If you’ve been seeing an urgent care doctor at PrimeHealth Urgent Care, or if you’re going to see one soon, you may be wondering what the doctor can do for you in the short term or long term. For example, you might be wondering whether the doctor can help you manage a complex illness on an ongoing basis. You can ask the doctor about things like that, and you can ask about many other topics too. Here are 5 questions to ask your urgent care doctor so you can learn exactly how the doctor can help you.
How can you help me today and in the future?
An urgent care doctor can treat you if you have a minor injury or minor illness and need treatment right away. In fact, treatment can be provided right on the spot. The doctor may also be able to see you for a more complex illness which requires ongoing treatment.
You should ask the urgent care doctor what the doctor can do for you right away and in the future. The doctor may be able to help you manage a complex illness, or the doctor might be able to provide X-rays or other helpful services you need. For example, if you need regular physical exams, the doctor may be able to provide them!
What conditions can you treat?
Urgent care treats common and some complex injuries and illnesses. That means urgent care can help you with any common health issues as well as certain non-life-threatening but complicated health issues. Still, you may want to make sure your urgent care doctor can address your specific health issue or issues, so you might want to ask the doctor about this. At PrimeHealth Urgent Care, we’re able to address many health issues like minor work injuries, minor sports injuries, STDs, simple cuts, asthma, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, minor chest pain, and many others.
When can you see me?
Typically, urgent care doctors can see patients most days of the week, but this isn’t always the case. You’ll want to make sure the doctor can see you when you need care, so you should ask about this. And if you have a complex illness and need to see a doctor on an ongoing basis, you’ll want to ask the doctor about this too. You can also ask about the clinic’s availability if that’s important to you. Many urgent care clinics are open seven days a week with late hours.
Do you offer telemedicine?
This is another great question to ask an urgent care doctor. Telemedicine is very handy when it’s inconvenient or impossible to go into a clinic in-person, like when there’s a risk of getting other people sick. This service may be invaluable to you and maybe your loved ones too. At the very least, it’s really convenient, so it might be worth asking about. PrimeHealth Urgent Care offers telemedicine services by video chat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Do I need to follow up with you or my primary care physician?
After you’ve seen an urgent care doctor, the doctor may be able to forward any relevant information to your primary care physician, so you might be able to follow up with your physician. However, it may be necessary or better to follow up with the urgent care doctor instead, so you should ask about this.
We hope you find those five questions helpful! If you have any other questions, feel free to call us at PrimeHealth Urgent Care, or if you’d like to see our doctor, connect with us. We’d be happy to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything from us. We serve patients from Parrish FL, Ellenton FL, Bradenton FL, Palmetto FL, Lakewood Ranch FL, Sarasota FL, Sun City FL, and Wimauma FL.