You brush it off, but it’s already too late. It bit you, though you don’t start to notice that until a few hours later, when the afflicted area is itchy, swollen, red, and really starting to bother you. By that time, it’s too late to go see your primary care physician. Their office is closed, and besides, would you really have been able to get in today anyway? Probably not. You don’t want to wait until tomorrow to try to get an appointment, so what can you do? It looks like the ER is your only option, right?
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://agentsurvivalguide.com/the-advent-of-retail-healthcare-and-what-it-means-for-medicare-beneficiaries