Family Medicine & Urgent Care located in Odessa, TX
Urgent Care Specialists
The doctors at First Physicians are experts in providing comprehensive medical care and treatments for a wide variety of urgent illnesses and injuries. With 3 locations to serve you in Odessa, Texas at; East University, Wendover and Westview, excellent urgent care is close by for medical conditions that need prompt attention but aren’t life threatening. Now, there is no reason to spend hours waiting and extra money for an emergency room visit, when our urgent care physicians can provide you with the professional, personalized care you need.
Urgent care is a type of medical care you can receive at a medical practice like First Physicians for conditions that need quick attention but aren’t life-threatening. Urgent care is provided for a wide variety of acute (sudden) illnesses or injuries and for an exacerbation of some chronic illnesses. An urgent care clinic or practice comes in handy when you don’t have a regular doctor or you’re not able to get an appointment to see your doctor in a timely manner. Medical concerns that you would normally consider having addressed at your doctor’s office are generally the same types of conditions that can be seen in urgent care.
What types of medical concerns can be treated in urgent care?
Here is a list of conditions First Physicians urgent care treats:
Sore throat/throat infections
Ear pain/ear infections
Sprains and strains (ankles and knees for example)
Minor lacerations (cuts) and puncture wounds
Painful urination/urinary tract infections
Back strain or pain
How do I know if I need urgent care, an emergency room or if I should call 911?
Symptoms that require care in an emergency room are:
Shortness of breath
Chest pain (sign of a heart attack)
Sudden loss of vision (possible stroke or detached retina)
Difficulty speaking, moving (paralysis), understanding speech and confusion (all signs of a stroke)
Loss of consciousness
Seizures or convulsions
Severe trauma (injury) anywhere on the body from accidents, falls or violence
Sudden, severe abdominal pain or back pain
A broken bone and bones protruding through the skin
Severe lacerations (cuts) with active bleeding
Suicidal or homicidal thoughts
Call 911 if you think you, a loved one, or friend are experiencing any medical condition that may be life-threatening which requires immediate medical attention from first responders.