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Let’s face it, when we’re sick or injured, the one thing we all want is to just feel better, faster. Emergency Rooms can sometimes become crowded and the visit can be very expensive. Meanwhile, a traditional walk-in urgent clinic often lacks the on-site medical expertise and diagnostic equipment needed to get you better on the spot.

I am Dr. Cherlin Johnson, M.D., and I founded Exer More Than Urgent Care to be your ER alternative when your conditions become urgent or serious, but non-life-threatening.

We built Exer from the ground up with ER Doctors because we believe many patients seeking treatment in the ER can be better served in an environment that combines clinical expertise with the convenience and comfort we all want. At Exer, we can stabilize and treat 80% of the cases seen daily in an ER, with little-to-no-waiting for a fraction of the cost.

In addition, we staff each Exer clinic with ER Doctors who have, on average, over 15 years of experience in Emergency Medicine. Our Exer Doctors work hand-in-hand with our medical team to help get you feeling better, faster.

HERE IS HOW WE ARE MORE THAN URGENT CARE.

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  • WE CAN TREAT 80% OF THE CASES SEEN IN AN ER FOR A FRACTION OF THE COST
  • EACH OF OUR DOCTORS HAVE ON AVERAGE 15+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • WE PROVIDE MORE ON-SITE MEDICAL SERVICES THAN A WALK IN URGENT CARE
  • OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM 9AM - 9PM WITH LITTLE-TO-NO-WAITING
    (Last patient registered at 8:30)

  • WE CAN DIRECTLY BOOK PATIENTS INTO LOCAL HOSPITALS AND SPECIALISTS

ON-SITE PHARMACY, LAB, X-RAY & MORE.

More medical services than a typical walk-in urgent care.

Whether it’s abdominal pain, a deep cut or laceration, broken bones, or perhaps you need a sports physical or DOT exam, we’ve got your comprehensive medical needs covered. No appointment necessary. Just walk in and be seen in minutes.

COMMON INJURIES

  • X-Rays
  • Broken Bones (X-Ray on-site)
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Concussions
  • Burns
  • Cuts (Lacerations)
  • Foreign Bodies
  • Bites & Stings
  • Sunburn
  • Wounds

COMMON ILLNESSES

  • Cold & Flu
  • Diarrhea
  • Urinary Tract Infection or Issues
  • Ear Infections
  • Eye Infections
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Allergies
  • Female Complaints
  • Asthma
  • Skin Infections (MRSA)
  • Stomach Flu
  • Strep Throat
  • Dehydration
  • Rashes
  • Headaches

PHYSICAL EVALUATIONS

  • Sports Physicals
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Physicals
  • Annual Physical Exams
  • School & Camp Physicals
  • Pre-Employment and General Employee Health Exams
  • Pre-operative Clearance

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

  • Treatment of workplace injuries such as sprains, strains and breaks, lacerations and wounds, eye injuries and burns

OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

  • Diagnostic Services such as drug screenings, tuberculosis tests, EKGs, X-rays
  • Physical Exams such as pre-employment and new hire exams, return to work clearances, annual and periodic exams

COMMON LAB SERVICES & TESTING

  • Strep
  • Urinalysis
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Blood Glucose
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Electrolytes
  • Fecal Occult Blood
  • Flu
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panels
  • Mono
  • Pregnancy
  • PT/INR
  • Drug Screening
  • STD Tests
  • Cardiac Markers
  • HIV
  • Hep C
  • H. Pylori
  • RSV
  • Other testing available through partnerships with local hospitals and medical specialists across Southern California

IMMUNIZATIONS & VACCINATIONS

  • Flu vaccine (standard and preservative free)
  • Hepatitis A/B
  • HPV (human papillomavirus)
  • Polio
  • TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis)
  • Tetanus
  • Typhoid

COMMON SERVICES

  • EKG
  • X-Ray
  • IV Fluids, Antibiotics, and Other Medications Point of Care Lab Testing (results available immediately)
  • Laceration Repair (stitches)
  • Splinting
  • Fracture Reduction
  • Removal of Foreign Bodies
  • Gynecological Exams
  • TB Test

Why Exer Is Better Than Regular Urgent Care Clinics

Why get inferior service at a typical urgent care when you can have the best care for the same cost at Exer?

Expertise

Most urgent care clinics don’t have board certified emergency medicine physicians on staff. The typical doctors in most urgent cares and walk-in clinics are from other specialties so they’re not entirely equipped to handle even some of the most common patient concerns. Also, a lot of urgent care clinics don’t even have a doctor on-site.

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Exer centers are built with our proprietary patient flow systems and technology in place before we open our doors. Many traditional urgent care clinics get the “doc in a box” label because they are literally a doctor in a basic office. If you need anything beyond the most basic medical services they’re very limited in how they can help.

Patient Centered

Exer clinics are designed to put patient care first, whereas many other urgent cares are set up to just to prescribe a bunch of medications. They do this because it’s an easy way to make money, but it often doesn’t help you and may even hurt you. It’s reasons like this that many urgent care centers are called “urgent scares”.

Why Not Go To A Hospital Emergency Room?

At Exer you’ll see the same expert physicians as you would at the hospital but for a fraction of the cost.

Why do most people try to avoid the ER?

  • Cost: You’ve seen the news stories where an aspirin at the hospital costs $30. How crazy is that? When you’re treated in a hospital, you end up paying part of the costs that it takes to run the entire hospital. So $29.97 of that $30 aspirin is paying for part of everyone else’s treatment. Makes sense if you’re getting a kidney transplant, but for the rest of us it’s a little outrageous.
  • Wait Times: When was the last time you heard someone say, “I broke my arm at lunch and I was in and out of the emergency room in time for my son’s soccer practice”? At Exer this is an every day reality because we’re designed for efficiency and expertise, whereas the hospital ER is designed to handle every possible situation you can imagine and unfortunately that translates into very long waits for the rest of us.
  • According to a recent study, 71% of ER visits are non life-threatening and can be treated at a more appropriate setting like an urgent care. (CDC, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey’s 2008 Emergency Department summary)
  • Hospital ER visits are up 30% in the last 10 years (CDC, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey’s 2008 Emergency Department summary), and they’re not necessarily bringing on more doctors. This translates into yet even longer wait times and less personal attention.

When you go to the hospital with an issue that could be handled at an Exer center (almost anything non life-threatening) then you’re not only waiting longer and paying more, you’re actually clogging up the system that could otherwise be taking care of higher-need patients (heart attacks, gunshot wounds, etc). When you go to Exer instead, you’re not only helping yourself out but you’re helping our hospital system as well. It’s a win for everybody!

Would you rather:

Spend a few hours in a hospital emergency department waiting room or a few minutes in a relaxing Exer lobby like this one? At Exer you’ll see the same doctors, but you’ll see them much faster and at a much lower cost at a time that’s convenient for you.

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