Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic in Charlotte NC
Pediatric urgent care covers a wide spectrum of acute sickness and injury concerns, from minor problems requiring only reassurance to the recognition and stabilization of potentially life-threatening situations necessitating transfer to a higher level of care. Eastway Medical Clinic and Urgent Care offer pediatric urgent care services in Charlotte, NC. Our experienced doctors, Dr. Sylvia Okoye, MD, Dr. Joseph Okoye, MD, and medical staff are always here to help your little ones feel better. We are conveniently located at 1220 Eastway Drive Charlotte, NC 28205. For more information, please call us or request an appointment online.
Table of Contents:
What services do pediatricians provide?
When should I take my kid to urgent care?
What is the most common childhood disease?
What diseases does a pediatrician treat?
No injury or illness is planned, especially when it comes to our children. As parents, we work tirelessly to keep our kids safe, but despite our best efforts, they can still come down with the flu or take a tumble off their bikes. When our children become sick or injured, it is essential to know what to do and where to go. While urgent care centers are great for acute medical situations, not all of these clinics are qualified to treat children. Thankfully, urgent care centers like Eastway Medical Clinic and Urgent Care are staffed with medical professionals that can take care of your little ones and get them back to their healthy, happy selves.
Pediatricians provide a wide range of services, including:
– Urgent Care
– Primary Care
– Physical Exams
– Sports Physicals
– Annual Physicals
– Allergy Testing
– Asthma Treatment
– Diabetes Treatment
– COPD Treatment
– Behavioral Health
– Cuts and Lacerations
– Flu Shots
– Weight Loss
– Sick Visits
– Lab & X-Ray
A trip to urgent care may be warranted if your child has:
– An ear infection
– A severe cold or flu
– Dehydration or diarrhea
– Constant cough
While urgent care also handles these cases, it is generally okay to call your pediatrician and wait for an answer if your child:
– Appears to feel unwell in general (malaise)
– Is vomiting (not spitting up, which is common)
– Does not have regular bowel movements
– Has signs of a common cold
– Has blood or pus around the navel
– Is not responding normally to sounds/visual cues
– Needs routine tests, shots, or vaccinations
– Requires a standard health exam
However, some cases are serious and should be treated at the ER right away, including:
– Head injuries
– A high fever that will not go down
– A temperature that drops too low
– Extreme tiredness, including difficulty waking
– Bloody urine, stool, or spit-up
– Deep cuts or potentially broken bones
– Unexplainable swelling
– Breathing problems (rapid breathing or struggling to breathe)
The most common childhood diseases include:
Common Cold — It is called the common cold for a reason because it affects people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. The common cold is typically not serious, however, its symptoms can range from mild to severe.
Bronchitis and Bronchiolitis — Easily mistaken for the common cold due to the similarity of symptoms, bronchitis, and bronchiolitis frequently affect children.
Stomach Flu (Gastroenteritis) — The stomach flu, typically caused by a bacterial or viral infection, can cause symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and fever in young ones.
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD) — A painful but not serious childhood disease, HFMD causes ulcers in or around the mouth, and on the hands and feet.
Chickenpox — This viral disease is typically not harmful to children, however when present in adults, can be potentially life-threatening.
Asthma — The most common chronic condition among children, asthma affects the lives of over 6 million children and adolescents in the United States.
Allergic Rhinitis (Allergies) — Food allergies affect 1 in 13 US children, with even more affected by environmental and animal allergies.
Pediatricians commonly treat the following medical conditions:
– Common Cold
– Bronchitis and Bronchiolitis
– Stomach Flu (Gastroenteritis)
– Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD)
– Allergic Rhinitis (Allergies)
If your little one has become sick or injured, bring them to Eastway Medical Clinic and Urgent Care. Our kind and caring professionals are experienced in treating children and can help them feel better, sooner. Call us today at (704) 360-8893 to book an appointment, or visit our clinic conveniently located at 1220 Eastway Drive, Charlotte, NC 28205. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, and on Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM. We serve patients from Charlotte NC, Harrisburg NC, Concord NC, Mint Hill NC, Matthews NC, Belmont NC, Pineville NC, Kannapolis NC, Monroe NC, and Mt Holly NC. Looking forward to serving you!