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Bio Family Clinic is proud to be offering “Same Day Walk-In Services” starting on Friday, March 1st, 2019. As part of Bio Family’s ongoing process to provide the best healthcare services to their patients and the county of Yuma, they have added another team member, Nurse Practitioner, Bola Falegan. She will be the designated provider handling our patients needs for our Walk-In Clinic, don’t spend hours waiting to be seen at the hospital or urgent care. The average wait time in a Yuma hospital before being seen is 15 minutes for medical emergencies and acute injuries (1). Non emergency wait times vary from 15 minutes to hours, based on the type of care needed you can wait between 3 to 5 hours before you are discharged and sent home, spending your entire day and being sent home with antibiotics or guided instructions and to follow up with your primary doctor. On top of that a hefty emergency room hospital bill. Why go through that when you can be seen within the same 15 minutes, get the needed diagnostic testing done and be on your way home, saving time and money. 

Same Day Assessment and Treatment

Cough Fever
Sore Throat Sprain and Strains
Ear Infections Sinus Infections
Immunizations Bladder Infections
Flu Symptoms Eye Irritations
Coumadin Management Allergies

Emergency Room Symptoms

Chest Pain/Pressure High Fever
Severe Bleeding Shortness of Breath
Numbness of Limb/Face Fainting/Loss of Consciousness
Broken Limb Head Trauma

The symptoms above are examples of what should be treated at the hospital and what should be treated at our Walk-In Clinic, this will help you decide what is an emergency and what is not considered an emergency. If you have any doubts if your symptoms are considered and emergency, just give us a call at (928) 342-6500.




1. Yuma Hospital Wait Times

01) We are the only mammals that willingly delay sleep.

02) Have trouble waking up on Monday morning? Blame “social jet lag” from your altered weekend sleep schedule.

03) Finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning is a real condition called Dysania. It may signal a nutritional deficiency, depression or other problems.

04) Insomnia is not defined by the sleep you lose each night, but by the drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, headaches, irritability and other problems it causes each day.

05) Today, 75% of us dream in color. Before color television, just 15% of us did.

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06) Being awake for 16 hours straight decreases your performance as much as if your blood alcohol level were .05% (The legal limit is .08%).

07) Going without sleep is likely to make you hungry as levels of leptin (an appetite-regulating hormone) fall.

08) Sleeping on the job is less of a problem in Japan. Companies may accept it as a sign of exhaustion from overwork.

09) Regular exercise usually improves your sleep patterns. Exercising sporadically or right before bed may keep you up.

10) If it takes you less than 5 minutes to fall asleep, you’re probably sleep deprived. Ideally, falling asleep should take 10-15minutes.

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01) More than 22 million Americans are dealing with sleep apnea right now.

02) 80% of moderate to severe sleep apnea cases are undiagnosed.

03) Sleep apnea symptoms include chronic snoring, waking up abruptly to the sensation of choking or gasping, excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia, awakening with a dry throat, morning headaches, and irritability.

04) Snoring doesn’t always equal sleep apnea, and sleep apnea doesn’t always equal snoring. Many sleep apnea patients don’t snore at all.

05) Individuals dealing with sleep apnea may awaken abruptly gasping for air upward of 30 times per hour during sleep.

06) Being male, overweight, middle-aged or older, and having a thick neck circumference are all risk factors for sleep apnea.

07) Sleep apnea affects women, too. Though women are eight times less likely to receive a diagnosis.

08) Up to 4% of children are dealing with sleep apnea, but it’s commonly misdiagnosed as “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)”.

09) Untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of serious health problems, including heart disease and diabetes.

10) Managing sleep apnea is entirely possible with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy and/or lifestyle changes. Some lifestyle changes include losing weight, avoiding alcohol at night and quitting smoking.

Dr. Fazil of the Weight Loss Center of Yuma has his own terms that he uses around the clinic. Below we have Dr. Fazil explain these terms and how they came about.

  • yummuWhat is the yummy diet?
    Since this weight loss program originated from Yuma, we say eat Yummy, that means you can eat whatever you want to eat – just watch total daily calories. Hence Yummy diet as there is no restriction on the type of food you eat.
  • What are ninja calories?
    Ninja calories are what sneak into yoninjaur mouth without intention to eat it in the first place and ultimately causes you weight gain. These are hidden calories that you don’t count for when planning meals. For example, ninja calories are when you want to restrict your calories, but then you hear an advertisement about buy one burger get the second one free and you eat twice as much. The second burger contains ninja calories.
  • What is low rider pants syndrome?low rider
    This term was coined by the patients of the Weight Loss Center of Yuma. They were losing weight so fast that their pants keep falling off and they refuse to buy new clothes. People in their neighborhood started saying they were wearing low rider pants! Now the Weight Loss Center of Yuma tells its patients at the start of the program that they will have to buy new clothes or they will develop “low rider pants syndrome”.