Urgent Care Specialist

First Choice Medical PLLC

Family Practice Physician & Internal Medicine located in Holbrook, NY

When you have an injury or illness that needs immediate attention, head to the urgent care unit at First Choice Medical. Leading practitioner, Dr. Lawrence Goldman, and his caring medical staff treat patients with minor trauma and symptoms at our conveniently-located Holbrook, New York location. Call, walk-in, or book your appointment online for quality urgent care.

Urgent Care Q & A

First Choice Medical PLLC

What is the difference between urgent care and emergency care?

You should go to urgent care when you’re sick and injured, and you can’t wait for an appointment with your regular doctor. Urgent care is the prime option when you need treatment for a less complex, non-life threatening medical problem right away. You’ll get quality healthcare with easy access.

Emergency care offers highly trained staff to handle complex and life-threatening medical problems. If you’re experiencing situations that are life-threatening, such as a heart attack or stroke, emergency care is the better choice.

When you go to First Choice Medical for urgent care, your care provider sees you right away.  Visiting the emergency room, however, can be a time-consuming process, where you may have to wait hours to be seen by a medical professional. Urgent care is a quick, cost-effective alternative.

When should I go to urgent care?

Urgent care is designed to treat various symptoms and illnesses, such as:

  • Fevers
  • Ear pain
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Minor trauma

If you have minor bleeding from a shallow cut or sprain, the medical team at First Choice Medical is equipped to assist you. For example, if you have a broken bone, but it hasn’t torn through the skin and doesn’t require a reset, urgent care can help.

What should I bring with me to urgent care?

Bringing the right items can speed up the urgent care treatment process. Typically, you should bring:

  • Photo ID
  • List of medications
  • Medical insurance card (if applicable)
  • Your preferred method of payment

You’ll need to bring your preferred payment method, such as a credit card, because it’s common to pay a fee right after your urgent care visit, with an insurance deduction applied later.

Additionally, bring a list of your current medications and a list of your allergies. You’ll also want to mention any ongoing medical problems you have. Informing the team at First Choice Medical about your medical history before treatment allows them to make informed decisions about the urgent care you need.

First Choice Medical provides quality urgent care treatment seven days a week. Dr. Goldman and his qualified staff of nurse practitioners and PAs have decades of medical experience under their belt. When you need immediate help, visit the practice or call today to get the right treatment for you.