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FastMed Offers Discount Sports Physicals at Select Locations

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From now until August 31, 2014, FastMed Urgent Care will offer $15 Sports Physicals at the Kernersville, NC location and $20 Sports Physicals at the Salisbury, NC location. The sports physicals are good for one year and can be used for school sports teams, youth organizations, camps and more.  As always, walk-ins are welcome at all of our locations. Kids of all ages are encouraged to stop in and receive their sports physicals.

To print the sports physical voucher for the Kernersville, NC location, click here.

To print the sports physical voucher for the Salisbury, NC location, click here.

FastMed is also offering $55 DOT Physicals at the following locations: Kernersville, Salisbury and Charlotte at Wilkinson Blvd.

 

FastMed's Alesha LePierre to Help Woman and Children Though Mustard Seed Communities

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Meet Alesha LePierre. She is a medical assistant at FastMed Urgent Care in Concord, NC. Alesha has been given the amazing opportunity to travel to Nicaragua in February 2015 on a mission trip through the Mustard Seed Communities organization.

While on her trip, Alesha and her team will live and work at a newly opened home called Diriamba, which is located just outside of the town of Managua. The home is an orphanage that cares for abandoned children with disabilities. Alesha and her team have a goal of making the home a better place for the children to live. They will work to achieve this goal by caring for and interacting with the children, as well as performing tasks and projects.

Alesha’s team will also have the opportunity to take part in the Christ in the Garabe Ministry. In La Chureca, many people live in garbage dumps. The Mustard Seed Communities has established a sewing and baking center for the women there to be able to provide for their families. This enables the women to learn a trade and earn revenue.

Alesha is very aware of the challenges of this trip. There is will intense heat and poor living situations, even for the volunteers. However, Alesha believes that prayer, selfless acts and making a difference, will make the trip well worth it! She has set a goal to raise $2100 for her trip. All prayers, well wishes and support are greatly appreciated.

To make a donation for Alesha and her Mustard See Team, CLICK HERE.

For more information on the Mustard See Communities mission, who they serve and were or to get involved and volunteer visit www.mustardseed.com!

 

FastMed's Wendell John Volunteers at the Special Olympic Summer Games

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Last weekend, Wendell John, practice manager at FastMed’s Wake Forest location volunteered at the 2014 Special Olympics Summer Games.  Over the course of the weekend, more than a thousand Special Olympic athletes competed in events in 19 different sports such as aquatics, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball, track & field, and volleyball and all venues are open free to the public to attend.

Wendell, along with some family members, helped to set up the track and field events. They also cheered, encouraged and escorted athletes across the finish line. Once at the finish line, Wendell provided hydration and support as a part of the volunteer and medical team. FastMed supports the Special Olympics of North Carolina, as well as the volunteer efforts of Wendell John and family!

About Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC)

SONC provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for over 38,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Please clinic here for more information: http://sonc.net/

FastMed Supports MADD

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FastMed Urgent Care is proud to support Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and sponsor the organization’s upcoming Walk Life MADD 5k Walk and Run May 31 at the Dorothea Dix Campus in Raleigh, NC.

This event is in memory of the nearly 400 people who lose their lives in NC annually to drunk drivers. These incidents affect family, friends and neighbors alike. FastMed encourages everyone to make safe decisions, and to never drink and drive!

 Join FastMed and MADD May 31 and look for Dr. Kyle, our community Mascot for a chance to take photos and get in the FastMed MADD 5k Walk and Run May!

 For more information, click here for our flier, and enjoy this video!

FastMed's Jason Williams Receives TBJ Health Care Heroes Award

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This year, the Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) held the 13th annual Health Care Heroes Awards. The awards program recognizes various leaders in health care field. This year, TBJ honored 13 inspiring individuals who proved themselves to be trailblazers in the health care industry.

FastMed Urgent Care’s founder and CEO of the Eastern Region, Jason A. Williams, MPAS, PhD is the recipient of the 2014 Rising Star award. According to TBJ, the rising star award goes to someone who “shows real promise in the fields of scientific research or in the practice of medicine”.

Congratulations, Jason, on an award well deserved!

Read more about Jason's award here.

Wear Red for American Heart Month

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February is a month marked with the color red and all things heart-shaped. It’s no surprise that February is also American Heart Month. Many of us have been, or know someone who has been, affected by heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the US. Heart disease has no preference to one’s race, ethnicity, sex or age.

 Friday, February 7 is National Wear Red Day, a day in which everyone is encouraged to wear red in an effort to raise awareness of heart disease in women. Raising awareness helps to increase knowledge on how to live more heart-friendlier, and how to look for signs of heart disease.

According to the American Heart Association, over half a million Americans will suffer from a heart attack annually. Knowing the symptoms can save your life or the life of a loved one.

  • Chest pains or pressure (it may go away, then come back)
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest pains
  • Pain or discomfort in the arm, back, neck or jaw
  • Cold sweat

 A healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and correct diet are essential to preventing heart disease. Contact your doctor or health provider before you begin any health regime, and most importantly, wear red on February 7, 2014 to support your loved ones!

FastMed Holds Holiday Food, Clothing and Toy Drive

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This holiday season, FastMed Urgent Care in North Carolina is proud to partner with The Salvation Army to sponsor a food and clothing drive from December 2, 2013 through January 15, 2014. Beginning this week, stop by your nearest FastMed and drop off any toys, nonperishable, canned food and/or gently used or new clothes to help those in need. The clinics will feature two barrels: one for food and one for clothing and toys.

The following North Carolina FastMed locations will feature donation barrels:

  • Aberdeen
  • Apex
  • Boone
  • Burlington
  • Cary at Cornerstone Dr.
  • Cary at Ten-Ten Rd.
  • Chapel Hill
  • Clayton
  • Durham
  • Fayetteville
  • Garner
  • High Point
  • Kernersville
  • Lumberton
  • Raleigh at Creedmoor Rd.
  • Raleigh at Millbrook Rd.
  • Sanford
  • Wake Forest

 For questions or for more information, please contact: nc_market@fastmed.com.

Thank you for helping FastMed Urgent Care to support such a great cause!

 

FastMed Sponsors Women in Business Series

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 FastMed Urgent Care is proud to be an event sponsor of the Garner Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Luncheon in Garner, NC.

The luncheon highlights working women and the strides that have been taken to insure equality in the workforce. Each semi-annual luncheon host professional women throughout Garner, NC and features a keynote speaker. This year’s keynote speaker was Jan Fields, former president of McDonalds USA. Jan chronicled her experience as president of McDonalds USA, and described some of the challenges she faced as a female executive in a male-dominated field.

The luncheon, held on November 5, also raises money for scholarships for local high school girls. Special thanks to the Garner Chamber of Commerce for coordinating such an uplifting event!!