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ER vs Urgent Care: Know the Differences

It’s natural to want to use the emergency room when you or your family has an accident, gets sick or needs medical assistance. For life-threatening emergencies, the ER is the appropriate care choice. But for broken bones, lacerations requiring stitches, flu and cough, allergies, infections, and more, Primary Health Medical Group clinics are a more convenient and affordable choice.

Like the ER, Primary Health Medical Group Urgent Care Clinics provide the highest caliber of qualified medical talent with convenient hours. Unlike the ER, a trip to a Primary Health Urgent Care Clinic will cost less money and take less time.

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NEW Downtown Clinic Now Open!

Primary Health Urgent Care Clinic Downtown Boise is now open

Primary Health Medical Group is proud to announce our brand new clinic has opened in Downtown Boise. The new clinic is located on Myrtle and 3rd Street in a building that was retrofitted to better serve our patients. The new Downtown Clinic provides better access to those working and living near downtown Boise, the north end, and elsewhere in the Treasure Valley. 

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New Location for Caldwell Clinic

new location for the Caldwell Urgent Care Clinic

The Primary Health Medical Group Caldwell Clinic has relocated! 

The new clinic is located on Cleveland Blvd near Ustick Road in Caldwell. This clinic allows for better access for patients while giving Primary Health the opportunity to remain in the community.

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Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records

James Weiss, MD

Primary Health Medical Group is not only the first health care organization in the state of Idaho to have a physician successfully attest to the Meaningful Use of electronic health records, but also have multiple physicians. Twenty-two, in fact.

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New Urgent Care Provider: Jenna Maffey, P.A.

Jenna Maffey, P.A.

Primary Health Medical Group is pleased to announce the addition of a new Urgent Care provider to our practice. Jenna Maffey, P.A. will be working in our Urgent Care clinics. 

Jenna graduated from Greenville College in Illinois, as well as Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. She has worked as a P.A. for Northwest Emergency Physicians of Teamhealth in Pasco, WA for the past few years. Welcome!

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But It's a DRY Heat

Granted, the weather in the Boise area has finally gotten warm (okay, hot). But truly, it is a DRY heat. While the rest of the country is melting (currently the temperature in St. Louis is 97F with 49% humidity - making it feel like 109F), Boise is enjoying the summer (and not to rub it in, but today's high will be 89F).

The summers in the area are hot - and you should take relevant precautions - but they are still comfortable enough to enjoy some of our valley's favorite activities. Running, biking, hiking are all very enjoyable during the first half of the day. And when it gets warmer, fishing, rafting, and (finally) floating the Boise river. It's a little later than usual, but the Boise river is now open for floating for the season.

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One of the BEST Places to Work in Idaho - Again!

Congratulations to the team members at Primary Health Medical Group for earning the distinction of the 3rd Best Place to Work in Idaho (among large employers). The awards were revealed on April 21 in Boise.

Employees are given anonymous surveys that measure workplace satisfaction and are scored in each of the following categories:

  • Compensation and benefits
  • Work environment
  • Company management
  • Employee growth and development
  • Work-life balance

Dr. David Peterman, President of Primary Health Medical Group, and members of the Primary Health Customer Service Committee were on hand to accept the award.

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Emergency Department vs. Urgent Care

There are many situations when the Emergency Department is the right place for patients to go: serious head injuries, chest pain - true emergency situations. But research shows that time and time again many of the patients visiting the Emergency Departments at hospitals could be served at Urgent Care clinics. And in faster time. And for less money.

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Welcome to Idaho - 2011

Idaho is a great state to live in - and especially the Treasure Valley (which encompasses Boise and the surrounding area). But don't just take my word for it.

The State of Idaho Department of Commerce tracks all good news Idaho-related. And just what is the good news?

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Boise Ranked #6 Best Place to Retire

Money Magazine recently ranked the 25 Best Places to Retire - with Boise taking the #6 spot. The survey takes into account the cultural and social activities offered by a city, as well as the educational opportunities provided by nearby universities.

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