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Urgent Care

Physicians Medical Primary Care

Primary Care, Urgent Care & Walk-In Care located in San Jose, CA

Injuries and illnesses can strike at any time, often when you least expect. If you need professional medical help for a non-life threatening problem, turn to urgent care at Physicians Medical Primary Care in San Jose, California. Family physicians Sveltlana Burkhead, MD, and Gina Bui, MD, proudly offer urgent care services to adults and children. Request your urgent care appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Urgent Care Q & A

Why would I need urgent care?

You can’t always plan for when you’ll need to see the doctor. Accidents, injuries, and illnesses occur from time-to-time, seemingly out of nowhere. Urgent care at Physicians Medical Primary Care provides prompt medical attention for illness and injury that’s non-life threatening. 

If you wake up in the morning with severe congestion, or you twist your ankle while playing soccer, make an urgent care appointment. Following a quick exam and review of your symptoms, your doctor can make recommendations for treatment, and get you started down the road to recovery. 

Is urgent care different from an emergency room?

Emergency room services work to treat life-threatening medical emergencies such as heart attacks, strokes, and severe injuries. Urgent care services, on the other hand, provide prompt medical attention for acute illnesses and injuries that require attention but aren’t a threat to your life. 

Additionally, emergency rooms treat people on their level of need. If you dislocate your shoulder while playing flag football with friends, you might have to wait for hours if someone ahead of you is having trouble breathing or suffering from chest pain. 

What conditions does urgent care treat?

Physicians Medical Primary Care provides a wide array of urgent care services. If you have any of the following that requires a doctor visit, urgent care can help.

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Coughs
  • Fever
  • Colds and flu
  • Earaches
  • Sore throat
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Sprains and strains

Physicians Medical Primary Care also offers minor surgical procedures, including stitches, biopsies, and splints. You can also access laboratory testing, including monitoring of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar. 

urgent careWhat should I do if I experience a medical emergency?

If you think you’re experiencing a medical emergency, it’s important to try and stay calm. If you or someone you love is at risk, call 911, or visit your nearest emergency room right away. Telltale signs of a medical emergency include:

  • Chest pain
  • Head trauma
  • Vision loss
  • Severe bleeding
  • Signs of anaphylaxis

If your condition isn’t life-threatening, go ahead and make an appointment at Physicians Medical Primary Care. If possible, call the practice to let them know you’re coming in and what your situation is. They may be able to provide you with helpful insights to ease pain or discomfort on your way over. 

Don’t let a nagging accident or illness prevent you from living a healthy and active life. Request an urgent care appointment at Physicians Medical Primary Care today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.