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Urgent Care Specialist

Internal Medicine Practices

Primary Care, Geriatric Care & Internal Medicine Specialists located in Lady Lake, FL & Tavares, FL

If you develop a fever that won’t break or sprain your ankle while playing sports, urgent care can provide prompt treatment and relief. At Internal Medicine Practices in Tavares and Lady Lake, Florida, the team of primary care, geriatric care, and internal medicine specialists offer various urgent care services on-site, including X-rays, stitches, and pain management. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care treats non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses that still need prompt attention.

If you experience a sore throat that doesn’t respond to at-home treatments, or you cut yourself while cooking, and it won’t stop bleeding, contact the Internal Medicine Practices team right away. The sooner you receive urgent care, the less likely you are to experience complications that could affect how you heal.

What injuries and illnesses benefit from urgent care?

At Internal Medicine Practices, the urgent care team treats various illnesses and injuries, including:

  • Falls
  • Cuts that require stitches
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Eye irritation and redness
  • Fever
  • Flu
  • Sports injuries
  • Fractures
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Sore throats
  • Persistent coughs
  • Earaches
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Urgent care can also treat you if you’re stung by a bee or bitten by a dog.

What should I bring to urgent care?

If you’re visiting Internal Medicine Practices for the first time, make sure to bring the necessary paperwork.

To ensure that your appointment goes smoothly, the team recommends that you bring your health insurance card, the names of the medications you regularly take, and information about any underlying medical conditions you have. If you’ve had lab tests done recently, bring that information as well.

Why should I visit urgent care instead of the emergency room?

If you or a loved one experiences a non-life-threatening illness or injury, it makes more sense to visit an urgent care facility. Emergency rooms see people based on their level of need, so if you have a fever, but someone else comes in having a heart attack, you could wait hours to see a doctor.

Urgent care is also more affordable. Most health insurance policies cover urgent care visits entirely or ask for a low co-pay. Emergency room visits are typically much more expensive.

What happens during a visit to urgent care?

At Internal Medicine Practices, the team tailors urgent care to each individual’s needs. Following a medical history review and discussing your symptoms, your provider conducts a physical exam. If an exam doesn’t provide enough information to diagnose, they might also order lab testing and/or diagnostic imaging.

After making a diagnosis, your provider can confidently recommend treatment. If you have strep throat, they’ll prescribe antibiotics. If you experienced a deep cut, they can stitch it up and provide care instructions for home. The treatment goal is to relieve your symptoms and encourage your body’s natural healing process.

To receive urgent care, make an appointment at Internal Medicine Practices right away by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Fax: 949-543-2074