The 2018 flu season broke records for clinic visits (according to the CDC) and hospitalizations. Urgent care and family medical clinics have worked tirelessly for the last several months and may be ready to breathe a sigh of relief to return to normal patient levels. While flu visits hopefully decline, providers will continue to see a healthy schedule of patients in the coming months thanks to allergy season in the South.
But what happens in May when practice loads often lighten? Does every practice just see enough patients during cold and flu season to sustain it through the sunny days of summer?