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Urgent Care Q&A

Urgent Care services offered in Southlake, TX

An unexpected illness or injury can arise at any time of day or night, and often at the most inconvenient times. For residents in and around Southlake, Texas, Elvira Jasarevic, DO, of Crescent Direct Primary Care is a wonderful resource for unparalleled urgent care services. Same-day visits are available, and you can always call to determine your next steps. Online booking is an option for less urgent scheduling needs.

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is an area of medical practice that bridges the gap between routine office visits and a trip to the emergency room. These services can help you get the medical care you need in a prompt and convenient manner.

 

There are certainly some medical needs that are best met in an emergency room setting. Emergency rooms are staffed with professionals trained in emergency medicine and have life-saving equipment on hand at all times. If your needs don’t rise to the level of a true emergency, however, the emergency room is not the best setting to seek care. 

 

The triage staff in emergency rooms are trained to quickly assess your condition and ensure that people with the most serious needs are seen first. That can leave you waiting for hours before you meet with a physician, and it’s almost certain you won’t know your doctor. 

 

Emergency room waiting areas are filled with people who are sick or in pain. They’re not the most pleasant places to spend time, and there’s also a substantial risk of coming into contact with viruses or bacteria while you wait. 

What are some issues that can be seen in urgent care?

At Crescent Direct Primary Care, a wide range of health needs can be met through urgent care services. Some of the issues that can be treated in urgent care include:

 

  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • COVID-19 symptoms
  • Lacerations and abrasions
  • Skin rash
  • Allergic reactions
  • Fever
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Sprains and strains

 

These are just a few examples of the many health issues that bring people in for urgent care visits.

How do I decide if urgent care is the right fit for my needs?

Knowing where to turn for a sudden health problem isn’t always easy. Some of the conditions that should prompt a visit to the nearest emergency room include:

 

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Broken bones that puncture the skin
  • Asthma attack
  • Thoughts of suicide or self harm

 

If you are unsure whether urgent care is the right fit for your needs, call Crescent Direct Primary Care to explain your symptoms and determine your next steps. Online booking is always an option for less urgent scheduling needs. 

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