Urgent Care & Minor Trauma Specialist

Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care

Family Practice and Urgent Care located in Charlotte, NC

Sometimes, you need medical care much earlier than the next available appointment with your family care physician but don’t want to deal with the hassle of a hospital emergency room. Luckily, Sylvia Okoye, MD, and Joseph Okoye, MD, FACP at Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care in Charlotte, North Carolina provide urgent care for illnesses and minor trauma. If you or a family member are unexpectedly sick or injured, walk-in or book online for a same day appointment at Eastway Medical Clinic.

Urgent Care & Minor Trauma

What is urgent care?

Urgent care refers to the immediate medical attention that any professional provider gives you for an acute or chronic illness or injury. Serving on the front lines of medicine, the skilled team at Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care relies on their broad scope of comprehensive medical knowledge to offer such care.

With a laboratory, X-ray, ultrasound, and other diagnostic tests available on-site, Dr. Sylvia and Dr. Joseph Okoye at Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care provide many of the same services you’d find in a hospital. But you don't need a doctor’s appointment or a trip to the emergency room.

Urgent care provides fast medical attention to men, women, and children of all ages for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Fever and flu
  • Vomiting
  • A severe sore throat
  • Painful urination
  • Ear infections
  • Infections and skin rashes
  • Minor traumas

What is minor trauma?

If you took a fall or had an accident that left you with a non-life-threatening injury requiring immediate treatment, the Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care team can help.

Defining your injury as minor trauma is up to Drs. Sylvia and Joseph Okoye. As a general rule, if you think your injury needs same-day treatment but isn’t life-threatening, go to urgent care.

Examples of injuries that qualify as minor trauma include:

  • A broken finger
  • A cut that needs stitches
  • Strains or sprains
  • Moderate back pain

After taking care of your minor trauma, Drs. Sylvia and Joseph Okoye may refer you to a specialist for follow-up care. If your condition is severe or beyond their scope, they may advise you to visit a hospital emergency room instead.

What doesn’t qualify as urgent care or minor trauma?

Preventive care screenings, annual check-ups, and follow-up visits with a specialist or family care provider don’t qualify as urgent care. Additionally, if you have a critical condition that may be life-threatening, go to the emergency room instead of urgent care. Examples of major trauma include:

  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Injuries resulting in neurological disability
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Spinal injury

If you require immediate medical care for an illness or minor trauma injury, walk into Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care or schedule an appointment online today.