Urgent Care Specialist

Texas Medical Home

Family Medicine Physicians located in Richardson, TX

Sometimes you have an injury or illness that requires swift medical attention, but you don’t need to go to the emergency room. As a former ER doctor and expert family practice practitioner, Dr. Antoine Albert and his caring team can help you with most urgent care needs. The team at Texas Medical Home in Richardson, Texas, offers flexible scheduling and same-day appointments for urgent issues. Call the office or book your visit online.

Urgent Care Q & A

Why should I visit an urgent care clinic?

Urgent care doctors and nurses have specialized training in diagnosing and treating critical issues. If you’re suddenly coming down with something, or you are in an accident and become injured, you can receive the proper care without having to go to the emergency room.

What’s most appealing about urgent care visits is that they’re much more affordable than the emergency room. Your doctor provides the urgent care you need in a routine medical office setting, so you won’t have to worry about costly medical bill costs later on.

What can be treated at urgent care?

Because of Dr. Albert’s extensive training in an emergency room surgical setting, he can help you and your entire family with an array of urgent care concerns. Some of the most common ailments he and his team treat include:

  • Cold and flu
  • High fevers
  • Earaches and sore throats
  • Allergic reactions
  • Minor fractures requiring casting
  • Lacerations and minor cuts
  • Sprains and strains

Since the clinic offers onsite digital X-ray, EKG, and ultrasound imaging, Dr. Albert can get to the root of your issue right away, so you can get started on your treatment plan. While the team can treat an array of critical issues, it’s important to visit an emergency room for major injuries, chest pain, or any potentially life-threatening issue.

How do I prepare for an urgent care visit?

If possible, make a list of your symptoms, when they started, and what makes them better or worse. It’s easy to leave out information when you’re sitting in the exam room for your diagnosis. For instance, if you woke up with a sore throat, make sure to note that you remember experiencing a slight cough or a scratchy throat the day before.

Or if you had an injury, including a sports injury, it’s beneficial to write down as much description as possible — like exactly what type of pain you experienced when the injury occurred. The more details you give Dr. Albert, the easier it is for him to order any essential labs or testing, and to design a treatment plan that’s right for you.

You also need to let Dr. Albert know about all medications you’re taking, including dietary supplements and over-the-counter pills. If you need pain medications or antibiotics, they might interact negatively with something you’re already taking, and Dr. Albert may need to prescribe different a medication.

The team at Texas Medical Home welcomes new and established patients who need an urgent care visit. You can book an appointment online or call the clinic to schedule.