Urgent Care for Acute Care
Acute care refers to the short-term treatment of an illness or injury. It is different from the care given to people who have long-term illnesses and chronic injuries. If you do not have a physician to manage your acute care needs, one of the doctors at Physicians Now can coordinate your care and make sure you have access to the tests and treatments you need.
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Persistent vomiting and diarrhea increase your risk for dehydration and other complications. If you have been vomiting or having diarrhea for more than a day or two, one of our physicians can determine the cause of the problem and give you medication to stop these symptoms. If you are dehydrated, we can also give you IV fluids and/or medications to to help your symptoms and correct any electrolyte imbalance. A doctor can also order tests to determine if you have gallstones, ulcers, gallbladder disease, or other digestive conditions.
Urine consists of fluid and waste products filtered from the blood by the kidneys. The kidneys make urine and deliver it to the bladder via the ureters, where it is stored until you are ready to eliminate it via the urethra. If bacteria get into the urinary tract, you can develop a bladder or kidney infection. You may also experience incontinence as one of the signs of a urinary tract infection (UTI), and this can occur in children or adults. Another symptom of urinary tract problems is a condition like incontinence when you sneeze, cough, or engage in physical activity. If you have blood in your urine, problems urinating or pain during urination, make an appointment with one of our physicians. Prompt treatment can prevent an infection or condition from worsening.
Fractures, sprains, burns, strains, and other injuries can cause long-lasting problems if they are not treated properly. The physicians at our urgent care center can assess your injury, administer the right treatment, and provide follow-up care so your injury heals properly. Casts, splints, and wraps help immobilize injured limbs and prevent you from making the injury worse. Bandages keep bacteria and dirt out of burns, reducing the risk of infection and making it possible to heal faster. You may also need medications to control pain or relax the muscles. You can get treatment for all these conditions at Physicians Now.
If an injury does not stop bleeding right away, you must seek immediate medical attention. Losing too much blood can cause an injured person to go into shock, which is a medical emergency. When you visit our urgent care center for acute bleeding, a physician will assess the injury and provide appropriate treatment. If you have a deep wound, you may need stitches to close it and stop the bleeding. Nose bleeds that do not stop after 20 minutes should also be assessed by a doctor. Many nose bleeds occur after exposure to cold temperatures or dry air, but they can also occur as the result of a nasal injury or complication of another illness.
Meeting Your Acute Care Needs
At Physicians Now, our physicians and staff members are available to meet all of your acute care needs. Whether you have a sports injury or the symptoms of a bladder infection, we are here for you. If you have an acute injury or illness, call us or go online to schedule an appointment, or just come right in to our urgent care center to get the medical care you deserve.