Dr. Margaret McCahan

Doctorate: UMass Medical School
Internship & Residency: UMass Memorial Medical Center

Dr. Margaret McCahan has worked in both pediatrics and urgent care during her career. Now she enjoys caring for patients at ReadyMED PLUS, one of Reliant’s urgent care offices. “I’ve always enjoyed working in urgent care,” she explains. “You never know what you’ll be treating so you always have to be on your toes. Plus I love the fact that it allows me to use my pediatrics background when I practice.”

Dr. McCahan likes the fact that Reliant’s urgent care facilities can treat so many different conditions and help people avoid going to the emergency room when it’s not necessary. “Both parents often work these days and having urgent care available at a moment’s notice when a child is sick can really make a difference,” she explains. “Parents can also avoid the long wait times that occur when they go to the emergency room. I also like the fact that seeing patients at ReadyMED I have an opportunity to encourage people to visit their primary care doctor to better manage their problems and take their medications.”

In her work Dr. McCahan says that she strives to build a relationship with all the patients that she treats. “Although I may not see the patient that often, I still think you can bond with them and start building a relationship. And if I am treating a child, I strive to establish a good relationship with the parents too, as that’s very important.”

According to Dr. McCahan, electronic medical records have made care a lot easier. “You not only have your patient’s health history and other key information at your fingertips but you can also send a note to their primary care provider telling them how you treated their problem…it’s really a great asset.”

When she is not busy seeing patients, Dr. McCahan enjoys family time with her husband and three sons. She also likes yoga, going to concerts and the theatre, and being outdoors with her Labradoodle. Dr. McCahan also enjoys traveling when she can find the time, and recently visited Ireland with her family.