Emergency Medicine Specialist

MyDoc Urgent Care

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

If you need immediate medical attention for an illness or injury but don’t have a life-threatening condition, urgent care can save you time and money vs. going to an emergency room. At MyDoc Urgent Care in Forest Hills, New York, Dr. Nabil Salib and the experienced emergency medicine team offer immediate medical services for patients of all ages seven days a week. When you’re ready for high-quality care without the hassle of appointments and long wait times, stop by MyDoc Urgent Care today or use the online scheduling tool.

Emergency Medicine Q & A

What is emergency medicine?

Emergency medicine is medical care for patients with urgent healthcare needs. If your illness or injury is severe and life-threatening, emergency room physicians work quickly to perform life-saving procedures and help you recover quickly. You may require medical care at an emergency room if you have:

  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Broken bones
  • Severe head injury or mental confusion
  • Severe shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Severe car crash injury
  • Pregnancy emergency
  • Coughing up blood
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Stab wounds

If your injuries aren’t life-threatening, choose urgent care instead of an emergency room to save time and money.

Should I choose urgent care?

Just because you require urgent medical care doesn’t mean the ER is the best option for you. In fact, just the opposite may be true. If the immediate care you require isn’t life-threatening, an urgent care visit often means no wait time and cost savings. Choose urgent care instead of the ER if you have minor injuries or illnesses such as:

  • Animal bites
  • Minor wounds requiring stitches
  • Minor back or headache pain
  • A minor injury requiring X-rays
  • Sprains or strains
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Minor allergic reactions or asthma
  • Ear or sinus pain
  • Minor fever or rash
  • Eye irritation or swelling

When choosing MyDoc Urgent Care for immediate medical needs that aren’t life-threatening, you can come in seven days a week with no appointment and no wait time.

What are emergency medicine treatments?

When arriving for emergency medical care at MyDoc Urgent Care, the treatment you’ll receive depends on your illness or injury. Dr. Salib may recommend:

  • X-rays
  • An EKG
  • Blood tests
  • IV fluids
  • Asthma or allergy testing and treatment
  • Stitches and other wound care

Providers at MyDoc Urgent Care use a personalized, compassionate, detailed, and hands-on approach to exceed patient expectations time and time again.

Does insurance cover emergency medicine?

Each insurance plan is different, but most plans cover all or part of emergency medical care at urgent care facilities. Call your insurance provider to find out for sure. The team at MyDoc Urgent Care offer very affordable rates for cash paying patients and work with workers compensation patients. Call to learn more, use the online scheduling tool, or walk in today!