Urgent Care Specialist

Nation's Best Family Health Care

Family Practice and Urgent Care & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Panama City, FL

If you suffer a sudden fever or twist your ankle while playing sports, urgent care can treat you promptly. Nation’s Best Family Health Care in Panama City, Florida, runs an urgent care clinic on-site. They treat minor trauma, lacerations, sprains, workplace and sports injuries, common colds, strep throat, and more. To request an appointment, call the office today, or book a consultation online.

Urgent Care Q&A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is a branch of medicine that treats non-life-threatening emergencies that require immediate attention. Acute illnesses and injuries tend to come on suddenly, without any warning. If you or a family member needs to see a doctor right away, urgent care is your best bet.

Is urgent care the same thing as an emergency room?

No. Emergency rooms treat life-threatening emergencies and see patients based on their level of need. If you have a sore throat or fever and you visit an emergency room, you might have to wait for hours to see a doctor. If someone comes into the ER with a heart attack or something else as serious, you’re moved to the back of the line.

Urgent care treats non-life-threatening emergencies. As soon as you arrive at Nation’s Best Family Health Care, the team works to find the cause of your discomfort and come up with a treatment plan that eases your symptoms and gets you on the road to recovery.

What conditions can urgent care treat?

The urgent care team at Nation’s Best Family Health Care can evaluate and treat many conditions, including:

  • Fever
  • Vomiting and persistent diarrhea
  • Minor trauma
  • Sore throat
  • Ear pain
  • Eye redness, itchiness, or discharge
  • Painful urination
  • Sprains and strains
  • Abdominal pain
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dehydration
  • Flu-like symptoms

Patients can also be treated for cuts and lacerations, including stitches and sutures. Urgent care can also order lab tests and do minor surgeries, like biopsies.

How do I prepare for an urgent care appointment?

To get the most out of your urgent care appointment, arrive at Nation’s Best Family Health Care prepared. Make sure to bring a list of the prescription medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements you take regularly.

You should let your provider know about any allergies or chronic conditions you have and any surgeries or other medical procedures you’ve undergone recently. If you’re new to the practice, you might also want to bring the contact information of your former primary care physician or specialists you’ve seen.

If you or a loved one needs prompt medical attention for a non-life-threatening emergency, request an urgent care appointment at Nation’s Best Family Health Care. Call the office today to speak with a friendly staff member or book a consultation online.