An injury— regardless of whether you sustained it at home, on the job, during your sports game, or as a result of a car accident—can pose a threat to your financial stability and cause you quality-of-life issues.
If you have a minor injury that you think still requires prompt medical intervention, consider visiting an urgent care clinic. Here are five questions to ask your urgent care doctor about your injury.
Q1: What Type of Injury Do I Have?
Ask your urgent care doctor to go into detail about your injury to get a full understanding of what specific type you have sustained, and whether it will lead to problems in the future. This helps you know the necessary steps to take to prevent it from happening again.
Q2: What Type of Treatment Do I Need?
Your doctor will recommend the most suitable treatment option based on your diagnosis. Depending on the type of injury you have and its severity, your treatment plan may consist of R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) therapy, medications, and/or bracing/splinting.
Q3: Do I Need to See a Specialist?
If, after a thorough assessment of your injury, your urgent care doctor deems advanced care is necessary for your case, they may give you a referral to a specialist, such as an orthopedic doctor. Your orthopedic doctor will likely recommend physical therapy, to which you have to commit to ensuring a comfortable, safe, and successful recovery.
Your urgent care physician may also send treatment notes to your primary care doctor to ensure efficient continuity of care.
Q4: What Restrictions Should I Observe?
Your urgent care team may provide you with a list of dos and don’ts that you need to make sure you follow to avoid exacerbating your symptoms and delaying your recovery.
Q5: When Can I Return to Work?
Your doctor can give you an estimate as to how long you will be unable to do your job at full capacity. It is important to take note that how quickly you recover from your injury also hinges on your adherence to your rehabilitation program or your treatment plan
Urgent Care Services in Rochester, NY
Here at Cornerstone Urgent Care, we offer first-rate urgent care services, through which we help people with various types of minor injuries and acute illnesses quickly return to their normal activities.
We also offer workers’ compensation services to help injured employees get back to earning a stable living as quickly and efficiently as possible. We work closely with employers and insurance providers to keep them apprised of the workers’ progress in recovery.
If you have an urgent medical situation or workplace injury, simply walk in—no appointment is necessary. We are open every day, even on holidays. If you want to learn more about our occupational healthcare or workers’ compensation services, call us at (585) 207-0088 or use this form to send us a message.