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Physicians Immediate Care thrives at new location

SYCAMORE – Dr. Cynthia Susedik said Physicians Immediate Care is a little busier since the walk-in clinic moved across the street from Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb.

Physicians Immediate Care opened its 3,000-square-foot facility April 14 at 2496 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore to serve patients dealing with everything from broken bones to the flu. A grand opening celebration was held April 22; starting this weekend, Physicians Immediate Care will extend its weekend hours to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“I see it all,” Susedik said. “I see sore throats, colds, pneumonia, sprains, fractures. ... I see everything.”

Physicians Immediate Care was located for about 10 years on the third floor of American National Tax and Payroll Services, 1985 DeKalb Ave. Sycamore.

The new location features an X-ray unit, lab testing and five exam rooms, including a pediatric room and trauma room, according to a Physicians Immediate Care news release.

Physicians Immediate Care has about 10 employees, including a doctor, a physician assistant and a radiologic technician, said Cindy Donohoe, Physicians Immediate Care customer experience officer.

The facility sees about 30 to 60 patients a day, but can serve more than 100 depending on the community’s needs. They also have cheaper costs compared with an emergency room visit, Donohoe said.

Physicians are trained to treat open wounds that require stitches and broken bones. Patients may also receive immunizations and sports physicals, Donohoe said. However, patients should always go to the emergency room when they are experiencing something life-threatening.

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