Certified Radiologic Technologist Job Opening

Memphis Area Candidates: Come join the AFC Urgent Care Team!

Certified Radiologic Technologist Job Description:

-Full time

-The shift is 8am-8pm Thursday, Saturday, & Sunday

-Applicant must be registered in radiology through the ARRT

-Tennessee state license is preferred

-Experience is preferred, but not required

-Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: X-ray, Front Desk, Triage, EKG, Labs, Breath Alcohol Testing, and DOT Drug screens

-Must have good attitude, get along well with others, have a good bedside manner to deal with sick patients, and willing to take directions

-Knowledge of EMR DocuTAP, MS Word and Excel preferred

Please send resume and references and a digital copy of your current ARRT card and Tennessee State License to memphisteam@afcurgentcare.com

 

 

 

More Jobs Open At AFC Urgent Care Memphis

Full Time Medical Assistants Needed

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Full-time position for certified medical assistants.
Positions for Fri/Sat/Sun from 8am-8pm. 
Job responsibilities include triaging patients, lab tests, injections and reception work.   
Experience is preferred but not required.

Other shifts are available. Send resumes to memphisteam@afcurgentcare.com

 

  Full Time Xray Techs Needed

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Full time Xray tech needed at #AFC Urgent Care in Memphis. Schedule: Sat, Sun, Mon 8 am until 8 pm. Send resumes to memphisteam@afcurgentcare.com

Full Time and Part Time Doctors Needed

Licensed full time and part time doctors are needed at #AFC Urgent Care in Memphis. Areas of specialty: urgent care, emergency room care, internal medr 2dicine, pediatrics, or family care. Schedule: Sat, Sun, Mon 8 am until 8 pm. Send CVs/resumes to memphisteam@afcurgentcare.com

About AFC Urgent Care in Memphis

About AFC Urgent Care in Memphis provides urgent care in a walk-in clinic setting for ages 6 and older in a family friendly environment.You never need an appointment at AFC Urgent Care. We operate on a first come, first served basis.

We’re open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., 7 days a week. We accept most insurance plans. If you have questions about insurance or need directions, please feel free to call us at 901-881-0331.

We’re located at 5475 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119, near the intersection of Poplar & Yates and just a block and a half west of the I-240 & Poplar Interchange.

Get Quality, Fast, Convenient Medical Care at AFC/Doctors Express

Our professional and experienced medical staff can treat numerous medical needs, including:

  • DOT & INS Physicals
  • Drug Screens
  • Colds & Coughs
  • Flu & Strep
  • Breaks & Sprains
  • Infections
  • Allergies, Bites & Rashes
  • Lacerations & Burns
  • Earaches, Fevers & Pediatric Illness
  • Upset Stomachs & Vomiting
  • Various Aches & Pains
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sinus Cocktail Shots w/Doctor Consultation and Approval

 

Tick Season! It’s almost here.

Did you know ticks live in the fur of dogs and cats and other animals and in the feathers of many birds?

Tick bites occur most often during early spring to late summer and not just in areas where there are many wild animals and birds.

Ticks are in the arachnid family. They bite to fasten themselves onto the skin and feed on blood and if you have pets or if you are in wooded or high grassy areas, you may encounter a tick that can bite and attach itself to you!

Most ticks don’t carry diseases, and most tick bites don’t cause serious health problems. But it is important to remove a tick as soon as you find it.

Removing the tick’s body helps you avoid diseases the tick may pass on during feeding. Removing the tick’s head helps prevent an infection in the skin where it bit you.

Usually, removing the tick, washing the site of the bite, and watching for signs of illness are all that is needed.

In our area of the country, we are exposed to more than one type of tick and since there is a chance that they can pass things like lyme disease and other illnesses to humans, when you have a tick bite, it is important to determine whether you need a tetanus shot to prevent tetanus (lockjaw).

Some people may have an allergic reaction to a tick bite. This reaction may be mild, with a few annoying symptoms. In rare cases, a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) may occur.

Many of the diseases ticks carry cause flu-like symptoms, such as fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, and muscle aches. Symptoms may begin from 1 day to 3 weeks after the tick bite. Sometimes a rash or sore appears along with the flu-like symptoms. Common tick-borne diseases include:

Tick paralysis is a rare problem that may occur after a tick bite. In some parts of the world, tick bites may cause other tick-borne diseases, such as South African tick-bite fever.

Check your symptoms to decide if and when you should see a doctor and if you do, you can see one at AFC Urgent Care in Memphis 7 days a week, and no appointment is needed.

 

Cabbage Soup ≠ Bikini Body

Summer is fast approaching, which means it will be time to get out the bathing suits and short shorts!

And who doesn’t begin to feel a little insecure after a long winter of bundling up?

Before you start getting ready to bare your “bikini body” on the beach, AFC Urgent Care wants to know:

How do you feel about crash diets? 

For those who have never tried one, a crash diet is when you dramatically cut your calorie intake and restrict the variety of foods you eat for a short period of time, with the goal of losing weight quickly.

By cutting your calorie and nutrient intake abruptly and then allowing your intake to go back to normal, the hope is that instead of a long-term change in your eating habits, you can achieve weight loss with just a few weeks of starvation.

Unfortunately, that’s rarely how it turns out.

During a crash diet, most people will experience the typical symptoms of starvation, including lightheadedness, fatigue, constipation, loss of coordination, irritability and extreme hunger. This is the “crash” part of the diet; your body is trying to conserve as much energy as it can, so its response is to prevent the unnecessary burning of calories. Your body’s starvation response begins within a couple of days of starting your crash diet, after your body burns through its stores of quick energy in the form of glycogen. That’s when your body will begin burning fat and muscle for energy to make up for the deficit. Your metabolism slows to a crawl, and it becomes harder to lose weight as your body clings to every calorie and nutrient you consume.

And here’s the kicker: any weight you lose over the course of your crash diet is highly likely to come back.

According to Darcy Johanssen, Ph.D., R.D., an assistant professor at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, any weight you drop during a crash diet is likely to be a mix of water weight, fat and muscle, and water and fat will return the fastest. This could have long-term implications for your health, since muscle is harder to replace.

Additionally, there is evidence that your metabolism remains slower for a period of time after your crash diet ends, which could cause you to regain even more weight. Some studies have also shown that repeated crash diets can affect your insulin sensitivity, leading to a greater risk of metabolic disorders or diabetes.

If the word “crash” in the name wasn’t enough to convince you, hopefully these facts are. Crash diets might seem like a good idea over the short term, but they are bad for your long-term health and weight management.

Instead, give our doctors here at AFC Urgent Care in Memphis a visit to discuss building a sustainable plan to manage your weight and keep your body ready for “bikini season” all year long!

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Lost Time from Injury is a Loss in Productivity to Most Companies, Big or Small

All types of businesses and all sizes from small businesses to large corporations benefit from using urgent care centers in terms of the reduced lost-time-on-the-job we provide over a primary care doctor’s office and in the cost of services, which are much cheaper than an ER.

If your employees aren’t well, business suffers. If business suffers, your bottom line suffers. As a business leader you’ve got enough to worry about. You also need an Occupational Health and Workers Compensation clinic that can deliver prompt, accurate communication, a key building block to effective occupational health services.

At AFC/Doctors Express, we’ve designed programs that promote streamlined record keeping, enable a quick return to work, and keep you fully aware of your employee’s health status.

Here are just a few examples of the types of illness and injury we treat that may be related to occupational health or worker’s comp:

  • Colds, Coughs and Flu
  • Cuts and Bruises
  • Earaches and Infections
  • Broken Bones & Fractures
  • Burns, Rashes and Bites
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Vomiting and Diarrhea
  • Allergies and Asthma
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Nausea and Headaches
  • Eye Injuries
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Back Injury and Pain

And here are just a few examples of occupational health services we provide to meet federal regulations you and/or your employees may be subject to and some of the preventive care services you may offer to employees as part of their compensation or for pre-employment qualifications your company may require of new hires:

  • DOT medical services for CDL certification and re-certification
  • Flu shots and flu tests
  • INS physicals and shots
  • Pre-employment physicals and drug screens
  • Executive health and wellness physicals
  • Pre-operative physicals

AFC/Doctors Express offers employers an occupational medicine program that is an integrated, comprehensive source for health services.

Please contact us for more information at 901-254-8040.DE to AFC soon small size

Yes, You Can Dance Your Way to Better Health

Whether it’s a few steps around your living room or a line dance with friends, dancing can have immediate health benefits, as well as long-term effects for life.

Dancing is a popular, doctor-recommended activity that offers cardiovascular exercise, social interaction and other health benefits to keep you moving! Although the benefits vary based on the type of dance routine you choose, dancing is still a great way to keep your body healthy.

Immediate Benefits

Mood Lifter – Whether you are in a depression that you can’t explain, or you’re angry at the world, the ability to lose yourself in dance can help lift any mood. The Mayo Clinic has cited dance-based exercises, such as Zumba, as great ways to boost your mood.

Stress-Reliever – Dancing gives your mind something else to focus on, allowing you to slowly de-stress and concentrate on feeling better. Dancing also releases endorphins in the same way that running does, giving you the same elevated feeling at the end of your workout.

Self-Monitor – When you dance, you gain better awareness of your body and how it moves. You can feel what parts of your body need more activity and what parts need to be strengthened. By learning your body’s limits, you learn how to prevent injury and will know if something doesn’t feel right later on.

Short-Term Benefits

Improved Muscle Tone and Weight Management – Depending on the routine, dancing can provide concentrated exercise to specific areas on your body, as well as full-body exercises.  Ballet, for instance, consists of holding various poses which work deep muscle tissue across the entire body. A more lively dance routine like the salsa or tango targets your waistline and hips.Improved Flexibility and Balance – Daily and even weekly dancing can help you find your center of gravity and make balancing easier. Healthguidance.org says that certain dance activities can work to strengthen the smaller muscles that play a big role in your ability to balance.

Improved Self-Confidence – Whether it’s mastering a routine or learning to feel comfortable in public, dancing with a group or with a partner can help you build self-confidence. Dancing can be both a social and private event, allowing you to grow comfortable in your own skin and comfortable around others.

Long-Term Benefits

Stronger Heart –  AARP found that dancing not only strengthens your heart and lowers your risk of high blood pressure, but it also decreases your risk of a stroke. Ballroom dance and salsa have been found to have the biggest effect on heart health, because dancers are able to maintain a healthy target heart rate.

Stronger Mind- The New England Journal of Medicine conducted a study in 2003 to see if regular physical activity could reduce the risk of dementia and memory loss. Dancing provided the biggest reduction in risk even when compared to bicycling, doing crossword puzzles and playing a sport.

Stronger Bones – Just like our muscles, bones grow stronger through exercise and use. The International Osteoporosis Foundation recommends dancing for both children with developing bones, young adults and women. Dancing increases bone density for children and maintains it in adults, allowing for bones that are less likely to fracture.

Other Benefits

Injury Rehabilitation – When recovering from an injury, slow and steady is the best way to go. A health letter written by the Mayo Clinic states that dancing can be a positive alternative to jogging. This is because it is a low-impact way of allowing gradual movement and rotation, without added risk of further injury.

Energy Booster – Dancing not only wakes up all your muscles, but it increases blood flow and causes you to breathe more, providing your body with more oxygen. All these things combined equal higher levels of alertness, wellness and energy.

As with all forms of exercise it is important to start slow and gradually work up to more complicated routines. Be sure to research different styles of dance to see which one might work for you, whether it be slow with low-impact, or fast-paced and intense.

We recommend you get a basic physical before starting any exercise program, especially if you have been away from a regular exercise program for several months or more. We can do a basic physical for exercise fitness at AFC Urgent Care in Memphis, no appointment need, done by our on-site physicians, any day of the week.

Finally, always make sure to monitor how you feel when you start exercising and throughout all your exercise routines and classes, and be sure to contact a medical professional if you notice anything irregular.0813-AFC Memphis-Dangler 11x17 LR copy 2

The top 4 health concerns facing Americans

The United States is one of the most diverse nations in the world. As different as we may seem, our health issues can be very similar. Health care trends tend to be pretty consistent across large swaths of the population, so it’s important to pay attention when one becomes widespread.

  1. The No. 1 health condition in the U.S. is heart disease. It is one of the leading causes of death, comprising more than a quarter of all deaths annually. It is estimated that someone has a heart attack in the U.S. every 43 seconds. To prevent heart disease, doctors recommend routine physical activity, a diet full of fresh produce and limited alcohol consumption.
  2. Obesity is a huge health concern in the U.S., and it affects more people each year. Staving off weight gain is difficult for many Americans, as they lack the time and resources to easily maintain a healthy lifestyle. In fact, many parts of America are referred to as “food deserts,” meaning that more than a third of the population resides an unreasonable distance away from a well-equipped and affordable grocery store, farmer’s market or other healthy food provider. Often, these same communities are also classified as “play deserts,” meaning they don’t have safe spaces for residents to be active outdoors.
  3. Another problem hospitals all over the country are facing is the growing resistance of some strains of bacteria to antibiotic treatments. Bacteria can evolve very quickly, which means that resistance to antibiotics is presenting an ever-greater challenge to health care providers. MRSA, strep throat and tuberculosis have all been the subjects of research since the early 2000s as antibiotic resistant strains have emerged. Recent epidemics of the diseases, especially in hospital settings, are scary because there are fewer ways to treat them.
  4. A public health issue that has been receiving more attention lately is the impact of stress on mental, physical and emotional health. According to a poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, a quarter of Americans say they are under a “high level” of stress. Stress not only contributes to chronic health issues like headaches, muscle pain and sleep problems, but it has also been linked to the worsening of seemingly unrelated health problems, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Experts recommend that people who deal with chronic stress get routine checkups and find effective coping methods.

These are the most common health problems facing the U.S. today. The good news is that preventive care can go a long way in helping people who might be at risk of developing these issues.

Here at the Memphis AFC/Doctors Express (soon to be AFC Urgent Care), we can take many of these issues and recommend immediate and long-term solutions that will fit your lifestyle, without requiring you to make an appointment.

So visit us soon and learn how you can be proactive in getting and keeping yourself healthy.0813-AFC Memphis-Dangler 11x17 LR copy 2