Blog Archive

What to Do About a Concussion Jan 1st, 2021

Although there are a few funny phrases that indicate the sensation of getting hit in the head — “That really rang my bell!” or “That had me seeing stars!” — head injuries are no laughing matter. And when the blow is hard enough to alter your brain function, it’s called...

How (and Why) to Stay Hydrated Through the Winter Dec 1st, 2020

Staying hydrated is one of the easiest things you can do to support your overall health, and yet, it’s easily forgotten and neglected. The time of year can also derail your attempts to stay hydrated during the day, especially during the winter. At Wise Care Urgent Care, our medical professionals...

How is Pink Eye Treated? Nov 1st, 2020

There’s a protective membrane (conjunctiva) on your eyeballs that protects them from external irritants and keeps your eyes moist. If that membrane gets infected and inflamed, it’s called conjunctivitis, but you may know it as pink eye. Although pink eye isn’t a medical emergency, it can be very uncomfortable, and...

Signs of an Infected Cut Oct 7th, 2020

Your body is designed with survival and self-preservation in mind. It has the fantastic ability to regenerate and heal itself, which comes in handy whenever you get a cut, burn, scrape, or wound.  Of course, severe lacerations may require immediate medical attention. If you find that your cut won’t stop...

When Should I Go to Urgent Care? Sep 8th, 2020

Not all illnesses and injuries need professional medical attention. Your body has a fantastic  ability to heal itself under most circumstances. Of course, in extreme situations, emergency care is critical, and the only way to save your life.  But if you’re like most people, you occasionally experience a condition or...

Allergies vs. Sinusitis: How to Tell the Difference Aug 17th, 2020

Like headaches, fever, and general pain, a stuffy nose is one of those symptoms that can indicate one of many conditions. There’s no way to know what you have by considering a stuffed-up nose on its own. But when you put it into context with other information, you can figure...

5 Common Sports Injuries Jul 22nd, 2020

If you participate in sports, whether regularly or occasionally, you’re strengthening your cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems but also putting yourself in harm’s way. That’s because all physical activity comes with the potential of collisions, falls, cuts, and bruises.  If you find yourself on the sidelines because of a sports injury,...

Is Your Lifestyle Causing Your Back Pain? Jun 20th, 2020

Back pain is serious, especially if it's caused by a herniated disc, osteoarthritis, or compressed nerves. It can keep you from work, family events, sports, and other activities you love. And if it’s chronic, you can develop related conditions, like obesity, which triggers a whole different set of ailments.  But...

Concussion Signs — Don't Wait to Get Treatment May 20th, 2020

You don’t have to be a football player to get a concussion, but contact sports render more than their fair share of victims, to the tune of nearly 4 million every year. Emergency departments throughout the country report that about 70% of the traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases they see...

Colds vs. Flu in Kids Apr 21st, 2020

Of all the common childhood illnesses kids get throughout the year, the most difficult ones to diagnose for most parents are the flu and a cold.  Dr. Perry Weisman and our team of medical experts at WiseCare Urgent Care are always ready to answer your questions and provide the comprehensive...

Keep Your Employees Sober and Safe on the Job with Drug Screening Feb 7th, 2020

Drugs and alcohol destroy the health and lives of countless users and abusers every year, but they also take their toll on the companies where they work — to the tune of $100 billion annually. That’s why it’s important to know if your current and prospective employees are putting their...

If You Need an FAA Aviation Medical Exam, You've Come to the Right Place Jan 1st, 2020

Participation medical exams are now commonplace for school age children involved in sports and other activities, something that people with a pilot’s license have undergone for years. Currently, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has several levels of pilot certifications, and some of these require one of three levels of medical...

WiseCare Supports Walk The Walk Foundation Christmas Gift Campaign Dec 20th, 2019

WiseCare – with help from our generous staff – is proud to collect and donate new toys, hats, and gloves for local children within Anne Arundel County. Donations are being made to WALK THE WALK FOUNDATION for its mission to brighten Christmas morning for over 1,500 local children this year. Walk...

WiseCare Urgent & Primary Care Proud to Promote American Heart Month #heartmonth Dec 20th, 2019

To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, WiseCare Urgent & Primary Care is proudly participating in American Heart Month. Our mission to help spread the work locally, as statistics show many Anne Arundel County residents are affected by heart disease. Did you know heart disease is the...

How to Prepare for Your Immigration Physical Dec 6th, 2019

Immigrating to the United States is a huge step. There are several important things on your to-do list, but don’t neglect your entry medical exam. Wondering how you can prepare for it? Start by finding a federally-authorized provider, like WiseCare Urgent Care. Dr. Perry Weisman is a board-certified internal medicine...

WiseCare: Not Your Typical Urgent Care! Dec 6th, 2019

WiseCare: Not Your Typical Urgent Care! Unlike other local urgent care centers, WiseCare offers a robust list of services such as: Primary care Pediatric care IV fluid hydration Occupational Medicine DOT physicals, drug screening DOT and non-DOT exams Immigration Physicals FAA Medical Exams and more! Besides that, we are here every...

Immigration & Citizenship Physical Exams by USCIS-Designated Civil Surgeon Nov 12th, 2019

Immigration Physical Exams by USCIS-Designated Civil Surgeon: FAQs Who Performs the Immigration Physical Exam? Dr. Perry Weisman, Founder and Medical Director of WiseCare offices located in Anne Arundel County is USCIS-approved to perform immigration medical examinations. Appointments can be made by calling us at (410) 255.7900. How does it work? Every time...

The Most Common Injuries Around the Holidays Nov 1st, 2019

It's likely that the last thing you want to think about during the holidays is visiting the emergency room or urgent care. Unfortunately, with all the excitement of the festivities also comes an increased risk of injury for young and old family members alike. At WiseCare Urgent Care, with locations...

Welcome to WiseCare! Now Accepting New Patients in Anne Arundel County Aug 22nd, 2019

Welcome to WiseCare! Your Premier Medical Home in Anne Arundel County for Primary Care & Urgent Care Needs WiseCare is now accepting new PRIMARY CARE PATIENTS in our Severna Park location. Find out why your friends and neighbors call WiseCare their “premier medical home” and rely on us for serving...

WiseCare Proud Sponsor of 2018 Lifeline 100 Century Ride & Make Health Happen Health Fair Aug 7th, 2019

The 2018 Lifeline 100 Century Ride scheduled at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville on Sunday, October 7th is a cycling event that offers 100 and 65 mile trail/road routes, 30 and 15 mile paved trail routes, plus the free Community Health Fair and Children’s Bike Rodeo. This year will mark the 5th Anniversary of the Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100...

PCP Appointments Available in Evenings & Weekends! Jul 29th, 2019

WiseCare Severna Park Offers Primary Care Physician Appointments 7 Days a Week Will your PCP (primary care provider) see you on weekends or in the evenings? WiseCare provider can! Go to www.wisecaremd.com to schedule an adult and pediatric Primary Care medical visit day or night, weekdays or weeknights in our SEVERNA PARK...

How to Choose a Pediatric Provider Jul 26th, 2019

WiseCare Experts Offer Timely Advice and Insider Tips for How to Choose a Pediatric Provider. This information is intended for new parents, and parents who recently moved into Anne Arundel County and are searching for a pediatric provider. Depending on the needs of your child, you can expect to be...

Easy-to-Read Vaccine Schedules (CDC Version 2018) Jul 9th, 2019

Easy to Read Vaccine Schedules, Quizzes & Resources Published by CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vaccine Schedules, and More WiseCare medical experts make it easy for you to review the CDC vaccine schedules here, download or print the PDFs. You are also encouraged to take the CDC vaccine...

July is UV Safety Month: How to Stay Healthy This Summer Jul 2nd, 2019

July is UV Safety Month! Sunburn isn’t our only concern… Summer is the perfect time to remind our patients and the overall community about the dangers of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and how to protect yourself in the sun.  – Dr. Wiesman, WiseCare Founder & CEO Learn more about...

Occupational Health: How to Better Manage Company Health Costs Jun 20th, 2019

Why Partner with WiseCare for Your Company’s Occupational Health Needs? Are you a key business owner or executive responsible for employee wellness programs and health care? Or are you a Personnel Administrator or independent benefits brokerage firm looking for a local, convenient and quality occupational health program you can count...

WiseCare Joins MHN to Promote Men’s Health 2018 National Campaign: Preventative Screenings Jun 14th, 2019

Every June, Your WiseCare Providers and Staff Celebrate Men’s Health Month – and Men’s Health Week from June 10-17, 2018 with Preventative Health Screenings. WiseCare helps raise awareness throughout the month of June by celebrating Men’s Health Month, sharing educational health information and performing preventative health screenings in our Severna Park and Pasadena...

Sports Physicals: Importance & Timeliness May 15th, 2019

Sports Physicals: Importance & Timeliness Our WiseCare medical experts explain why sports physicals are so important for your student athlete, and why it’s smart to get them done sooner than later. Most states require school athletes to have a sports physical, and now is the time to book it.  Here...

Allergies Vs. Asthma: Risks & Avoidance Tips May 13th, 2019

Allergies vs. Asthma: Your Online Resource by WiseCare Experts Our WiseCare experts are your dedicated healthcare partners in the battle with asthma and allergies. Read on to learn the difference between asthma and allergies, the links between them, and what you can do to now that the peak season is...

WiseCare Patient Alert – Measles Cases & Outbreak 2018 Apr 29th, 2019

Measles cases and “Outbreak 2018” is currently in the news as 11 states have been affected thus far: Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. This is the greatest number of cases since measles elimination was documented in the U.S. in 2000.  What does this...

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room – How Do You Know? Apr 29th, 2019

When should you go to WiseCare Urgent Care Centers instead of the Emergency Room? Because urgent care centers are designed to treat same-day problems (ie, finger cut, sprained ankle, severe sore throat) and not meant for life-threatening emergencies (ie, heart attack, stroke, major trauma), urgent care centers have become a “bridge”...

WiseCare Pediatric Primary Care Services Featured in Patch.com Announcements Apr 15th, 2019

WiseCare Urgent Care & Primary Care medical services recently featured on Patch.com popular community news and information site for residents and businesses in Anne Arundel County serving Severna Park, Millersville, Arnold, Pasadena, Glen Burnie, Odenton-Severn, Broadneck, Crofton, and Annapolis communities. Check it out here: WiseCare Achieves New Milestone By Offering...

WiseCare Severna Park Welcomes Pediatric Provider Rachel Inman, MSN, CRNP Apr 9th, 2019

WiseCare Adds Pediatric Primary Care to Extensive List of Non-Urgent Medical Services With Prime Time Appointment Slots Available Prime Time appointment slots now available for Pediatric Services including well-child exams, vaccinations, physicals, sudden illness, injuries and prevention/management of common pediatric acute illnesses and chronic conditions. WiseCare is pleased to announce...

WiseCare Severna Park Launches Primary Care Services Apr 3rd, 2019

Great news from WiseCare for Severna Park and Surrounding Communities! Pediatric Well-Child Exams, Vaccinations and more now offered at WiseCare Severna Park Medical Center You asked for it, and we are proud to announce it’s finally here! Our newest non-urgent medical service begins April 9, 2018 when we kick off PEDIATRIC...

Need a Medical Home? WiseCare Primary Care Providers are Here for You Mar 20th, 2019

Why Do You Need a Medical Home? Why do you need a Medical Home? First, let’s define what we mean by “medical home”. At WiseCare it refers to our approach to providing comprehensive primary and urgent care services that facilitate partnerships between patients, clinicians, medical staff, and your family. In essence,...

What Makes WiseCare Different? Dec 30th, 2018

Our Answer: A Wide Variety of Medical Services is What Makes WiseCare Different! We are quite proud of what makes WiseCare different. Our Severna Park and Pasadena premier medical centers offer a vast array of services not typically offered by other urgent care centers in the area. In addition to walk-in urgent care, WiseCare also serves as...

Overuse of Antibiotics: Side Effects & Resistance Dec 29th, 2018

WiseCare Medical Experts Explain Why Overuse of Antibiotics Causes Resistance & Side Effects Overuse of Antibiotics is a concern for many providers in our community. It is important to understand that antibiotics are not effective for the common cold, which is viral for the vast majority of people suffering. This...