Erin Sloan, PA-C and the Ormond Beach Urgent Care quite possibly saved my life last weekend. I was experiencing tightness and pain in my right chest and was seen by Ms. Sloan at the Center. Her examination and a chest x-ray did not reveal any problems. She said my pain was possibly due to pleurisy, an inflammation of the lung’s inner lining resulting from the flu which I had just gotten over. But, she said it could also be caused by blood clot(s) , so she wrote me an order to get a blood test and labeled it “STAT”. I left the center relieved that she had not found anything in her examination and figured it was nothing more than the pleurisy she had mentioned. Still, I went and did the blood test. A couple hours later I received a call from the Center asking if I had gone for the test. I told them where I had had the test done. 20 minutes later I received a call from Ms. Sloan. They had contacted the blood test facility to get the results. The test showed that there was a possibility of blood clots. She directed me to go a hospital ER and request a chest CT scan. She said I should go right away. She then called the hospital ER and advised them I’d be coming. I went to the hospital, had the CT scan and it revealed bi-lateral pulmonary embolisms. I was put on a blood thinner drip immediately and admitted to the hospital where I spent 2 days on the IV. The ER personnel told me that both lungs were nearly completely blocked. Since my release the pain has ended and I’m on a prescription blood thinner. Ms. Sloan could have easily diagnosed me with pleurisy and sent me on my way. Had she done so, I might not be here today. Thank you Ms. Sloan and the Ormond Beach Urgent Care Center! You very likely saved my life.