NEWS RELEASE – February 9, 2012
ROCHESTER – Lifetime Health Medical Group announced today it has opened the Acute Migraine Treatment Center, a first of its kind in the Rochester area. The center is designed to provide same day care for migraine sufferers whose standard treatments are not providing relief, offering them an alternative to seeking care at the emergency room. The center is located within the Urgent Care by Lifetime Health facility at the Wilson Center, 800 Carter Street in Rochester.
“Lifetime Health Medical Group is extremely pleased to open the Rochester area's first Acute Migraine Treatment Center,” says Robert Cole, M.D., M.B.A., medical director for Lifetime Health. “For patients who find that their regular treatment methods aren’t working and can’t get in to see their doctor, the center provides an alternative to the expense and wait of the emergency room.”
Migraine treatment services are available seven days a week from noon to 9 p.m. for patients ages 16 and older, and are provided by specially-trained physicians and registered nurses. The facility’s dedicated migraine care rooms are equipped to administer a wide range of migraine-specific medications, in accordance with treatment protocols developed in collaboration with a leading area neurologist and migraine specialist.
“Expanding the resources of our urgent care services to support migraine sufferers is another way we are working to reduce the overcrowding of emergency rooms and help patients avoid the high cost of such visits -- especially for patients with high deductible health plans or those without health insurance. We are very excited to be the first organization to bring this service to the Rochester community and hope that it will become an important resource for patients who suffer from acute migraines,” says Richard Dudrak, M.D., medical director of Urgent Care by Lifetime Health.
Patients may call ahead at 585/339-4020 to schedule an appointment. The phone line opens at 11 a.m. daily. Registered nurses answer all calls and schedule appointments according to patients’ needs. Patients may also walk in beginning at noon daily. Individuals do not have to be a primary care patient of Lifetime Health Medical Group to use migraine treatment services. A treatment report will be sent to each patient’s primary care physician following the visit.
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