A medical emergency can occur at any time – day or night – and often with little warning. Having a trusted medical professional to turn to in an emergency can make a world of difference. For patients living in and around Brawley, California, Man Duong, M.D., offers urgent care services to individuals at his own private practice. If you find yourself facing a medical emergency, contact the office right away to determine your next steps. Nonemergency appointments can be requested online.
Urgent care is a type of emergency medical service addressing needs that aren’t life-threatening but also can’t wait for treatment during regular office hours. At times, it can be challenging to recognize which needs require an urgent care setting and which require a trip to the emergency room.
Here are some medical needs that only require urgent care:
These are just a few of the ailments treated by Dr. Duong and other urgent care professionals.
When you have an urgent medical need, care is available in several different settings. There are medical needs that should prompt a visit to the emergency room, to be clear. These include chest pain, difficulty breathing, uncontrolled bleeding, and suspected fractures.
Other needs only require an urgent care center, which functions similarly to an emergency room but handles illnesses and injuries that aren’t life-threatening.
Many people prefer to see their internist to handle urgent care needs. Some want to avoid exposure to germs present in crowded waiting rooms. Others are just more comfortable turning to their doctor rather than seeking care from someone new.
Another reason to turn to Dr. Duong for your urgent care needs is to ensure continuity of care if needed. For example, if you suffer a sports injury that causes muscle tears and joint damage, Dr. Duong can provide immediate care to relieve pain and stabilize your joint. He can then create a customized treatment and rehabilitation program to restore proper joint function, all under the same roof.
Begin by assessing your condition. If you have signs of broken bones, significant bleeding, shortness of breath, or chest pain, call 911 immediately. Otherwise, contact Dr. Duong’s office and provide an overview of your condition.
Staff members may ask follow up questions and use the information provided to either direct you to the appropriate care center or schedule an urgent care appointment.
Same-day appointments are often available, as Dr. Duong leaves room in his schedule for sick visits and other urgent care needs.
To schedule an appointment, call the office or request one online today.