Based in Bloomington, Illinois, Dr. Lamont Tyler guides OSF Medical Group as medical director. Dr. Lamont Tyler regularly treats those with urgent and acute care needs and is active with the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM).
According to the AAUCM, urgent care facilities are defined by their capacity to fill the gaps that exist between the care provided in emergency rooms and the ability of primary providers to provide timely walk-in care. Throughout the United States, approximately 8,000 urgent care centers are in operation, as well as 1,200 retail clinics integrated within major drugstore chains.
Services offered by the board-certified professionals at urgent care facilities include care for fractures, injuries, and wounds, as well as mild concussions and asthma attacks. The centers typically feature advanced capacities such as lab and X-ray. By contrast, retail clinics are usually limited to the diagnosis and treatment of common issues such as allergic reactions and the common cold.
As Medical Director of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center’s PromptCare, Dr. Lamont Tyler takes pride in the diverse array of services offered to all individuals on a walk-in basis.