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How an On-Site Pharmacy Can Help You Take Your Medicine Oct 1st, 2021

Researchers, scientists, and physicians have made some amazing advances in prescription medications, including breakthrough medications for hepatitis C, prostate cancer, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, and sickle cell anemia, to name a few.  Whether you’re taking one of these new drugs or you take tried-and-true medication for your high blood pressure,...

5 Benefits of a Sports Physical Sep 1st, 2021

More than 70% of kids between the ages of 6 and 12 participate in team or individual sports. Once they enter high school, almost 8 million teens engage in organized sports.  That’s great news since physical activity comes with the inherent benefits of weight management, reduced health risks, strong bones...

Wound Care: How Compression Wrapping Helps Aug 1st, 2021

Most minor cuts and abrasions can be treated at home with antibiotic ointment, banadages, and good hygiene. But deep or open wounds need expert medical care from a professional trained to identify and treat infections, ulcerations, and gangrene — the likely complications of untended wounds. Dr. Joseph Goin at Calvary...

Immigration Vaccination Requirements Jul 8th, 2021

One of the most important parts of your journey to becoming a United State citizen is your immigration exam and physical. Everyone seeking citizenship is required to have a physical exam to ensure public health. During your exam, we screen you for any potentially infectious diseases or serious mental health...

Why Is STD Testing Important? Jun 9th, 2021

Sex should bring you pleasure and joy, not fear of infection. Unfortunately, intimate physical contact carries the risk of disease, as bacteria and viruses pass back and forth between partners. Whether you have one partner or many, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are always a possibility.  If you live in or...

The Benefits of an Urgent Care Pharmacy May 9th, 2021

When you go to an urgent care facility, it means you have a problem that can’t wait. So, why undo all the good of speedy care by driving to another location and waiting in line to get your medicine? Dr. Joseph Goin and our team here at Calvary Urgent Care...

Different Types of Employment Physicals Apr 12th, 2021

In addition to education, experience, and a pristine background check, certain jobs require a clean bill of health. Employment physicals protect you from harm on the job, ensure you’re capable of performing the tasks required, and help your employer avoid liability lawsuits.  If your employer or prospective employer requires a...

What to Expect During Your Sports Physical Mar 10th, 2021

Kids and adults alike should undergo a sports physical to make sure they're ready for the season. In fact, in some schools and organizations, a sports physical is required for participation, including public and private schools in Texas.  That’s why Calvary Urgent Care in Humble, Texas, offers convenient, complete sports...

Who Needs a Closed Reduction With a Broken Bone? Feb 11th, 2021

Extreme trauma can snap a bone with such force that it rips through your skin. The broken end protrudes past your limb and leaves no question that this is an emergency. But most broken bones are less obvious, and it takes professional medical attention and an X-ray to detect the...

The Benefits of an On-Site Pharmacy Jan 13th, 2021

When you visit us at Calvary Urgent Care in Humble, Texas, chances are you’re feeling pretty miserable. Whether you or someone you love has had an accident or is suffering from an illness that couldn’t wait days or weeks for a regular doctor appointment, you come to us when you...

Signs Your Wound Is Getting Worse Dec 2nd, 2020

Most of the time, your skin protects you from the environment, keeps bugs and bacteria at bay, and holds your insides in. But once that barrier is breached, all bets are off. Blood comes out, pathogens get in, and infection sets up shop. That’s why Joseph Goin, MD, and our...

What Happens at a DOT Physical? Sep 21st, 2020

When you drive for a living, you carry a great responsibility. Whether you’re hauling precious lives or dangerous materials, the safety of everyone on the road rides on your ability to get from point A to point B without a hitch. And if you have a medical condition that might...

When to Seek Medical Care for a Wound Aug 19th, 2020

Your skin takes a lot of abuse as it protects your insides from the outside world. It withstands bumps and bruises, burns and bug bites, but when you cut it open, all bets are off. That’s because the barrier has been broken and bacteria can creep in and cause infection....

Smart Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist Jul 22nd, 2020

Who do you go to for medical advice? Your doctor? Of course. Your chiropractor or physical therapist? Sure. Maybe even your acupuncturist. But you might be leaving one of the richest resources off that list — your pharmacist. In order to understand how all medications work, how to prevent or...

First Sports Physical? We Have You Covered Jun 10th, 2020

If your child has chosen to play organized sports, congratulations! They are in for a lifetime of healthy exercise and valuable life lessons. But if they’re not prepared physically for the rigors of their particular sport, they could be at risk for injuries and other health hazards.  This is where...

What to Expect During a Drug Test May 7th, 2020

Airline pilots, truck drivers, college athletes, forklift operators, and new employees are just a few of the people groups routinely required to undergo a drug test. If you’ve been told you need one, there’s no reason to be nervous. It typically means that your employer or coach wants to make...

Positive Pregnancy Test: When Do I See a Doctor? Apr 22nd, 2020

At-home pregnancy tests are a great way to find out whether you’re about to be a mom. You can take the test whenever you want, wherever you want, on your own terms. You might choose to be alone, just you and your partner, or with your whole family gathered around....

Why You Should Never Let High Blood Pressure Go Untreated Mar 2nd, 2020

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can sneak up on you. It doesn’t have early warning signs to alert you of coming danger. Most people don’t experience symptoms until the condition has progressed. You might have nosebleeds, headaches, or shortness of breath, but if you’ve reached that stage, your...

Vaccines and Boosters Every Adult Should Have Feb 10th, 2020

Vaccines are the best way to protect yourself and your family from getting life-threatening illnesses, and modern medicine has made many of those diseases extinct, or at least rare. But in order to stay safe, you need to make sure your immunizations are up-to-date because even adults need a booster...

Who Should Be Tested for STDs and How Often? Jan 9th, 2020

STD (sexually transmitted disease) statistics are startling and should be taken as a warning to get tested. According to the American Sexual Health Association, every year around 20 million new STD cases are diagnosed in the United States. Around half of those cases are in people between the ages of...

5 Important Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling Dec 6th, 2019

One in 3 Americans travels during the holiday season. Whether you’re taking a winter vacation or you’re visiting family, it’s a busy time of year and there’s a good chance you’re packing your bags. But traveling can put you at risk for getting sick. Cold and flu viruses spread more...

Control Your Blood Sugar to Prevent Complications Nov 5th, 2019

Did you know that even if you don’t have diabetes you can have uncontrolled blood sugar that may lead to serious health complications? And for those with diabetes, the stakes are even higher. With two convenient practice locations in Cleveland and Livingston, Texas, the experienced medical team at Calvary Medical...