SouthStar Urgent Care Sets Game Plan to Protect Student Athletes
SouthStar Urgent Care Clinic Now Offering EKG With School Physicals
Broussard, La. (September 17, 2019) - Hulin Health, the parent company of SouthStar Urgent Care, is proud to announce that effective September 17, EKGs will be now be included with school physicals that are performed at any of its urgent care locations.
Student athletes are required by the LHSAA to complete an annual medical history evaluation to participate in school sanctioned sports. While an EKG is not required for a student to receive athletic clearance, the medical team at Hulin Health wants to increase awareness and education about cardiac arrest and diagnostic screenings for student athletes.
“In my opinion an EKG should be performed on every young male and female before they can participate in any organized sport in an attempt to diagnose these heart conditions which can cause the heart to suddenly stop, and treat them,” stated Dr. Winston Riehl, MD. Dr. Riehl is a former team physician for Tulane University, and served as team physician three times for US Olympics teams. He is currently a physician at AHS Walk-In Clinic, which partnered with SouthStar Urgent Care earlier this year.
The EKG will be reviewed in clinic for any abnormalities and results will be shared with the patient. If necessary, patients will be referred to their primary care physician and/or a cardiac specialist.
“At SouthStar Urgent Care, we are committed to providing an exceptional level of service to each of our customers. By offering EKGs at no extra cost with a standard school physical we are achieving that by not only impacting the health outcomes of young athletes in our communities, but also giving their parents peace of mind,” said Frank Garber, NP and Medical Operations Officer of SouthStar Urgent Care.
To receive this service, customers will need to bring in their LHSAA school physical form and note their consent for this additional service. There will be no additional cost for this service when received in our sports physical format. This service will be available at all clinics operated by SouthStar Urgent Care, for a full list click here or visit HulinHealth.com
Founded in 2011, Hulin Health is a leading provider of Urgent Care services in Louisiana. Their signature brand, SouthStar Urgent Care, is known primarily for its nationally recognized, award-winning customer service. With a focus on patient care and team culture, the SouthStar Urgent Care team is changing the way healthcare is delivered. Available clinic services range from treating allergies to onsite X-Rays, flu symptoms to stitches, or simply a general sports physical for school. Occupational Medicine services are also offered at all SouthStar clinics. Clinics are open seven days a week and welcome all ages for treatment.
For more information please contact marketing@HulinHealth.com or call your local SouthStar Urgent Care Clinic.