University of Maryland Shore Regional Health and its affiliate, Shore Medical Group, have announced the opening of a new convenient care location in Caroline County on September 9.
Located at 836 South Fifth Avenue in Denton, in the shopping plaza adjacent to Food Lion, University of Maryland Shore Convenient Care at Denton will be open Monday through Friday, from noon to 8 p.m., and will provide medical care and diagnostic services to patients in need of treatment for minor, non-life threatening illnesses and injuries. Diagnostic services such as laboratory services and x-ray will be available to patients seeking treatment at this convenient care location. No appointment is necessary for care. Most insurance plans will be accepted.
Patient care at UM Shore Convenient Care at Denton will be overseen by Kim Herman, M.D., who is acting as the Medical Director, and Dawn Donohue, CRNP-F, MS, who has more than a decade of experience as a family nurse practitioner. Dr. Herman is a physician with Shore Family Medicine at Denton, which is an affiliate of UM Shore Regional Health.
Examples of conditions that can be accommodated at Shore Convenient Care are respiratory infections; urinary tract infections; colds, flu and flu-like symptoms; allergies and allergic reactions; headaches; sprains, strains and broken bones; lacerations/skin cuts; bruises and contusions; minor burns; and insect or animal bites. Shore Convenient Care is available and appropriate for services when a patient’s primary care physician is not available and when his or her medical condition is not life threatening or involving serious injury.
There are certain medical conditions that are not appropriate for treatment at Shore Convenient Care. Those conditions and needs include management of chronic medical conditions; prescription refills; and treatment for chronic pain conditions which should be evaluated and treated by one’s primary care or other specialty care provider. Patients with severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, severe or uncontrolled bleeding, or large surface burns to the body should seek treatment in an emergency department and are urged to call 911.
The medical staff at UM Shore Convenient Care at Denton have established these guidelines to help patients determine the most appropriate type of medical service to accommodate their needs and help them determine whether emergency care is needed or if seeking care at Shore Convenient Care is an appropriate alternative. The guidelines are suggestions for patients in need of treatment and are not intended as medical advice.
Patients seeking treatment at this convenient care location who do not have an established relationship with a primary care provider will be assisted in establishing a relationship with a provider on a long-term basis.
“Shore Regional Health is committed to providing quality, convenient medical care to residents of Caroline County and the region,” says Kenneth Kozel, President and Chief Executive Officer of University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. “Shore Convenient Care at Denton provides residents with greater accessibility to medical care and diagnostic services for various illnesses and injuries not requiring treatment in an emergency department.”
For additional information about UM Shore Convenient Care at Denton or its services, call 410-479-5905.