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Urgent Care

Express Family Clinic

Family Practice located in Allen, TX

In seeking medical care, time might be of the essence, and you can’t wait for an appointment to see a doctor. Express Family Care is set up to handle ambulatory and walk-in medical care for your more urgent needs, giving you peace of mind that help is at hand. Both Sunil Modi, MD, and Pradeep Parihar, MD, are equipped to handle most minor emergencies at their clinic in Allen, Texas, allowing you to get the immediate help you need. If you need urgent care, call in advance or just come in during office hours, which are Monday-Friday from 8am to 7pm and Saturdays from 9am to 12pm.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is for those times when you can’t wait several days, or weeks, to see a doctor. Urgent care differs from emergency care, which is geared more toward medical emergencies that require immediate intervention because of situations that pose a severe health risk.

As family medicine providers, the doctors at Express Family Clinic understand that health care concerns arise that have an impact on your quality of life and you can’t wait for a regular appointment. Dr. Modi and Dr. Parihar are available for walk-in urgent care needs and are open Monday-Friday from 8am to 7pm and on Saturday from 9am to 12pm.

You don’t need an appointment and can directly come on in if you need immediate help, but it’s always good to call ahead if you can.

What are the most common reasons to seek urgent care?

The medical team at Express Family Clinic is equipped to handle most of your urgent care needs, including:

  • Flu
  • Ear infections
  • Fever
  • Sprains, tears, and minor fractures
  • Asthma attacks
  • Lacerations that need stitches
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Skin rashes or infections
  • Gastrointestinal issues

If your doctor finds that your situation is too severe for urgent care, they guide you to the nearest emergency room. As well, if you have an issue that requires more specialized care, such as a severe fracture, your doctor ensures that you’re stable and refers you to a specialist.

What is the difference between urgent care and emergency care?

Both of these types of care are designed to deliver immediate medical attention, but if you’re experiencing any of the following, you should call 911 or get to an emergency room:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe pain, particularly in the abdomen
  • Sudden fainting, loss of balance, weakness, or paralysis
  • Sudden vision changes
  • Infants with fevers over 100℉
  • Severe fevers in adults, especially if accompanied by a rash
  • Serious burns
  • Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy

When it comes to your health, you should err on the side of caution, and you know your body best. Call Express Family Clinic for guidance if you have any questions about where you should go to receive appropriate treatment.