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Uh-Oh Pediatric Urgent Care
All of the doctors at Uh-Oh Pediatric Urgent Care are board-certified pediatricians.
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The waiting room at Uh-Oh Pediatric Urgent Care is inviting for children.
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Games and TVs help keep children occupied until the doctor can see them.
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The staff at Uh-Oh Pediatric pays attention to the smallest of details, making sure young patients are happy.
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Bret Buseick is the owner of Uh-Oh Pediatric Urgent Care.
It’s 3 o’clock on a Saturday afternoon or 7:30 on a Thursday evening, and your child comes down with fever or a stomachache, or gets a nasty cut from a piece of broken glass. Your regular pediatrician isn’t in his or her office, and you don’t want to go wait endlessly in an emergency room. But you want your child taken care of.
Uh-oh! It’s time to go to the area’s only pediatric urgent care facility at 1549 East 70th St. where you can quickly see a board certified pediatrician when your regular pediatrician’s offices are closed.
Unlike other urgent care facilities or emergency rooms, at Uh-Oh Pediatric Urgent Care there will always be a pediatrician there to see your child after a very brief wait in a child-friendly environment. Even the nurses are trained and certified in pediatric care. In fact, owner-entrepreneur Bret Buseick is the only person you may encounter at Uh-Oh who does not come from a pediatric background. He takes care of business while the doctors and nurses take care of the children.
Uh-Oh is not in competition with your regular pediatrician; they work along with him or her, sending electronically all the details of your child’s illness and the treatment he or she received to your regular pediatrician’s office within minutes of treatment.
And Uh-Oh Pediatric Urgent Care is not a trauma center; they urge you to call 911 or visit the nearest ER in case of a serious trauma or life-threatening situation. Buseick says when a child is brought in suffering from a serious trauma, he or she is transported by the most expedient method to the nearest ER, usually by means of a call to 911.
The setting is designed to avoid the fear that sometimes besets a child when, already feeling awful, he or she is confronted with the typical “doctor stuff.” The waiting room looks like a playroom and in one treatment room, there is even a treatment table disguised as a friendly hippopotamus.
Uh-Oh is an idea that Bret and his wife, Mallorie, came up with and brought to fruition in August 2013. This isn’t Bret’s first experience at meeting the needs of a community in the Ark-La-Tex. He has opened several successful businesses in the area. He has the ability to see the need and put together the qualified, dedicated people to meet that need. Uh-Oh Pediatric Urgent Care center meets a definite need for many parents and their children here in the Shreveport-Bossier City area.
Uh-Oh Pediatric Urgent Care is open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and from 2 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. They are specially trained to treat newborns all the way up to 21-year-old young adults.
To learn more about this new service for children and their parents, go to their website uhohurgentcare.com, visit their Facebook page, or call (318) 798-uhoh.
By Chuck Lambert