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Urgent Care for Unexpected Medical Needs

October 26, 2020

Maureen's Story: Not Just Any Urgent Care … Advanced Urgent Care

Maureen with her son Mac

Maureen’s 16-year-old son, Mac, experienced severe upper body pain after playing soccer. “He didn’t have any sort of collision or fall, but had pain in his shoulder blade, under his arm and sternum,” says Maureen. She took him to AdvancED Urgent Care after being uncomfortable with another urgent care’s diagnosis the night before. They had sent him home with ibuprofen for what they believed to be a muscle strain. “Since he hadn’t improved by the following morning, I brought him to AdvancED.” 

Maureen says when they went to AdvancED Urgent Care, the physician immediately assessed that it was more than muscle pain and performed an EKG and chest X-ray. The doctor determined he had a partially collapsed lung and, within minutes, he was rushed to Morristown Medical Center, where a team had been alerted in advance and was waiting for him.

“The things that stood out for us were the speed and accuracy with which they addressed and diagnosed my son’s serious medical issue,” says Maureen. “They were very thorough in the testing and had a solid plan to get him the help he needed. And, the physician’s sincere caring and empathy is something I’ll never forget.”

Staffed with board-certified emergency medicine physicians, the walk-in center’s medical professionals diagnose and treat minor injuries to complex conditions in adults and children one year and up.

The AdvancED Urgent Care center is located at 333 Route 46 West in Mountain Lakes. No appointment is necessary, and there is convenient, free parking. The center can be reached at 973-939-6220. See hours and learn more >