Illnesses and injuries can arise at any time of day or night, and knowing where to turn can make these situations far easier to navigate. Naheed Ali, MD, FHM of Dilshad Concierge Medicine, Beverly Hills, in Beverly Hills, California, offers urgent care services to patients in her practice. If you encounter a serious medical issue and aren’t sure where to turn for help, call Dr. Ali to discuss your next steps. You can reach her by phone around the clock, one of the many benefits of concierge care.
Urgent care is an area of medical practice that bridges the gap between emergency room treatment and the care you’d receive during normal office visits. A wide range of conditions can be treated under the urgent care umbrella.
Another way to think about urgent care is to consider the timing of treatment. If your medical need is life-threatening, an emergency room is the right setting for care. If your concern can wait until an appointment during normal business hours, then a traditional appointment may be the best fit for your needs. Urgent care is a great solution for a problem that requires prompt attention, but does not need the level of care available from an emergency room team.
Certain medical needs are best addressed in an emergency room setting where you have access to specialized care, trauma teams, and the full scope of medical equipment. However, emergency rooms are also filled with sick people and their assorted germs.
Here are some situations that necessitate an emergency room visit:
If you are uncertain whether to head to an emergency room, call Dr. Ali and she can guide you toward your best course of action.
Many medical issues can be addressed during an urgent care appointment. Some examples include:
Many insurance companies cover urgent care visits. Dr. Ali’s office can check the details of your coverage and let you know what to expect.
Dr. Ali offers urgent care as part of her concierge medical services. She can treat you in her office, at your home, or even in your place of business. That flexibility allows you to obtain top-quality care in a setting where you’re most comfortable. If you encounter an urgent care need, call the office to discuss your next steps.