Immediate Care Specialist

At Prime Medical Care, LLC, Dr. Dan Bishwakarma and his staff will accommodate walk-in patients requiring immediate care in between scheduled patients. Professional staff at the facility encourage residents who live in and near the Alexandria, Virginia area to visit them with their immediate care needs.

Immediate Care Q&A

What is immediate care?

Immediate Care is defined as medical care provided to patients who have non-urgent, non-emergent and non-life-threatening acute illnesses that need to be treated immediately. These conditions include but are not limited to allergies, poison ivy, flu, acute sinusitis, strep throat, ear infections, acute bronchitis, pneumonia, shingles etc. which need immediate treatments. Dr. Bishwakarma and his staff will accommodate such walk-in patients in between scheduled patients.

What types of conditions are treated at with immediate care?

Physicians and medical staff at immediate care facilities can effectively treat the flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, ear infections, sore throats, allergies, colds, and acid reflux. When these conditions are acute, they can have a dramatic effect on a person’s quality of life. Seeking fast and effective medical treatment can address the cause and treat the symptoms so the person can begin the recovery process. With conditions like ear infections and sore throats, prompt treatment can reduce the duration of the illness and prevent it from turning into something more serious. Immediate care facilities are capable of treating acute illnesses in their earliest stages so that emergency care will not be needed later.

What is the difference between acute care and trauma care?

Acute care and trauma care are different in terms of what may be causing the problem. When an illness is severe, it is said to be acute or needing immediate medical attention. Trauma care often refers to conditions that are life threatening. This includes the severest of acute illnesses like heart attacks or seizures, as well as injuries that result in uncontrollable bleeding, broken bones, or blunt force trauma to the head. While many acute illnesses are often treated in an emergency room setting, trauma injuries and illnesses cannot be treated at an urgent care facility. Trauma cases require highly specialized treatment options and the use of highly sophisticated medical equipment that most urgent care centers don’t have.