Urgent Care

Internal Medicine, Primary Care & Urgent Care located in Palm Desert, CA

Urgent Care

Urgent Care services offered in Palm Desert, CA

If you injure yourself while working out or develop a fever that doesn’t respond to medication, visit Palm Desert Urgent Care. The sooner you receive treatment, the less likely you will experience complications. Internal medicine provider Manzoor Kazi, MD, offers adults a wide range of urgent care services. Call the practice in Palm Desert, California, or book an appointment online today.

What is urgent care?

Urgent care provides same-day treatment for non-life-threatening accidents and injuries. If you wake up feeling nauseous or twist your ankle while playing sports, Dr. Kazi can diagnose the cause of your discomfort, stop the side effects from getting worse, and help you feel better.

What problems does urgent care treat?

Dr. Kazi uses urgent care to treat many health problems, including:

  • Slip-and-fall injuries
  • Cuts that need stitches
  • Breathing difficulties like asthma
  • Pink eye
  • Fever
  • Flu
  • Minor fractures
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Skin rashes
  • Infections
  • Sprains and strains
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Gastrointestinal problems like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea

You might also be a candidate for urgent care if you need lab work like blood tests, urinalysis, or X-rays.

Is urgent care the same thing as the emergency room?

Urgent care and the emergency room aren’t the same things. Emergency rooms are at a hospital. They treat potentially life-threatening health problems like heart attacks and see patients based on their level of need.

Urgent care provides immediate care for non-life-threatening issues on a walk-in basis. Most urgent care services are covered by health insurance, so you don’t have to pay out of pocket.

What happens during an urgent care visit?

At Palm Desert Urgent Care, Dr. Kazi conducts urgent care exams on-site.

He reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including when they started, if they respond to at-home treatment, and if they’re worse at certain times, like when you lie down.

Next, Dr. Kazi does a physical exam. If you have a sore throat, he shines a light in your mouth and collects a culture for testing. If you’re experiencing back pain, he assesses how you walk and your posture and then orders X-rays.

After reaching a diagnosis, Dr. Kazi develops a treatment plan. Depending on your needs, the plan can include rest, drinking plenty of water, taking prescription medication, or being referred to a specialist.

What should I bring to urgent care?

Dr. Kazi recommends bringing the following items to urgent care:

  • Health insurance information
  • List of the symptoms you’re experiencing
  • Names of the medications and supplements you take
  • Any questions that you have
  • Results from recent lab tests

If you have an implanted medical device, like a pacemaker, bring your device identification card.

If you need urgent care, make an appointment at Palm Desert Urgent Care by calling the office or booking online today.