Car Accident Injuries Specialist

MyDoc Urgent Care

Board Certified Family Medicine & Emergency Medicine located in Forest Hills, NY

If you’ve been in a car accident but suffer from non-life-threatening injuries, an urgent care facility is a more cost effective solution for your immediate medical needs. At MyDoc Urgent Care in Forest Hills, New York, Dr. Nabil Salib and the credentialed medical team treat whiplash and other car accident injuries seven days a week with no appointment needed and no wait time. Call to learn more or use the online scheduling tool today. Walk-in appointments are welcome.

Car Accident Injuries Q & A

What is a car accident injury?

If you’ve been in a car accident, you may have injuries even if you don’t experience pain right away. Common car accident injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Head injuries
  • Back, shoulder, or neck pain
  • Chest pain
  • Arm or leg injuries
  • Cuts, scrapes, and bruises

If your car accident injury isn’t life-threatening, Dr. Salib and the rest of the medical team at MyDoc Urgent Care can help. They treat whiplash, chronic pain, and minor wounds from car accidents.

What is the treatment for car accident injuries?

When you arrive at a walk-in or same-day urgent care appointment, Dr. Salib goes over your medical history and completes a thorough physical examination. He may order lab tests or X-rays to determine the extent of your injury or detect the presence of other diseases or illnesses. Treatment depends on the type of injury you have.

Whiplash injuries

If you have whiplash injuries you may suffer from head, neck, shoulder, or back pain. To enhance healing, Dr. Salib may recommend you wear a cervical collar, complete strengthening, and stretching exercises or physical therapy, suggest hot or cold therapy, or prescribe medications as needed to relax muscles and ease the pain.

Open wounds

If you have an open wound due to a car accident, board-certified Dr. Salib repairs the wound and administers stitches as needed for proper healing.

Arm and leg injuries

Dr. Salib may recommend X-rays for arm or leg injuries to determine how severe the injury is. He may recommend stretching and strengthening exercises, heat or cold therapy, a brace for added support during healing, or medications as needed for pain.

Head pain

If you bumped your head during a car accident or your head was thrown forward and backward forcefully, Dr. Salib assesses you for a head injury. He performs a medical exam and a series of tests to let you know how severe your head injury is and how to care for the injury.

Should I visit an emergency room or urgent care facility?

Choosing MyDoc Urgent Care instead of an emergency room for car accident injuries can save you time and money. There’s no wait time at MyDoc Urgent care and the cost is much less than ER visits. Choose an ER for severe or life-threatening car accident injuries, and urgent care for less severe immediate medical needs.

MyDoc Urgent Care takes most major insurances and is open seven days a week. It’s very affordable for cash paying patients. Dr. Salib refers you to a specialist if your injuries are more severe than they initially appeared.

When you’re ready for top-of-the-line medical treatment from a board-certified professional offering same-day appointments with no wait time, walk into MyDoc Urgent Care today or use the online scheduling tool.