Urgent Care Specialist

Virtue Medical

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Lee’s Summit, MO

Contrary to common belief, urgent care isn’t the same as emergency care. If you need treatment right away for something that doesn’t threaten your life, Virtue Medical’s urgent care services in Lee’s Summit, Missouri include diagnostic testing and prompt same-day treatments. These come without the extensive wait times of an emergency room visit. To explore urgent care services available to members, call Chad Sharky, DO, at Virtue Medical, or request an appointment online today.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is a type of medical care for health conditions that aren’t serious enough to warrant a visit to the emergency room. At Virtue Medical, you have access to same-day appointments with little or no wait time. 

Many health conditions require prompt care so they don’t worsen even if they aren’t life-threatening. You should consider visiting Virtue Medical for urgent care if you or a loved one experiences:

  • Allergic reactions without anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Ear infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Pink eye
  • Rashes
  • Cold or flu symptoms
  • Insect or animal bites
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Burns
  • Strep throat
  • Bronchitis
  • Headaches or body aches

Mild-to-moderate injuries and health conditions can come as a surprise, and extensive wait times or ahead-of-time appointment booking can be stressful and prolong your concern. Urgent care allows you to see a physician as soon as possible when symptoms or pain arise. 

Is urgent care the same as emergency care?

Contrary to what some might believe, urgent care and emergency care are not the same. You should forgo an urgent care visit and go straight to the emergency room if your injury or acute condition involves a loss of consciousness, excessive bleeding, or the potential for loss of life or limb. 

Urgent care is intended for injuries and health conditions that are mild-to-moderate, but still cause pain and other troublesome symptoms. Lengthy wait times that last for many hours are common in emergency rooms for people with conditions that aren’t life-threatening, but with urgent care this isn’t the case. 

In addition, urgent care centers like Virtue Medical provide preventive health care services that aren’t always available in the emergency room. At Virtue Medical, you can get health screenings, vaccinations, and physical examinations if you need them. 

Which urgent care services are available to me?

With a membership at Virtue Medical, you can access high-end urgent care services, including diagnostic testing and personalized treatment for the injury or condition affecting you.

The Virtue Medical team strives to make your visits as easy and uncomplicated as possible from the time you arrive through any follow-up visits after your treatment. Available services include:

  • Urinalysis
  • Skin biopsy
  • Strep tests
  • Flu tests
  • Blood sugar tests
  • General physical exams
  • Casting and splinting
  • Laceration repair
  • Skin lesion removals
  • Toenail removal
  • Earwax removal
  • Joint injections

Services like these and others available at Virtue Medical can be performed right away during your appointment, so you don’t have to book a second appointment or visit another location to get the care you need. This allows for faster and more successful treatment, so you can get past your health concern and back to normal life. 

If you or a family member needs diagnostic testing or treatment for an acute condition that isn’t life-threatening, call Virtue Medical, or book an appointment online today.