Sinus infections can come with a lot of facial pain. Therefore, you might automatically think you have to go straight to an ear, nose and throat specialist for care. However, this isn’t the case. The qualified physicians at our AFC Urgent Care TN locations are happy to help you with your sinus infection so that you can get back to feeling your best as soon as possible. Do I Have a Sinus Infection? Read on →

High blood pressure, also known as “hypertension,” occurs when the force of blood against the artery walls is too high. Blood pressure under 120⁄80 mmHg is considered normal, while anything over 140⁄90 mmHg is considered high. Fortunately, if you are one of the 3 million cases of high blood pressure diagnosed each year, there are ways you can lower your blood pressure. Our team at AFC Urgent Care TN want to offer some insight. Read on →

We all get tired from time to time. It is a normal part of life. However, sometimes being tired can be a sign of something more. Our team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants to share some insight into the causes of fatigue, as well as how to prevent it. What Is Fatigue? Fatigue is defined as when a person feels tired, has no energy, is physically or mentally exhausted, or lacks motivation. Read on →

Guess what time of year it is? No, not Christmas. Flu season! The flu virus starts to rear its ugly head in October and the season often lasts until April or May. That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care TN believes the time is now to get your flu shot! How Much Will My Flu Shot Cost? In most cases, if you have health insurance, your vaccine should be covered free of cost or copay. Read on →

Did you know more than 3 million urinary tract infections (also known as UTIs) are diagnosed every year? Our team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants you to know the symptoms associated with a urinary tract infection so that you can seek treatment at our urgent care center as soon as possible! What Is a Urinary Tract Infection? A urinary tract infection occurs when an infection occurs in your urinary system, which includes your bladder, kidneys, ureters and/or urethra. Read on →

Not feeling your best, but don’t think it’s quite severe enough to be pneumonia? It could be that you have a milder form of pneumonia called walking pneumonia. Fortunately, when signs of walking pneumonia begin to appear, one of our AFC Urgent Care centers can help you get to feeling as good as new! What Is Walking Pneumonia? Walking pneumonia, a milder form of pneumonia, occurs when a bacterial infection affects your upper and lower respiratory tract. Read on →

Is your company looking for an easier and faster way to test employees for drug screenings? How about looking for a place you can turn seven days a week? Our AFC Urgent Care TN locations are just what you’re looking for! We offer drug screens with prompt results, and we’re open all week with extended hours. What Is a Drug Screening? A drug screening is a process in which urine or blood is used to test a person for any drugs that might be in his or her system. Read on →

Sickness never happens when we have time for it. Don’t you feel like it always occurs at the absolutely worst time, such as on a weekend? Fortunately, our East Tennessee urgent care centers are open seven days a week for extended hours so that you can get the medical treatment you need when you need it, even on weekends. Let’s take a look at one common condition we treat—bronchitis. Do I Have Bronchitis? Read on →

Did you know more than 3 million respiratory infections are diagnosed each year? But while the condition is extremely common, that doesn’t mean it’s any more bearable when you’re the one who’s sick! That’s why our AFC Urgent Care TN team wants to make sure you know where to turn if you begin experiencing the symptoms of a respiratory infection. What Is a Respiratory Infection? A respiratory infection occurs when a viral infection starts to affect the nose, throat and airways. Read on →

East Tennessee is absolutely gorgeous in the summer! It may be hot, but it’s beautiful—and there’s a ton to do. But sometimes, illness strikes. If a sore throat has you feeling less than your best, there are things you can do to get back to good health. What Is Acute Pharyngitis? Acute pharyngitis, also known as sore throat, occurs when the back of your throat (pharynx) and tonsils become inflamed. Depending on the cause, your sore throat may just be pesky and annoying—or it may be extremely painful. Read on →