We’ve all been there. It’s 6:00 PM on a Friday afternoon and your child suddenly develops symptoms of an ear infection. They’re crying and miserable; you know that you don’t want to wait until you can get them in to their pediatrician on Monday morning. You could get the antibiotics you know they need to get better at an emergency room, but you know what it entails: sitting in the waiting room for four or five hours, possibly exposing them to more serious contagious illnesses, and a hefty medical bill as a parting gift. This is what we call the “rock and a hard place” scenario.
Thankfully, in recent years, the prominence of urgent medical care clinics have filled the void to take c