Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens
Deepak Kumar Das, MD FACP
Internal Medicine & Sleep Medicine located in Athens, GA
Getting medical care for an unexpected illness or injury may be difficult if you can’t get an appointment with your primary care provider. Board-certified internal medicine and sleep medicine physician Deepak Das, MD, FACP, at Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens in Athens, Georgia, offers urgent care to manage unexpected health issues. For urgent care, call the office or book online.
Urgent Care Q & A
What is urgent care?
Urgent care is an area of medicine that provides the immediate medical attention you need for unexpected non-life-threatening medical issues.
Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens is a full-service internal medicine and primary care practice that leaves time in their daily schedule to care for urgent medical needs, including walk-in appointments.
Depending on your condition, the internal medicine practice can have you in and out of the office in an hour or less.
What conditions are managed at urgent care?
The urgent care service at Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens manages unexpected health issues and injuries that require immediate medical care but aren’t life-threatening. Conditions that benefit from urgent care include:
- Cold or flu
- Arthritis flare-up
- Asthma attack
- Skin rash
- Urinary tract infection
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Sprains and strains
- Minor cuts
Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens provides care for patients ages 18 and older and offers treatment for all patients, including those who can’t get an appointment with their usual primary care physician.
If your condition is life-threatening, including symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, or a deep open wound, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room for care.
What can I expect during an urgent care visit?
You can expect comprehensive and attentive care at an urgent care appointment at Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens. The internal medicine practice takes a holistic and integrative approach to care.
Though your visit may be focused on your urgent medical concern, your provider asks detailed questions to fully understand your overall health and wellness so you get the most effective treatment. During your exam, your provider reviews your symptoms, medical history, current medications, supplement use, and then performs a physical exam.
Diagnostic tests such as bloodwork, pulmonary function test, or electrocardiogram (EKG) may also be performed to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.
Based on the information gathered during your evaluation, your provider develops a personalized treatment plan to address your urgent medical needs. This may include specific health recommendations, medication, or referrals. Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens may also recommend you follow-up at the office or with your primary care provider.
For comprehensive urgent care, call Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens or book online today. Telemedicine appointments are also available for established patients.