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Urgent Care

LJ Medical Health and Wellness Clinic -  - Primary Care Provider

LJ Medical Health and Wellness Clinic

Primary Care Provider & COVID Testing located in Rockville, MD

Do you have a mild-to-moderate injury or illness that needs attention right now? If so, seek urgent care with Malvis Tamon, DNP, at LJ Medical Health and Wellness Clinic in Rockville, Maryland. Dr. Tamon offers high-quality urgent care treatment for any non-life-threatening emergency, from urinary tract infections to pink eye. To make an appointment, reach out to the practice online or over the phone.

Urgent Care Q&A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is a type of medical care reserved for the prompt treatment of acute illnesses and injuries that are minor or moderate in nature.

Examples of the ailments that can be handled at an urgent care appointment include:

  • Ear infections and earaches
  • Pink eye and styes
  • Coughs and bronchitis
  • Sore throats, including strep throat
  • Sinus infections and congestion
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • STDs 
  • Abdominal pain
  • Heartburn and/or indigestion
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Urinary tract infections and bladder infections
  • Gout
  • Sprains, strains, and joint pain
  • Minor cuts, blisters, and wounds

Dr. Tamon and the team at LJ Medical Health and Wellness can also perform suture and staple removals during an urgent care visit.

How do urgent care and emergency care differ?

The main difference between urgent care and emergency is what the two types of care are designed to treat.

Urgent care can address countless acute injuries and illnesses that are not imminently life-threatening. In contrast, emergency care deals with life-threatening injuries and illnesses as well as serious or complex acute conditions.

Urgent care visits are more affordable than visits to the emergency room and you don’t have a long wait time. At emergency rooms, which are typically overcrowded, you may wait between three and four hours before anyone sees you. At LJ Medical Health and Wellness, you can typically see Dr. Tamon within 15 minutes.

How do you choose between emergency care and urgent care?

As a rule, if your condition requires prompt or immediate attention, but it’s not life-threatening, limb-threatening, or critical, urgent care is the best choice for treatment.

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, consider the emergency room instead:

  • Severe chest pain, particularly that which radiates to the jaw or arm
  • Paralysis
  • Weakness on one side of the body
  • Sudden severe headache or loss of sight
  • Sudden difficulty understanding speech or speaking
  • Intestinal bleeding
  • Car accident accompanied by airbag deployment
  • Uncontrolled vomiting
  • Rash accompanied by high fever
  • Severe burns
  • Bleeding while on blood thinners

Also, if you have a child younger than four months who develops a fever, take them to the emergency room for care.

If you need urgent care, don’t suffer at home or spend unnecessary time and money at the emergency room. Instead, call or reach out online for urgent care services at LJ Medical Health and Wellness today.