time to ensure that you and those around you are protected from flu. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body.—so it’s important to get vaccinated now, before the flu begins circulating in our community.

According to the CDC; below are several examples of the benefits for flu shots:

  • Flu can be a serious illness, even for otherwise healthy children and adults. While most people will recover from flu without complications, anyone can experience severe illness, hospitalization, or death. Therefore, getting vaccinated is a safer choice than risking serious illness for yourself or those around you.
  • The flu vaccine CANNOT give you the flu. Flu shots do NOT contain flu viruses that could infect you and cause flu illness. Flu shots either contain flu vaccines viruses that have been “inactivated” (or killed) and therefore are not infectious, or they do not contain any flu vaccine viruses at all.
  • Flu vaccination can keep you from getting sick with flu. Flu vaccines can reduce your risk of illness, hospitalization.
  • Getting vaccinated yourself may also help protect people around you, including those who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness, like babies and children, older people, and people with certain chronic health conditions.

Piedmont Urgent Care is available every day from 8AM -8PM to provide you and your family members a flu shot.  Not a patient of Piedmont Family Practice?  No problem.  All patients are welcome on walk-in availability basis.  Now is the time to receive your flu shot to be protected throughout the flu season.

Piedmont Urgent Care is located at 493 Blackwell Road, Suite 101B, Warrenton, VA. “Walk-in Availability 8AM – 8PM Everyday with your Trusted Community Providers for the Expected, Unexpected and Everything in Between.”  540-347-5200

Labor Day –Why Do We Have the First Monday Off in September?

According to the Department of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”

There is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.  Regardless of how proposed it, the first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

That’s how we came to having the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.

Piedmont Urgent Care is open and working to serve you today for;

  • Flu, Strep and Mono Tests
  • EKGs
  • Splinting sprains & strains
  • Laceration repairs
  • Minor eye injuries
  • Wound care
  • School & Sports Physicals
  • Child Wellness Check-ups
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Nebulizer treatments and more.

“Walk-in Availability 8AM – 8PM Everyday with your Trusted Community Providers for the Expected, Unexpected and Everything in Between.”