Stay Healthy and Safe this Holiday Season

While the winter holidays are a time of joy and celebration, the season is not without its pitfalls. Increased travel, family gatherings, and holiday decorations and gifts can bring unwanted stress, injury, and illness. Stay safe and healthy this season by following just a few simple precautions.

Travel Smart

Millions of Americans will find themselves on the road this December. Whether it’s flying cross-country to see family or driving across town to a holiday party, you’ll want to travel smart. Follow these tips to stay safe and healthy on-the-go.

  • Never drink and drive. Use a designated driver to help guests get home safely after a holiday party.
  • Don’t drive distracted. Put the phone away and don’t fiddle with the radio. Your complete attention should be on the road.
  • Pack healthy snacks. Whether gearing up for a flight or a road trip, you’re bound to be tempted by fast food and sugary snacks once en route. Keep water, fruit, and veggies handy to stave off hunger.
  • Fit in exercise. Go for a short jog at the rest stop or choose to walk to your airline gate. A little activity can go a long way for your health.
  • Buckle up. Always ensure that everyone in your vehicle is wearing a seatbelt, no matter the distance of the drive.
  • Wash your hands often. The Journal of Environmental Health Research found that you are 100 times more likely to catch a cold on a plane than during normal daily life. Avoid touching surfaces as much as possible, practice good hand washing, and try not to touch your face.

Decorate and Give Safely

A holiday tradition like hanging string lights might seem harmless, but an estimated 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating were seen in emergency rooms during the 2012 season. Take preventative measures to avoid unwanted injuries while decorating and gift-giving this season:

  • Make sure your tree is stable and away from candles and the fireplace.
  • Decorate the tree with children in mind. Keep fragile, breakable ornaments out of reach.
  • Ensure there are no exposed wires, excessive kinks, or loose connections in string light decorations.
  • Turn off tree lights and decorations when not in use.
  • Always use a proper step ladder. Don’t try to stand or balance on furniture while decorating.
  • Give safe, age-appropriate gifts. Small children can choke on small or removable parts.
  • Avoid toys with button batteries and be aware of their risk.

We wish you and your family a very happy, healthy and safe holiday season!


Celebrate with Advanced Urgent Care!

Join us on December 9th for the Festival of Lights Parade! The 22nd Annual Festival of Lights Parade, sponsored by the City Of Brighton, starts at 5pm and is fun for all ages. Advanced Urgent Care will be one of more than 75 fully-lighted entries in the parade. This year’s theme is “A Hometown Holiday Tradition.” The parade travels south on North Main Street, turns east on Bridge St. to 10th Avenue, south to Skeel Street. Learn more here.

3 Reasons Why Physical Capability Exams Are Important for Workers & Employers

physical capability exams - construction worker holding clipboard on job site
For jobs that consist of heavy lifting or frequent movement, it’s important for your potential employees to be able to meet the physical demands. Upon hire, a physical capability test (also called a Lift Test) is beneficial for the success and well-being of both your company and its employees.

  1. It helps determine the best fit for the job.
  2. A new employee may take a Lift Test to ensure that any pre-existing medical conditions or
    disabilities do not interfere with the job’s requirements. In addition to a pre-employment
    physical, a Lift Test is great for evaluating an employee’s physical capabilities, and it can help you determine physical job responsibilities the employee is best suited for. They also give your employees the opportunity to address any medical conditions aggravated by the job, and request accommodations in advance if needed.

  3. It can prevent costly workers’ compensation claims in the long run.
  4. As an employer, documentation of physical capabilities through a Lift Test can avoid costly worker’s compensation claims. For instance, if a new employee with a back issue develops more serious back problems caused by the job’s physical requirements, the cost could be on you as the employer. These situations can be prevented with a Lift Test upon hire, which can
    save you lost money and time.

  5. It can help you determine whether an employee is ready to return to work.
  6. While Lift Tests can help you take preventative measures for work-related injuries, they can also help determine when and employee can return to work after an injury. If an employee sustains an injury that prevents them from lifting or frequently moving, a Lift Test can be administered to determine their physical capabilities post-injury. This protects the employee from further worsening the injury through the job’s physical demands, and it also ensures productivity when he or she returns to work.

Learn more information about our Physical Capabilities Exams, offered at all of our locations.

Brighton Festival of Lights Parade

Join Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine at the Brighton Festival of Lights Parade!

The 21st Annual Brighton Festival of Lights Parade will take place on Saturday, December 10th and its theme is “A Hometown Holiday Tradition”. Beginning at 5pm, 75 full-lighted entries from local groups, organizations, businesses and families will travel through Downtown Brighton. The parade travels south on North Main Street, turns east on Bridge St. to 10th Avenue, south to Skeel Street. Come out to this magical all-ages event to get into the holiday spirit! For more info, visit http://brightonco.gov/459/Festival-of-Lights.

Brighton Festival of Lights Parade
The Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine team at last year’s parade

Brighton Turkey Trot 5K

Brighton Turkey Trot

Join us on Saturday, November 19th for the Brighton Turkey Trot 5K!

The event will take place at the Brighton Recreation Center and begins at 8:30am Sharp! Howie will be cheering on the walkers/runners and our staff will provide First Aid. The race typically generates several hundred participants. Have fun and exercise at this great, family-friend event. And remember to stick around after the race to visit with vendors and a chance to win prizes.

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Fall Fun with our Community

The Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine team was out and about in our community this month! See what we’ve been up to…

Fort Lupton Trapper Days Parade and Festival

On Saturday, September 10th, we participated in the Fort Lupton Trapper Days Parade and Festival. The annual event, which was celebrating its 40th year, is always a town favorite! Howie made an appearance in the parade, while our staff enjoyed visiting with residents at the festival afterward.

Broomfield Days

On Saturday, September 17th, we participated for the first time in the Broomfield Days event at Midway Park in Broomfield. The weather was perfect and estimated attendance was around 25,000. Our staff enjoyed talking with area residents about our services, while Howie entertained the children.

Broomfield Days event

Northglenn Safe Street Halloween

Students, local groups and businesses passed out more than 5,000 pounds of candy at Northglenn High School for their Safe Street Halloween. The event included a Haunted Gym, the Arachnophobia Corner and cookie decorating. Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine staff had a blast!

Brighton’s Annual Eggstravaganza

On Saturday, March 19th, we sponsored the City of Brighton’s Annual Eggstravaganza event! Howie made an appearance alongside the Easter Bunny, and our staff provided First Aid to ensure no one was hurt while hunting eggs. Overall, it was a very successful event with over 200 children in attendance!

Howie at Eggstravaganza

Advanced Urgent Care team at Eggstravaganza

7th Annual Bowl for A Precious Child Tournament

On Sunday, March 13th, Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine participated as a “Strike Sponsor” in the 7th Annual Bowl For A Precious Child Tournament – Fire vs. Police.

Each bowling team included either a Firefighter or Police Officer. Our team did very well and even helped the Broomfield Police to win the tournament for yet another year! All of the proceeds collected were donated to the nonprofit organization, A Precious Child.

advanced urgent care team at bowl for a precious child

advanced urgent care staff at bowl for a precious child event

September Events

Join Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine at these upcoming community events. We hope to see you there!

Northglenn Relay For Life on September12th

Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine Relay for LifeOn Saturday, September 12th, we will participate in the Northglenn Relay For Life at EB Rains Jr. Memorial Park. A Relay For Life event is not only a way to join your community in the fight against cancer, but it is also a way to inspire hope by raising funds and cancer awareness to help those facing the disease. An online fundraising page has been setup for those wishing to make donations to our team. For more information click here.

Northglenn Pirate Festival on September 19th

Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine Northglenn Pirate FestivalOn Saturday, September 19th, we will be providing First Aid at the Pirate Festival at EB Rains Jr. Memorial Park in Northglenn, CO. For more information click here.

August Community Events

Join Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine at these upcoming community events. We hope to see you there!

Rocky Mountain Air Show on August 15th

Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine Rocky Mountain Air ShowOn Saturday, August 15th, we will participate in the Rocky Mountain Air Show at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, CO. For more information click here.

Market Day on August 22nd

Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine Market DayOn Saturday, August 22nd, we will participate in the City of Brighton’s Market Day event.  Market Day is a festival celebrating Brighton’s agricultural heritage. For more information click here.

 

Denver Post Business Q&A

BRIGHTON, CO - JULY 17: Clinic manager Sara Rodriguez draws medication into a syringe for a doctor at Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine in Brighton, Colorado on July 17, 2015. Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine is an independent medical center. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)

BRIGHTON, CO – JULY 17: Clinic manager Sara Rodriguez draws medication into a syringe for a doctor at Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine in Brighton, Colorado.  (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)

Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine was recently featured in the Denver Post’s YourHub Business Profiles section! In the piece, Dr. Anthony Euser discusses his journey to becoming a Doctor and the principles that led him to open both Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine and Platte River Medical Clinic.  Check out some highlights from the interview below and read the full business profile here.

I had always been very intrigued with medicine and felt a strong desire to help care for others. I went back to school to become a doctor. It took nearly ten years of schooling, while also working full-time and being a father to three daughters.


Our company philosophy is simply stated, “Treat every patient like they are a member of your own family.” Being locally owned and operated, our clinics function much differently than corporately owned facilities. We strive to meet the needs of our patients, and appreciate getting their feedback.


I really enjoy getting to know my patients and developing relationships with them. That is the reason I chose to practice family medicine.