Have you had reason to visit an urgent care center for a medical service such as the flu, asthma or a sprain? You’re certainly not alone It seems that they are popping up on every main street and retail cluster. We’re talking about an urgent care center. We wanted to find out why this phenomenon represents such a growing sector of the medical delivery system so we went to the Chief Executive Office of the Urgent Care Association, Laurel Stoimenoff, to find out. The numbers are staggering. It’s an $18 billion industry that is expected to grow 5.8% annually. Let’s go deep on the increasing importance of these centers to our health and well being.