Livingspring Family Medical Center
Primary Care Physicians & Family Practice Physicians located in Mansfield, TX
Do you need medical attention right now? If you’re experiencing a non-life or limb-threatening medical issue, head over to Livingspring Family Medical Center, led by Tolulope Olabintan, MD, FAAFP, in Mansfield, Texas, for urgent care service today. Dr. Olabintan offers same-day treatment for a variety of basic urgent care issues. To receive treatment without the stress or strain of the emergency room, contact the practice online or over the phone.
Urgent Care Service Q & A
What is urgent care service?
At Livingspring Family Medical Center, urgent care service is same-day care for non-emergency issues that require prompt attention. Examples include:
- Common cold
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Strep throat
- Bug bites
- Allergic reactions
The practice can also treat simple injuries like sprains and strains.
How are urgent care services and the emergency room different?
Urgent care services and emergency room services both address acute medical concerns. The main difference between them is the type of acute medical issues they treat, and the bill you foot afterwards.
The emergency room accommodates life-threatening, limb-threatening, and otherwise critical problems. Urgent care addresses more simple and basic concerns.
Examples of critical problems that emergency care is better equipped to address include:
- Severe chest pain, particularly if it radiates to your jaw or arm
- Weakness on one side of your body
- Sudden, severe headaches
- Sudden loss of sight
- Sudden difficulty understanding speech or speaking
- Intestinal bleeding
- Uncontrolled vomiting
- Rash accompanied by high fever
- Severe burns
- Bleeding while on blood thinners
You should also choose the emergency room if you’ve been in a car accident where your airbag deployed.
What advantages do urgent care services offer?
When you can, choose urgent care services before emergency room services. Urgent care services offer numerous advantages over the emergency room. They are, for example, much more affordable than emergency room services, which can cost you thousands of dollars.
Also, at an urgent care center, you typically see a medical professional within 15 minutes. In contrast, you may end up waiting hours at the emergency room before anyone comes to your aid if your issue isn’t a critical one.
Finally, urgent care provides a much calmer and pleasant waiting room environment than the emergency room. Emergency rooms can be chaotic and nerve-wracking.
Do you have a medical concern that needs attention today? If so, skip the emergency room and head over to Livingspring Family Medical Center for urgent care service. To find out more, contact the practice online or over the phone right now.