Urgent care at Arbor Green Family Medicine includes a wide variety of care, including the treatment of lacerations, treatment of abrasions, asthma care, care of sprains and strains, and other urgent but non-critical situations. Arbor Green Family Medicine has an x-ray machine on site, so injuries can be evaluated immediately.
Urgent care is the bridge between regular non-urgent doctor visits and true emergency visits to the emergency room at the local hospital. If it's a life-threatening or potentially life-threatening situation, it is always best to proceed to the nearest emergency room. However, many situations are urgent but are not emergencies. When a patient has an illness or injury that isn't serious enough to go to the emergency room, yet it really can't wait for the next doctor's appointment, an urgent care appointment may be indicated. Patients who call ahead can typically be worked into the schedule promptly, so make sure to let the office staff know when on the way.
An x-ray is an important part of many urgent care appointments. X-rays are used to scan the bones and some of the organs. This type of test is especially useful in cases where a broken bone is suspected, but x-rays can also help identify other types of injury or illness as well. An x-ray can reveal bone abnormalities other then breaks, joint abnormalities, some heart conditions, tumors on organs like the lungs, and irregular fluid pockets within the body. A mammogram is a type of x-ray that is used to check on the wellness of the breasts. A chest x-ray looks for conditions such as pneumonia. Other x-rays can be done on nearly any part of the body to help in the diagnosis process.
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