The State of Urgent Care Medicine in 2022 by Dr Samuel Bride

Dr. Samuel Bride
3 min readJan 18, 2023

Urgent care medicine is an important part of health care that has grown exponentially over the past few years. In recent years, there have been numerous advances and developments in urgent care medicine, with more research being done to improve access to quality care for those who need it most.

This blog post will provide an overview of some of the latest growth and research regarding urgent care medicine, as well as the various contributions that are being made toward making this type of medicine more accessible.

Now more than ever, it is easier for people to access the medical attention they need when they need it most, observes the renowned attending physician, Dr. Samuel Bride.

Advancements in Technology and Equipment

One of the biggest advancements in urgent care medicine has been the improvements in technology and equipment. Medical professionals now have access to a wide range of sophisticated diagnostic tools and treatments that can be used to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions quickly and effectively.

This has enabled medical professionals to respond quickly to medical emergencies, often providing life-saving treatment within minutes.

Research on Urgent Care Medicine

There has also been a great deal of research conducted into urgent care medicine over the past few years. Studies have been conducted into various aspects such as patient satisfaction levels, wait times for patients, staff efficiency, and many other areas related to urgent care services. These studies have helped inform policy changes and provided invaluable insight into how best to provide quality services for those who need them most.

Contributions from Private Donors

Private donors have also played an important role in helping expand access to urgent care services around the world. Through their generous donations, private donors have enabled medical organizations to acquire new technology and equipment as well as hire additional staff members in order to improve overall patient services.

These donations have allowed medical organizations to increase their outreach efforts so they can reach even more people who may be in need or at risk when it comes to receiving emergency medical attention.

Improving Accessibility for All Patients

Finally, one area where there has been significant progress in improving accessibility for all patients regardless of their income or insurance status. Organizations such as sliding-scale clinics are providing affordable healthcare options for those without insurance or who cannot otherwise afford traditional medical treatment options.

Many organizations are working hard to reduce wait times by using technology such as digital appointment scheduling systems so patients can receive appointments faster than ever before without having to wait long periods of time for their turn.


The state of urgent care medicine is constantly changing and evolving.

With each passing year, we are seeing more progress being made towards ensuring everyone has to access to quality health care no matter their situation or financial status enabling us all to live healthier lives free from worry about our well-being when we do fall ill or suffer an injury requiring immediate attention.

So, as you can see, there is a great deal of progress being made in terms of urgent care medicine, and it is something that all of us should take the time to appreciate.



Dr. Samuel Bride

As UMD Urgent Care medical director, Dr. Samuel Bride cares for patients and oversees five to ten staff members at Williamsburg and Long Island City facilities.