Holley Navarre Medical Clinic - Joel Rudman, M.D.
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Why We Should Be Your Urgent Care Option

     You wake up and your only child is lethargic and running a temperature of 103.  Afraid for their well being, you anxiously wrap them up and drive them to a place with no physician on duty. The main "provider" there is someone who never attended medical school. He/she tells you your child has an emergency, even though this person has never worked emergency rooms before.
     Scary, isn't it? Yet, in our area, this may be the situation you are facing when you see a random sign that says "urgent care". Often, these centers have no physician coverage at all or employ providers with no emergency experience that are here today, gone tomorrow.
     I would like to offer you a much better option. At Holley Navarre Medical Clinic, your child would see a physician- a board certified one from the Top 15 in his medical school class. I am the only physician here, so your family would always get the same familiar face and service you expect. I am no newcomer to urgent care situations, having opened a brand new urgent care center in Charlotte for the 4th largest hospital in the nation. I have real life experience dealing with trauma and physical injuries, having worked for NASCAR for over 12 years. In the event your child has a serious emergency, it may comfort you to know that I have years of experience working urgent cares in central Florida as well as emergency rooms from Atmore to Chipley.
     Sometimes in urgent matters, a physician has one chance to get the diagnosis right. I have seen life-threatening conditions in the last year as varied as Guillain Barre and pericarditis.
     My practice is listed as an urgent care for all participating insurances. You do not have to be an existing patient to use us. If your regular doctor cannot see you in a timely fashion, you do have the right to see us- today.