If you sprain your ankle or develop a fever, urgent care can prevent further complications and help you feel better. At Edinger Urgent Care, John Alevizos, DO, and the team provide a comprehensive suite of urgent care services to people of all ages with no wait times. To schedule an appointment at the office in Santa Ana, California, call to speak with an administrative staff member today.
Urgent care provides immediate diagnosis and treatment of non-life-threatening health problems.
Many minor illnesses and injuries respond well to conservative at-home treatments like rest and over-the-counter medication. However, if your symptoms progress or get worse, it’s important to seek treatment, even if it’s at night or on the weekend.
Urgent care provides access to a medical professional 24/7, so you can receive the help you need, exactly when you need it.
The team uses urgent care to diagnose and treat potentially serious, but non-life-threatening health problems, including:
Depending on your symptoms and needs, the team might also recommend in-office X-rays, urinalysis, or blood tests.
In addition, the team offers more traditional services, including physical therapy, annual physical exams, school and sports physicals, and respirator fit testing.
To make the most of your urgent care visit, it’s important to come prepared.
The team at Edinger Urgent Care recommends bringing an up-to-date copy of your list of the prescription medication, vitamins, and supplements you regularly take.
Hospital emergency rooms provide treatment for life-threatening medical emergencies like heart attacks, strokes, and severe trauma.
If you visit the ER for a minor problem, like a fever, you might have to wait hours to see a doctor. What’s more, services at an emergency room are much more costly than they are at an urgent care center.
An urgent care appointment begins with a review of your medical history and a discussion of your symptoms.
After gathering this information, the team conducts a physical exam and orders additional tests if necessary. For example, if you fell at work, they might recommend in-office X-rays to determine if there’s a fracture.
Once the team pinpoints the source of your discomfort, they make recommendations for treatment. That might include prescription medication or getting rest and drinking plenty of fluids.
Don’t wait to make an urgent care appointment at Edinger Urgent Care. Call to speak with an administrative staff member or click the online booking tool.