Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Wellness Wednesday: Turkey or Chicken Rolls

Turkey or Chicken Rolls

For this weeks Wellness Wednesday is a delicious way to use the leftover turkey or chicken from the holidays and have a delicious warm meal. The great thing about this is you don't need a lot leftover meat perfect to use the last bit that's left.  

Did you know that Americans waste about 204 million pounds of turkey form Thanksgiving to the end of the year, that's 6 million turkeys that are being thrown away every year! So instead of contributing to the waste lets use that and create this delicious meal. 


  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 
  • 1-1/2 cup cooked or shredded turkey or chicken
  • 3/4 or 1 block of cream cheese
  • 2 or 3 green onions chopped
  • Onion powder to taste
  • garlic salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • Optional: Cheese- If you love cheese add some shredded cheese to the mixture to make it extra savory! 


  1. Combine chicken/turkey, cream cheese, chopped green onions, onion powder, garlic salt, and pepper and mash together. 
  2. Open crescent rolls and unroll the dough. Cut along perforated lines. scoop a spoonful in the middle of each triangle and pin the top side over and old in sides, so mixture can not leak out. Pinch sides to glue together the sides.
  3. Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes until top is golden brown. 
  4. Take out and let cool. Since turkey/ chicken are already cooked make sure dough is flaky and insides are warm.

This recipe is completely customize-able! You can add ham and cheese for breakfast! Or add some bacon to your turkey to the rolls. Hope you enjoy this yummy meal! 

Friday, December 22, 2017

Physicians Friday: How to Treat Burns

What causes burns?
In young children, most burns happen when a hot object or liquid is pulled off of the stove or countertop. Older children and teenagers typically get burns from playing with lighters, firecrackers, or gasoline. Adults can get burns from sun exposure, touching hot objects, and accidents.

How can I prevent burns?
Most burns are accidental, so it’s important to be careful in situations where you or your children can be exposed to the sun, flames, and hot objects and fluids.
        Set the temperature on the water heater in your house to less than 120°F (48.9°C).
        Always test bathwater.
        Never leave a child alone in the bathtub or near water faucets.
        Use the back burners of the stove when children are present.
        Never hold a child when working with or around hot objects.
        Do not leave a child around a fireplace without an adult.
        Check smoke alarms in your home every month.
        Keep matches, firecrackers, gasoline, and other explosives out of reach of children.

How can I treat minor burns at home?
If you get a minor burn (one that is red and painful, but does not blister), apply cool water (not ice) to the area for five to 30 minutes. Do not put butter or oil on the burned skin. Cover the damaged skin with aloe vera or an antibiotic ointment (one brand: Neosporin), and apply gauze or a bandage. Do not pop blisters. You can take over-the-counter pain medicine, such as ibuprofen (one brand: Motrin) or naproxen (one brand: Aleve).

Should I go to Island Urgent Care?
Come see us at Island Urgent Care or see your doctor right away if you think your burn might be serious, if you have blisters, or if the area is very painful or does not heal quickly. Go to the emergency room if you have an electrical burn or a burn on your face.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Phyicians Friday: Little Red Fire Ants- What to do?

As always if you have any questions please contact us at (808) 735-0007 or visit IslandUrgentCare.Com today!


Docs at IUC

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wellness Wednesday: One Pan Steak Fajitas!

One Pan Steak Fajitas

One pan dinners are the best for busy moms, working professionals, and perfect for student dinners or cooking for roommates. This dish will spice up a Wednesday night or will be wonderful for a date night at home.

This Wellness Wednesday comes from NO. 2 Pencil by Melissa. Click here to see more one pan recipes.


  • 2 pound flank steak
  • 2 teaspoons of kosher salt
  • several turns of freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 small red onion
  • limes for garnish
  • fresh cilantro for garnish
  • tortillas, warmed


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degree.
  2. In a small bowl combine salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin and paprika. Divide spice mixture in half.
  3. In a large plastic storage baggie, combine 1 tablespoon of olive oil, lime juice, soy sauce and 1/2 of spice mixture.
  4. Add steak to plastic storage baggie and turn to coat, let steak marinate at room temperature while slicing peppers and onions.
  5. Slice peppers and onions into 1/4 in slices.
  6. Add peppers and onions to sheet pan, drizzle with 1/2 a tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with remaining spice mixture, turning to coat.
  7. Move bell peppers and onions to outer edges of sheet pan and place steak in the middle.
  8. Cook at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes, then broil on high for additional 2 minutes.
  9. Use a meat thermometer check for doneness. About 140 for medium rare to 150 for medium.
  10. IMPORTANT - for juicy and tender steak, let rest at least 10 minutes and cut against the grain.
  11. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice before serving.
  12. Tortillas can be wrapped in a foil packet and heated in the oven while steak is resting.
  13. Serve fajitas in warm tortillas with avocado and/or sour cream.

Try this out next time you need a quick meal and let us know how you liked it. 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Medical Monday: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in Women FAQ's

If you have symptoms of a UTI or Kidney Infection see one of our physicians at Island Urgent Care today!

Call us at (808) 735-0007 or visit IslandUrgentCare.Com

Docs at IUC

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wellness Wednesday: One Drink, One Side, One Dessert Holiday Addition

One Drink, One Side, One Dessert Holiday Edition

The holidays are a wonderful time of year! It also means that you are invited to a work holiday party, your partners work holiday party, a Christmas with friends, a neighborhood holiday party, the list goes on and on. 

You don't want to show up empty handed so we have created three options to try at your next  holiday celebration!

Festive Black Raspberry Martini (Please Drink Responsibly)

Drinks are the silent killer when it comes to your waste line. All the fun festive drinks can have more sugar than a candy bar. That's like eating 2 or 3 candy bars in one sitting! If you are over 21 try this festive drink instead. 

**Also if you are not drinking alcohol this drink is awesome on its own! Skip the Vodka and add a little more sparking water or even some sparking cider! 

  • 3 oz Blackberry Sparkling ICE
  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz Chambord
  • 1/2 oz pineapple juice
Instructions: Mix vodka, Chambord, and pineapple juice in a shaker with ice, and strain into a martini glass. Top off with Black Raspberry Sparkling ICE and pop in some black berries and raspberries for a special touch! 

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries & Feta

This is the perfect amount of savory and sweet. These flavors are perfect for the holidays but so delicious you will save them all year round.

  • 1 large butternut squash (peeled, and chopped).
  • Hearty drizzle of olive oil (1-2 TBSP)
  • Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
  • 1-2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2-3 TBSP honey
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • ground cinnamon to taste
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Lightly drizzle baking sheet with olive oil
  3. Add cubed squash to the sheet along with another drizzle of olive oil 
  4. Sprinkle with a light layer of salt, pepper, and garlic powder, based on taste preference
  5. Roast at 400 F for 25 minutes on the center rack
  6. At the 25 minute mark, pull out oven rack and add fresh cranberries to the roasting pan
  7. Return to oven and add a sprinkle of cinnamon along with feta and honey. 
  8. Enjoy! 

Holiday Chocolate Bark with Cranberries & Pistachios 

Chocolate bark is the easiest festive dessert to make ever! All you need is four ingredients and you can add festive sprinkles and share at a party, at work, with neighbors, or with your family. I you want more health benefits swap white chocolate for dark chocolate and the dark chocolate chips with dark chocolate. 

  • 8 ounces white chocolate 
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup pistachios (roughly chopped) 
  • 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips
  1. Combine the melted white chocolate and half of dried cranberries and pistachios. Spread mixture onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 
  2. scatter remaining cranberries, pistachios and dried cranberries onto the surface and gently press into chocolate to make sure they stick. 
  3. Place baking sheet in freezer for 20-30 minutes, or until the chocolate has fully set. 
  4. Break chocolate into pieces roughly into desired sizes. 
  5. Enjoy! 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Physicians Friday: What is Diverticulitis?

What is Diverticulitis?

Have you ever been in a doctors office and they start throwing around big words that you have never heard of but sound really scary so you get alarmed? Most people have, but at Island Urgent Care we really try to explain every diagnosis in the easiest way possible. We know that not everyone has gone to medical school and we want to relay our knowledge on to you! Diverticulitis seems like a scary diagnosis but we explain exactly what it is and how we treat it. 

What is diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis starts after diverticula form.  Diverticula are out-pouches of the large intestine.  Your gastroenterologist would see these when performing a colonoscopy or radiologist may see them on an abdominal CT scan or MRI but otherwise you likely won’t know you have them until they get inflamed or infected.  Current theories believe that diverticula form due to dietary habits and a low fiber diet because this may cause the intestines to strain harder to move the stool.  These diverticula or pouches are prone to getting infected and when they do it is called diverticulitis.

What are the symptoms of diverticulitis?

The most common symptom is abdominal pain and the most common location of the pain is in the left lower side however early in the infection the pain can felt vaguely through the whole abdomen.  Other common symptoms include changes in stool either diarrhea or constipation, indigestion, nausea and vomiting and fever.

How do we determine if you have diverticulitis?

When someone has abdominal pain, we are often considering diverticulitis as one of the many possible causes of your symptoms and based on your personal medical history and examination we may recommend performing some laboratory testing and possibly x-ray or CT scan of the abdomen.  If you have a history of diverticulitis in the past and your symptoms fit with diverticulitis, a CT is not always necessary, and we will usually start treatment right away for a repeat flare of diverticulitis.

How is diverticulitis treated?

Our physicians at Island Urgent Care commonly treat diverticulitis by prescribing 2 antibiotics by mouth.  Also, often we will recommend a liquid or low residue diet for a few days during your recovery from the infection.  Occasionally if the symptoms are severe, hospitalization will be required and rarely surgery is needed to control the infection.