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Acute illnesses at inconvenient times

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Dr. William Ferrar always gives his patients advice on how to handle a situation like this.

Call your doctor office and talk to the "on call" doctor to see where you should go. Milder illness can be evaluated at family health clinics with shorter wait times and easier parking.  

Sometimes an emergency room is needed, but the "on call" doctor can tell you if that is necessary.

Keep your doctor's phone number in your wallet.

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