Q4 2023 Urgent Caring-From the Editors-in-Chief

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

This edition of Urgent Caring marks the last edition of 2023. The end of the year is always a time to reflect on where we have been and where we are going. This past year, we have had some great contributions from authors not just within Urgent Care, but specialists in cardiology, oral maxillofacial surgery, coding, and more. We went from scrambling to getting enough articles for publication to having articles arrive unsolicited. We had just enough work for our three-person staff, and now we are looking for help! Our authors and peer reviewers were a small core group of active members, which we have now more than doubled.

Next year we are looking forward to continuing to provide much more of the same high-quality education. We are hoping to include more radiology, photo diagnosis, and more case reports and case reviews. We will continue to give you tips on coding, EKG interpretations, tricks of the trade, and other meaningful content. We will also continue to deliver information on relevant topics in the news, editorials, and information about our members to keep you informed. We are developing an information kit for potential authors that will be available on our website in the near future.

To those who have contributed in the past: Thank you. We urge you to continue to contribute in the future. Do you know someone who has a great case or has recently reviewed an interesting topic? Please encourage them to write it up and submit it. We are open to any articles relevant to Urgent Care. The education of our members is how we ensure high quality Urgent Care and how we mold those for the future to take our place. The landscape of Urgent Care is changing, and we need to grow and change with it. It’s our commitment to you, our readers, to continue to provide high-quality educational materials as part of your CUCM member benefits. Please let us know if there are any specific subjects you are interested in or any areas you would like to see more coverage on. 

We hope you will have a happy and healthy holiday season. Take the time to learn a little by reading this edition of Urgent Caring. You will find among others, a great case report on aortic dissection, a review of Valley fever, some EKG and coding tips, a best practice on sore throat, and of course, ongoing valuable contributions from EB Medicine, the UC MAX podcast and Hippo Education. 

And don’t forget to claim your free CME! 

Thank you to our fantastic peer reviewers whose invaluable insights and constructive feedback significantly contributed to enhancing the quality of this issue and ensuring the publication of high-caliber content! Their expertise and dedication have played a pivotal role in maintaining the excellence of Urgent Caring. For this issue, we thank Dr. Toscano, Dr. McNeeley, Dr. Temple, and Dr. Aziz. If you are interested in reviewing submissions for Urgent Caring, please send us an email.