August 15, 2018

KEVIN WADLOW/Free Press
Dr. Wendi S. Miller, left, and practice manager Valerie Frawley, sisters working together, operate the Miller Medicine urgent-care clinic and Miller Aesthetic Medicine in the Turek Building at mile marker 90.2 on Plantation Key. A grand opening of Miller Aesthetic will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 30.

KEVIN WADLOW/Free Press Dr. Wendi S. Miller, left, and practice manager Valerie Frawley, sisters working together, operate the Miller Medicine urgent-care clinic and Miller Aesthetic Medicine in the Turek Building at mile marker 90.2 on Plantation Key. A grand opening of Miller Aesthetic will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 30.

ISLAMORADA — Depending on the need, Miller Medicine on Plantation Key can handle fractures to aesthetic facials.

Dr. Wendi S. Miller and sister Valerie Frawley teamed to open urgent care clinic Miller Medicine in May, and soon will celebrate the recent opening of Miller Aesthetic Medicine.

The grand opening of Miller Aesthetic, operating alongside the urgent care clinic in the Turek Building at mile marker 90.2, bayside, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 30 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce.

Prize drawings and samples of skin-care products will among the offerings at the event.

“The Keys just kept calling to us,” said practice manager Frawley. “We’ve been coming down since 2001 to visit our father, and it seemed like we kept getting drawn back to open the urgent care clinic and a medicinal spa here.”

A board-certified emergency room physician, Miller made the decision to move from Michigan to the Florida Keys to operate her clinic, open 3 p.m. to midnight Wednesday through Friday and 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The clinic offers an alternative to hospital emergency rooms for residents and visitors suffering from sudden illness, infections, wounds, sprains, fracture splints and even “fishhook removal.”

Necessary prescriptions for patients are available, with common antibiotics and allergy medicine in stock at the clinic. An X-ray machine has been newly added.

Local residents should have their own primary care physicians, the staff notes, but the urgent care clinic can handle cases where a family physician may not be available. The clinic is not intended to provide ongoing care for chronic illness or conditions.

Major medical emergencies like a heart attack or life-threatening injury should should be handled at an emergency room.

Look and feel better

“Another route to restoring wellness [is] believing that when you look better, you feel better,” Miller writes in an introduction to Miller Aesthetic Medicine.

The clinic provides a wide range of body treatments, supervised medical weight loss, anti-aging skin treatments, pulsed light treatments to reduce skin imperfections, hair removal and more.

“The more we looked at adding the aesthetic side to the medical side, it became very appealing,” Frawley said. “The location here could not be better.”

Miller Aesthetic Medicine generally opens from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call or email to check on possible appointments outside regular hours.

The staff welcomes consultation visits.

For more information, call 305-517-6957, or visit millermedicine.com or keysurgentcare.com.

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