Minor emergencies occur unexpectedly. Whether on vacation or if you are a local spending the day at the beach, 75th Street Injury & Illness Center is here for you.
Our Urgent Care Center offers comprehensive medical care with our in house rapid lab testing, digital x-ray and orthopedic supplies, we can take care of all your medical needs from sore throats, to abdominal pain, to rashes, to cuts and bruises, to sprains and strains. Our Health Care Providers are well trained in all aspects of Urgent Care. Our services include but are not limited to:
- Pediatric to Adult Care
- Sore Throats
- Ear Aches
- Pink Eye
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Abdominal Pain
- Insect Bites
- Asthma Attacks
- Allergy Injections
- Insect Bites
- Early Fracture Care
- Rapid In House Testing
- Digital X-ray
- In House Orthopedic Supplies
- And Many More Medical Services
Abscess Incise And Drain
Often soft tissue infections can develop from small cuts, scratched, insect bites, and or with causative factor. At times these sites can localize into a small region leading to a sensation of a “painful lump.” Patients will often seek treatment at that time. Abscesses can often be treated with oral antibiotic therapy but on occasion do have to be incised and drained. This is a 15 minute procedure done under local anesthetic. The Health Care Provider will often then discharge you with an oral antibiotic.
Burns often are first degree and can be treated with ice application and topical prescription medication. However, they can be more severe and lead to blister formation, swelling, and soft tissue tenderness/pain. The skin and blisters will need debridement (removal of damaged, devitalized tissue). Topical prescription burn cream is then applied to the site for healing.
Often cerumen (wax) can impact the ear canal and lead to hearing loss, dizziness, loss of balance. We use several means, water irrigation, ear curette, and or suctioning, to remove the cerumen.
Eye Exam for Foreign Bodies and Abrasion
Using specialized instrumentation foreign bodies and corneal abrasions can be detected on the surface of the eye. Fluorescein dye is instilled into the eye and absorbed at the site of the abrasion and or the foreign. This allows the Physician/Physician Assistant to appropriate remove the foreign body and or treat the abrasion.
This is a tracing of the electrical patterns of the heart. The patterns provide diagnostic clues for symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, and even syncope. This is performed and read in the office. Treatment and referral can be made dependent on the diagnostic findings.
Flu A and B
Influenza strains A and B can also be tested via rapid tests. The result returns in minutes and allows for appropriate medication to be prescribed. Influenza A is more common and more virulent. The early detection of flu has a positive impact on medical management by allowing fewer inappropriate antibiotics to be prescribed for patients with positive results.
Foreign Body Removal: Fish Hooks, Splinters, Glass, etc
Many times we can get a foreign body: splinter, fish hook, metal, glass embedded into the soft tissues of the hands, feet, etc. These can be removed easily under local anesthetic. There is often and oral antibiotic that it prescribed in order to prevent infection.
Immunizations and Injections
We offer a wide variety of immunizations: Influenza (seasonal), Pneumonia, Meningitis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, PPD, Tetanus Diphtheria as well as Tetanus diphtheria pertussis.
In addition we offer nausea/vomiting, antibiotic, allergy, migraine injectable therapy as well. Dependent on patient symptoms severity the health care provider may offer one or more of these options to the patient.
Ingrown Toe Nail Removal
Toe Nails can often become ingrown due to the trauma, tight shoes, etc. Ingrown toe nails can lead to swelling, pain, redness, purulent discharge from the site. At our facility we remove the ingrown toe nail under local anesthetic thus providing relief of symptoms. Oral antibiotic is often prescribed dependent upon the severity of symptoms.
Often an injury can occur leading to a laceration. The laceration is evaluated and determination is made as to the closure of the wound. It can be repaired via sutures, staples and a dermabond (glue) dependent upon the size, location, depth of the laceration. Once closed the patient is advised to get a wound check in 48 hours.
The mononucleosis spot test looks for two antibodies in the blood that appear during or after an infection with the virus that causes mononucleosis or mono. A blood sample is obtained by a finger stick. When the needle is inserted to draw blood, some people feel moderate pain. Others feel only a prick or stinging. Afterward, there may be some throbbing or a slight bruise. This soon goes away. Once diagnosed appropriately a plan of care can be formed.
Nose bleeds can occur due to dryness, forced blowing of the nose, infection, trauma, medication therapy such as blood thinners. Patient usually present to our office when the typical measure of pressure application fails. A health care provider may cauterize (seal the blood vessel) with silver nitrate, a chemical. This method is most effective of the originating site of the bleeding is visible. A nasal packings, often a synthetic sponge which expands when moistened, may be another measure that a health care provider may take. The health care provider will use the correct mode of treatment dependent upon the location and the cause of the bleed.
Nebulizer treatments are breathing treatments designed to deliver bronchodialating medications to the lungs. These medications widen the airway passages thus allowing for increased air delivery to the lungs and tissues and increased movement of bronchiole secretions. These are often used for Asthma attacks, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Croup, Bronchilotis, Respiratory Syncytial Virus treatment.
We carry a host of orthopedic supplies (which can be usually billed to your insurance) dependent on the plan you have. Walk boots, crutches, slings, braces, splints are all available in order to stabilize the injuries.
For a sore throat the Health Care Provider will likely be perform a rapid antigen test on a swab sample from your throat. This test can detect strep bacteria in minutes by looking for substances (antigens) in the throat.If you or your child has strep throat, an oral antibiotic will likely be prescribed.
RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus)
This is a rapid diagnostic test that aids in the diagnosis of RSV infections. The sample is obtained by doing a naso-pharyngeal swab. Dependent upon the symptoms appropriate treatment will be given.
Urinalysis is a test that evaluates a sample of your urine. Urinalysis is used to detect and assess a wide range of disorders, such as urinary tract infection, kidney disease and diabetes. It can also detect dehydration, blood in the urine, elevated proteins all of which can lead to better diagnosis and treatment.
Urine Pregnancy Test
We provide in house testing for pregnancy. Once determined to be positive a lab order is given for confirmation.
Warts can develop at any time with no causative factor. Often located on the hands, they can present on any extremity. Described as coarse raised irregularly surfaced lesions they can be treated with over the counter measures. When over the counter measures fail then liquid nitrogen and times surgical intervention is required.
AND MANY OTHER SERVICES AND PROCEDURES!
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