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What Is Urgent Care & When Should I Go?

  • 08.11.17
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You cut your finger while cooking; your child has a fever and you don’t know it’s cause; you tripped and now, your knee hurts when you bend it. Should you make a doctor’s appointment? Head to the ER? Or go to urgent care?


Often times, urgent care is the best treatment choice for these inconvenient little emergencies, when you’re not in immediate danger but need immediate care.  Most common illnesses and injuries can be treated in an urgent care setting, which offers the added convenience of extended hours, on site diagnostic testing and digital X-ray. Urgent care makes healthcare easy, so that you need never turn to long waits in swamped emergency rooms for everyday medical treatment .


Take a peek at some common conditions that can be treated in an urgent care setting:

  • Colds & Flus
  • Sore Throats & Coughs
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Stomach Aches & Viruses
  • Asthma, Allergies & Allergic Reactions
  • Sprains & Broken Bones
  • Bumps, Bruises & Cuts
  • Back & Joint pain
  • Minor Burns




Have a Primary Care Physician? GREAT! Visiting an urgent care center in no way means that you must switch your general Doctor or no longer visit them for treatment, check- ups and the management of chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Instead, urgent care proves to be a great alternative to your Primary Care Physician when he or she is closed or an appointment is simply unavailable. After all, when was the last time you got sick at 2pm on a Tuesday?!


With this said, if you feel are you experiencing a true life threating emergency such as sudden vision loss or chest pain, the Emergency Room is still your best bet.


At ModernMD Urgent Care, we make medicine simple by offering high quality care quickly, conveniently & affordably, 7 days a week. We accept all major insurances including Medicaid and Medicare and see patients on a walk in basis, no appointment necessary! Next time you need to see a doc in a pinch, ModernMD has got you covered.