Friday May 22 Promotes Skin Cancer Prevention as Memorial Day Summer Season Kicks Off
May 20, 2015 Gilbert, NC – With National Don’t Fry Day this Friday, May 22 leading into Memorial Day weekend and summertime, FastMed Urgent Care, the fastest-growing urgent care network in the U.S. and the largest in its chosen markets of Arizona and North Carolina, is encouraging their patients to protect themselves and their families from sunburn this summer.
“Each year, FastMed’s 87 clinic locations treat patients who have been over exposed to the sun,” said Michael P. Dunn, MD, President and Chief Medical Officer for FastMed Urgent Care in Arizona. “It not only gets in the way of their summer fun but it can pose significant short and long-term health risks. Sun overexposure damages skin, causes premature aging and can lead to skin cancer. At FastMed, we encourage our patients to take basic precautions to ensure that summer fun isn’t interrupted by painful sunburn.”
The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention explains that no single step can provide perfect protection from overexposure to UV radiation, so they recommend following as many of the following tips as possible:
- Do Not Burn or Tan
- Seek Shade
- Wear Sun-Protective Clothing
- Generously Apply Sunscreen
- Use Extra Caution Near Water, Snow, and Sand
- Get Vitamin D Safely
The Council sums it up by encouraging summertime revelers to “Slip! Slop! Slap!…and Wrap when you’re outdoors — slip on a shirt, slop on broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, slap on a wide-brimmed hat, and wrap on sunglasses.”
About FastMed Urgent Care:
FastMed Urgent Care is an owner and operator of urgent care facilities with locations throughout North Carolina and Arizona. FastMed focuses on the delivery of non-appointment based medicine to the non-emergency patient market. The urgent care centers are open 365 days a year and are staffed with experienced and licensed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. FastMed clinics hold The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation in compliance with the Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in ambulatory health care. For more information, please visit www.fastmed.com. FastMed is managed by an affiliated entity of one of the investment funds of the Comvest Group.
About the Comvest Group:
The Comvest Group, with $1.2 billion of assets under management, provides flexible financing solutions to lower middle-market companies through its equity and debt funds, often meeting time-critical and complex funding requirements. The firm includes seasoned, senior level operating executives who partner with managers and owners of companies to operationally improve businesses and create long-term value. Since 2000, Comvest has invested more than $1.5 billion of capital in over 105 public and private companies. For more information, please visit www.comvest.com.
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