When an unexpected illness or injury arises, you shouldn’t have to wait in an emergency room or wait days for the next available opening in a physician’s schedule. That’s why the team at Boerne Family Medicine in Boerne, Texas, offers urgent care services. When you or anyone in your family needs quick medical attention, call the office to schedule a same-day appointment.
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Urgent Care Q & A
What are the advantages of urgent care?
The most important benefit of urgent care is it provides quick access to the medical care you need. When you seek urgent care at Boerne Family Medicine, you can count on compassionate attention from a team that cares about you as a person and provides individualized treatment.
Urgent care in the office also gives you a less-expensive alternative to the emergency room. You may sometimes need the higher level of emergency care available at the hospital, but the doctors at Boerne Family Medicine can treat most of your immediate medical needs in the office.
What conditions are treated as urgent care?
The doctors at Boerne Family Medicine have extensive experience in family practice, so they’re prepared to diagnose and treat the full range of health conditions that demand urgent care. Some of the most common conditions they treat with same-day appointments include:
- Flu and cold symptoms
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Sore throats and earaches
- Headache that doesn’t go away
- Chronic pain
- Sprains, strains, and minor fractures
- Wounds needing stitches
Many other conditions are severe enough to require a same-day appointment, especially those that cause acute symptoms, like a urinary tract infection or skin infection.
The team at Boerne Family Medicine also encourages you to call for a same-day appointment if you or your child experiences a flare-up of a chronic health condition like asthma or rheumatoid arthritis.
When should you go to the emergency room?
It can be hard to know whether you need a same-day appointment or your problem is serious enough to require treatment in the emergency room. If you have any questions, call the office. The team at Boerne Family Medicine can help you determine the best choice.
As a general guideline, these conditions require emergency room treatment:
- Fever in newborn (less than three months old)
- Heavy bleeding
- Compound fracture (bone sticking out through skin)
- Seizures and loss of consciousness
- Severe burns
- Serious head or neck injury
- Signs of a stroke (weakness or numbness on one side of face or one arm, difficulty speaking)
As long as you don’t need emergency care, please call the office and take advantage of same-day urgent care at Boerne Family Medicine.