Getting immediate care when you’re in pain shouldn’t be something you need to worry about. At McCurtain Family Medical Clinic in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, Jason McHenry, PA-C, and the experienced family medicine providers offer top-of-the-line urgent care services to help you address any pain, illness, or health problem in a timely and effective manner. Get in touch with the family medicine team today by calling or booking online to get the immediate care you need.
The main difference between urgent care and a visit to your primary care physician (PCP) is the relationship you have with each one.
Your urgent care provider is just as qualified as your primary care doctor. However, your PCP has in-depth knowledge of your medical and family histories. Your PCP also has access to your medical records and can follow the progress of any given treatment. They're your reference point for any chronic illness.
On the other hand, urgent care can address a pressing medical issue that needs immediate attention but is not life-threatening. To do so, your urgent care physician may consult with your PCP to understand your medical history.
At McCurtain Family Medical Clinic, your urgent care physician may assist you during your urgent care visit, depending upon their availability. If not, having your urgent care and primary care under one roof still ensures a higher level of continuity of care.
However, you mustn't confuse a life-threatening emergency with an urgent medical issue. If you think you're suffering from a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911.
Some of the most common medical issues urgent care can treat include:
The McCurtain Family Medical Clinic team addresses your medical needs through a comprehensive evaluation of your current health.
The kind of treatment or care you receive after your appointment depends upon why you came in. Since the point of urgent care is to promptly address acute issues, the McCurtain Family Medical Clinic's goal is to treat your concerns so you won't need to make a follow-up appointment with your PCP.
Nonetheless, if the reason why you booked an appointment is part of a more significant medical condition, you most likely need to check in with your PCP at their earliest convenience for thorough examination and treatment.
You don't need to wait for your PCP's next availability. Get in touch with McCurtain Family Medical Clinic today by phone or by going online to book an urgent care appointment.