From the Editors-in-Chief – Q1 2023

Tracey Davidoff, MD, FCUCM
Cesar Mora Jaramillo, MD, FAAFP, FCUCM

Welcome to the latest edition of Urgent Caring Quarterly!  The excitement builds for the upcoming Urgent Care Convention!

This year’s event promises to be bigger and better, with an exciting lineup of keynote speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities for healthcare professionals in the Urgent Care field. With carefully crafted pre-convention activities, concurrent tracks of clinical content, hands-on sessions and interactive case study reviews, we are excited to attend and look forward to seeing those of you who are also registered so together we can — consistent with the event’s theme — Drive Change.

Of course, no convention would be complete without opportunities to socialize with other attendees. One of the most exciting networking events of the convention is the College Member Meeting and Lunch, where all members of the College of Urgent Care Medicine come together, share their experiences, and discuss the future of the field. It also provides a great opportunity to connect with our peers and make new friends.

The meeting is always an energizing and enlightening experience, and we can’t wait to see you there. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to advance the specialty of Urgent Care and shape the future of healthcare.

We are all aware of the challenges the healthcare community faces with the recent waves of RSV, influenza, and COVID-19 infections. These past months have been challenging for clinicians working tirelessly to provide care and support to patients in need. But despite the difficulties, we’ve seen the healthcare community come together and support one another.  Thank you for your hard work and dedication. 

Finally, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our peer reviewers and contributors for their invaluable support in making this publication possible and the amazing response to our call for volunteers. Your commitment to excellence and dedication to sharing your knowledge and expertise with our readers is truly appreciated. Your contributions have helped to create a rich and diverse content offering in this issue, and we are proud to share your insights and perspectives with our readers. We are grateful for the time and effort you have put into ensuring that the content is of the highest quality and that it provides value and inspiration to our members. We are honored to have you as part of our team, and we look forward to continuing this work with you in the future. 

This quarter, we thank: Jessica Kovalchick, PA-C; Nathan Keith Waldrep, MD and  Sean McNeely, MD; who served as peer reviewers.