If you injure yourself while working out or develop a fever that doesn’t respond to medication, visit Palm Desert Urgent Care. The sooner you receive treatment, the less likely you will experience complications. Internal medicine provider Manzoor Kazi, MD, offers adults a wide range of urgent care services. Call the practice in Palm Desert, California, or book an appointment online today.
Urgent care provides same-day treatment for non-life-threatening accidents and injuries. If you wake up feeling nauseous or twist your ankle while playing sports, Dr. Kazi can diagnose the cause of your discomfort, stop the side effects from getting worse, and help you feel better.
Dr. Kazi uses urgent care to treat many health problems, including:
You might also be a candidate for urgent care if you need lab work like blood tests, urinalysis, or X-rays.
Urgent care and the emergency room aren’t the same things. Emergency rooms are at a hospital. They treat potentially life-threatening health problems like heart attacks and see patients based on their level of need.
Urgent care provides immediate care for non-life-threatening issues on a walk-in basis. Most urgent care services are covered by health insurance, so you don’t have to pay out of pocket.
At Palm Desert Urgent Care, Dr. Kazi conducts urgent care exams on-site.
He reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including when they started, if they respond to at-home treatment, and if they’re worse at certain times, like when you lie down.
Next, Dr. Kazi does a physical exam. If you have a sore throat, he shines a light in your mouth and collects a culture for testing. If you’re experiencing back pain, he assesses how you walk and your posture and then orders X-rays.
After reaching a diagnosis, Dr. Kazi develops a treatment plan. Depending on your needs, the plan can include rest, drinking plenty of water, taking prescription medication, or being referred to a specialist.
Dr. Kazi recommends bringing the following items to urgent care:
If you have an implanted medical device, like a pacemaker, bring your device identification card.
If you need urgent care, make an appointment at Palm Desert Urgent Care by calling the office or booking online today.