Urgent care versus the ER -- expert advice to help parents decide when to bring a child. (Credit: iStock)
Q. How should parents decide whether to take a child to a pediatric urgent care center or an emergency room?
A. First, parents should try to reach their child's pediatrician; after office hours, doctors usually have a pediatrician on call, says Dr. Jahn Avarello, who says he "sits in both seats" as the doctor in charge of the pediatric emergency room and the pediatric urgent care center of...
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