Ear Pain

Ear pain is a common condition in people of all ages. However, it occurs in children more frequently than in adults. According to an authentic study, more than sixty percent of ear patients are between the ages of 0 to 17. Otalgia (ear pain) can affect one or both ears.  You may experience a constant […]

How Not to Get Sick During the Holidays

Most of us pack our homes full of family and friends around the holidays, but with all that excitement comes many risk factors that increase our chances of getting sick. Having more people at your home and within close proximity exposes you to additional germs, especially if loved ones have traveled on a plane to […]

<strong>We Did It Again: Citra Is the Best Urgent Care in DFW</strong>

It’s official: We’ve been awarded best urgent care in Dallas-Fort Worth by The Dallas Morning News for the 2nd year in a row!  What is “Best in DFW”?  Each year, the Dallas-Fort Worth community nominates top businesses and individuals across 200 categories. Hundreds of thousands of votes later, the winners are announced and featured in […]

What Is Strep Throat?

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Strep throat is a bacterial infection. The offending bacteria is called Streptococcus, which is a mouthful, so many people just refer to it as “Strep” or “Strep Throat,”  which is the shortened version of the bacteria’s scientific designation. Strep causes a sore throat as it infects the throat and tonsils, which may swell and have […]

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Symptoms

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Each year, 60,000 to 120,000 adults are hospitalized in the US due to the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Additionally, 58,000 to 80,000 children under five years old are hospitalized annually with the same virus.  These statistics illustrate how quickly this common virus can lead to severe repercussions if not treated promptly. Keep reading to learn […]

<strong>Stay Safe in The Kitchen This Holiday Season</strong>

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The kitchen is the heart of the home—especially during the holidays. As we head into the most wonderful time of year, our team wants to help keep you and your loved ones healthy and safe. Read on for some of our top cooking safety tips.   Fires and burns Did you know Thanksgiving is the peak […]

The Flu Shot: 6 Myths Busted

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When it comes to the flu vaccine, there are a lot of misconceptions out there. Is it safe? Does it prevent the flu altogether? Will it cause severe side effects? We get it, you need the information to make an informed decision. So, let’s bust a few of the myths together!  Myth: If you get […]

STI TESTING & TREATMENT: YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

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Have you been tested? At Citra, we believe safe sex is self-care. That’s why we encourage sexually-active patients to stay informed, communicate openly with their partner(s), and get regularly tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). What can you expect from STI testing and treatment at Citra? Read on for answers to frequently asked questions from […]

SPORTS PHYSICALS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Back to school means the return of routine, homework, and, for student-athletes, after-school sports. Although every athlete is unique, there is one universal (and simple) way to hit the ground running this season: a sports physical.  WHAT IS A SPORTS PHYSICAL? A sports physical, or a preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE), is a medical exam that […]

Immediate Care University Park

Top-Rated Immediate Care Services in Dallas’ University Park Neighborhood It’s always a good idea to have regular check-ins with a primary care physician who can keep tabs on your overall health. Unfortunately, though, visiting this type of provider isn’t always feasible when you need same-day immediate care—many primary care physicians are booked for several days […]