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Urgent Care Specialist

Alliance MD Weight Loss Center -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine

Alliance MD Weight Loss Center

Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Covington, GA

When your health problem can't wait, you need fast, reliable care from a qualified physician. Muhammad Abbasi, MD, and the experienced team at Alliance MD Weight Loss Center in Covington, Georgia, provide convenient, same-day care for a variety of urgent health concerns. If you’ve sustained an injury, have a sore throat or other acute illness, call the practice, book a same-day appointment online, or stop in for urgent care.

Urgent Care Q&A

How does urgent care work?

Some injuries and medical conditions cannot wait for the next available appointment with a primary care doctor but are not so severe that you need to go to the hospital.

When you experience an injury or acute illness, urgent care providers offer prompt attention. Urgent care is available during regular business hours, extended evening hours, and Saturdays. 

Do I need an urgent care provider or emergency room?

Urgent care is designed to handle medical needs that require prompt attention but are not life-threatening. All life-threatening emergencies require the emergency room. For life-threatening emergencies or severe injuries, call 911, or visit your nearest emergency room. 

For discomfort, severe symptoms that can’t wait for a future appointment, or mild injuries, an urgent care provider is a good option for same-day medical attention, diagnosis, and treatment. 

Common urgent conditions that the physicians at Alliance MD Weight Loss Center can treat include:

  • Flu
  • Sore throat/strep throat
  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Muscle strains
  • Insect bites

Injuries with broken bones or excessive bleeding are better treated in the hospital. If you aren’t sure whether you need the hospital emergency room or urgent care, call for more info. 

What should I expect during an urgent care visit?

The medical team at Alliance MD Weight Loss Center takes time during your urgent care appointment to review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, and provide a thorough exam. An appropriate treatment plan is determined based on your symptoms and needs. 

Common urgent care treatment options include:

  • Dressing wounds
  • Medical advice
  • Prescribing antibiotics 
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Anti-nausea medication
  • Pain medication
  • Referrals to a specialist 

Your attending physician may recommend you return to the office or see your primary care doctor to follow up on the urgent condition. Even though urgent care providers offer immediate relief to pain or symptoms, they are not meant to treat long-term health conditions.

For high-quality, convenient urgent care, call Alliance MD Weight Loss Center, or book a same-day appointment online today.