When it’s your health at stake, any serious medical issue is an urgent care situation. As a patient-focused physician, Dr. Hal Wilson of Maxwell Medical Group in Scottsdale, Arizona, knows that truly personal patient care requires making time for urgent issues. That’s why he sets aside part of his day to see patients like you, with pressing health issues that may not need emergency room care. Call the office as soon as possible, or request an appointment online. Same-day appointments are generally available daily.
Medical problems can be roughly divided into three categories, emergency, urgent and physician care. There are often overlaps at the boundaries of these categories that can sometimes make it difficult for you as a patient to decide which level of care is appropriate.
Emergency care is perhaps the easiest to recognize, since it involves serious medical conditions that could threaten a patient’s life, or lead to permanent impairment. Typical situations where you should seek immediate care through an emergency department at your nearest hospital include:
Urgent care clinics fit a niche between physician care with Dr. Wilson and an emergency room visit. Urgent conditions are those that are not life-threatening, but still, require treatment within about 24 hours. Since same-day appointments are available at Maxwell Medical Group, you may see Dr. Wilson for your urgent care needs, unless they fall outside of office hours, such as at night, weekends, or on holidays.
Call the office at any time during normal business hours to find out about same-day appointments. If Dr. Wilson and his team are not able to fit you in, they will advise you of your options.