Urgent Care Specialist

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care medicine?

Urgent care medicine is intended to provide patients of all ages with immediate medical attention and outpatient care for acute and chronic illnesses and injuries. As a primary care and emergency medicine physician, Dr. Bazel specializes in providing medical care for numerous urgent health conditions when you need it.

What conditions can be treated at an urgent care office?

Because of the extensive training and experience of Dr. Bazel and his team, they can treat numerous chronic and acute conditions, including:

  • Colds, flu, stomach aches, nausea
  • Ear infections
  • Sore throats
  • Minor injuries like cuts, abrasions, burns, or sprains
  • Pediatric care for illnesses like the flu or bronchitis
  • Rashes and skin conditions
  • Illnesses that aren’t life-threatening but require immediate attention
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Lower back pain or muscle strain

If you’re not sure you can wait until the next day to treat an injury or illness, urgent medical care may be a good option. In many cases, Dr. Bazel and his team can treat your illness or injury and you won’t need follow-up care. However, if your condition is more serious, they’ll treat your immediate symptoms and schedule you for a follow-up exam if necessary, or refer you to a qualified specialist.

How is urgent care different from an emergency room?

You can go to urgent care for minor injuries and illnesses that aren’t life-threatening, but if you experience symptoms that signal a true medical emergency, you should go directly to an emergency room. Such circumstances include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Cardiac issues, heart attack symptoms
  • Stroke symptoms
  • Major injuries
  • Mental health issues
  • Overdoses

As a primary care and emergency medicine physician, Dr. Bazel and his team can treat your immediate needs and provide follow-up care to many health conditions that require additional attention. Dr. Bazel is knowledgeable about sports medicine as well, in the event you are injured during an evening sports activity. Since you establish a doctor-patient relationship with your primary care physician, it’s good to know that the same doctor can provide the medical attention you need during an urgent matter.

When you need immediate care for a minor injury, or a worsening illness or health condition, Dr. Bazel invites you to visit the office location that’s closest to you. If your condition is not as serious, call or schedule an appointment using the online booking system.

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