Urgent Care Specialist

Liberty Medical Services

Philip R. Baldeo, MD

Family Practice located in Queens, South Richmond Hill, NY

If you’re injured or sick and need prompt treatment, you may be tempted to go to the emergency room, but if your condition isn’t serious, an urgent care clinic is a better option. Philip Baldeo, MD, of Liberty Medical Services in South Richmond Hill, Queens, New York, is an experienced family physician who provides urgent care facilities for patients who can’t wait for a routine appointment. Call Liberty Medical Services today to find out more about the urgent care service, or book an appointment online.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care describes the kind of help you need when you have an injury or illness that needs attention the same day but isn’t serious enough to require visiting a hospital emergency room.

It’s not always easy to decide what needs emergency care and what is best dealt with using urgent care, but in general, the following need emergency attention.

  • Compound fractures where broken bones protrude from the skin
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Unconsciousness
  • Knife wounds that are bleeding heavily
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Moderate to severe burns
  • Incapacitating head or neck injuries
  • Severe back pain
  • Having difficulty breathing
  • Suspected symptoms of stroke
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe chest pain

If you’re feeling very unwell or have an injury that needs stitching, you may not need emergency care, but you do need to be seen by a doctor promptly. Dr. Baldeo provides same-day appointments and walk-in facilities at Liberty Medical Services for patients who need urgent care.

What conditions require urgent care?

Urgent care is a kind of halfway house between routine consultations and emergency care. Therefore, if your problem can’t wait for a routine appointment in a few days or weeks, but you aren’t in any imminent danger, you probably don’t need emergency care. Typical urgent care cases include:

  • Minor injuries that may need stitching
  • Asthma attacks (unless severe)
  • Pain or infection in the eyes
  • Influenza
  • Minor fractures, such as a finger or toe
  • Acute back injuries (unless severe)
  • New skin rashes
  • Severe sore throat or hacking cough
  • Acute sprains and strains
  • Migraine
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Dehydration

Receiving urgent care for these types of conditions at Liberty Medical Services can get you fit and well with minimal fuss, and prevent minor to moderate injuries and illness from becoming worse.

How do I get urgent care when I need it?

Many primary care physicians refer patients who need prompt attention to an urgent care facility, but at Liberty Medical Services, patients can book a same-day appointment or simply walk in for urgent care conditions. This ensures you are seen in familiar surroundings by medical professionals you know, rather than having to go elsewhere with all the additional stress involved.

The urgent care facility at Liberty Medical Services isn’t restricted to registered patients; anyone who needs help is welcome to drop in.

Whether you need urgent care or wish to make a routine appointment, you can enjoy the benefits of having all the facilities you need under one roof at Liberty Medical Services. Call the office today to book an appointment, or use the online tool.