Walk-In Medical Problems Specialist

Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc.

Diane M Kushnar, DO

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician located in Parma, OH

If you have an illness or injury that requires swift or urgent treatment but isn’t bad enough to need emergency hospital attention, Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc. in Parma, Ohio, is the best place to go for walk-in medical problems. Diane Kushnar, DO, provides prompt, expert treatment for illness and minor injuries without you needing to make an appointment. Call Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc. today to find out more about urgent care services.

Walk-In Medical Problems Q & A

What are walk-in medical problems?

Walk-in medical problems are conditions that need prompt attention, but aren’t so serious you need to go to a hospital emergency room. You don’t need to make an appointment for urgent care needs at Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc.; just turn up during office hours and wait your turn. Someone will see you as quickly as possible.

Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc. provides walk-in services for patients requiring urgent medical attention as well as appointments for routine and long-term health issues. In this way, Dr. Kushnar can help with all your non-emergency health problems at a single location, which is far more convenient for patients.

What conditions are walk-in medical problems?

Walk-in medical problems are conditions that need attention the same day, but don’t require immediate treatment, for example:

  • Eye infections
  • Sprains and strains
  • Strep throat
  • New skin rashes
  • Acute back pain
  • Fever
  • Colds and flu
  • Urinary infections
  • Mild dehydration
  • Headaches
  • Minor wounds

If you have these types of problems, very often, you can recover with self-care and over-the-counter medication. However, if your symptoms are severe, persistent, or getting worse, you should visit Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc., for treatment.

What medical problems would require urgent care?

Urgent care medical problems are those that need fast treatment to prevent infection or complications, for example:

  • Bleeding wounds
  • Eye irritation
  • Asthma attacks
  • Minor finger or toe fractures
  • Concussion

If you’re bleeding heavily, your pain is unbearably severe, you lost consciousness, suffered a stabbing or gunshot wound, are feeling suicidal, are having difficulty breathing, or you’re experiencing symptoms that could mean you’re having a stroke or heart attack, you should call 911 or go to the hospital emergency room.

In most cases, you know from the severity of your injuries or the symptoms you’re experiencing that you need the emergency room. However, if you’re not sure whether your condition is a walk-in medical problem or an emergency, the helpful staff at Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc. can advise you.

To find out more about walk-in medical problems and how to use the service, call Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc. today. You can also schedule a regular or same-day appointment using the online booking form.