Exceed Urgent Care is located in Texarkana, Texas. It was established in June of 2013 to give patients needing urgent care and emergency medicine an alternative to visiting hospital emergency rooms. Dr. Mark McCrary, the medical director, has 34 years of experience in both emergency and family medicine.
What’s Wrong with Going to an Emergency Room?
Emergency rooms are intended for emergencies; they are designed to handle injuries or illnesses that threaten a patient’s life or limb. They, thus, treat catastrophic conditions like the following:
• Heart attack
• Severe burns
• Severe shortness of breath
• Amputations and severe wounds
The medical staff in an emergency room are trained to take the worst-off patients first – regardless of how long someone else has been waiting. Patients with non-lethal conditions may, therefore, wait hours before getting treated. The wait at a place like Exceed Urgent Care, by contrast, will likely be a lot shorter.
Urgent care facilities are also generally less expensive than an emergency room. Using the emergency room to treat conditions that aren’t life-threatening adds to the overall cost of medical care and increases insurance premiums.
What Kinds of Services Does Exceed Urgent Care Provide?
Exceed Urgent Care can provide emergency medicine services for a variety of conditions that include the following:
• Sports injuries
• Eye injuries
• Ear infections
• Upper respiratory conditions
Exceed Urgent Care in Texarkana also provides:
• Laboratory tests
• Allergy tests
• Weight loss programs
Regarding Sports Injuries
Sports injuries can be acute or chronic. Acute injuries are sudden and accompanied by immediate pain, bruising and a decreased range of motion. They include such well-known and common injuries as sprains, strains, fractures, and concussions. While some acute injuries can be treated at home through the RICE technique (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation), others should be treated by a doctor.
Chronic sports injuries develop gradually and are accompanied by slowly increasing pain and disability. Exceed Urgent Care can treat many of the more common acute sports injuries, and we can also refer patients to orthopedic doctors when necessary.
You Can Count On Us
This just scratches the surface when it comes to the treatments we offer at Exceed Urgent Care in Texarkana. Whether you are in need of emergency medicine, occupational medicine, or weight loss services, our team can help you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!