Summertime. We’re outside, we’re active, and we go to sleep tired every night. In all its awesomeness, summer does come with certain health risks, and we’ve partnered with Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care to chat about summer safety and options for treatment when problems crop up.
Few people are as familiar with typical aches and pains as the folks at Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care. Seeing everything from allergic reactions to zinc deficiency, they’re experts in treating what is treatable and escalating when necessary. As always, prevention is key. Alexis Smithers, a Legacy-GoHealth Nurse Practioner who met with us at the N. Williams clinic, has some practical advice on how to make your summer a healthy one:
Create or Update Your Emergency Kit
- Bug spray
- Bandaids (variety of sizes)
- Antibiotic ointment
- Instant cold compress
- Pediatric pain reliever
- Pediatric antihistamine
- Ace wrap
If you already have an emergency kit organized, take this reminder to check the expiration dates on those items that have them. Keep the kit on hand in the car or in your everyday bag.
Summertime = Sunshine
The Great Outdoors
Know Your Options
Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care has 14 urgent care centers throughout Oregon and four in Washington, including Barbur, Oregon City, Progress Ridge, Cedar Hills, Sunset, N. Williams, Johnson Creek, Lombard, Fairview, Gresham,Camas,Cascade Park,Lake Oswego and Pearl District.
Alexis Smithers MBA, MSN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practioner, Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care
Alexis Smithers has been providing adult and pediatric medical care for 5 years and has been with Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care for1 year. She received her MSN from Rush University, and also has her MBA from Pepperdine University. Outside of the office, Alexis is passionate about animal rescue and loves caring for her own 2 rescue dogs and spending time with her family.