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Urgent Care Specialist

Gus Armenakis, MD -  - Primary Care Physician

Gus Armenakis, MD

Primary Care Physician & Internal Medicine Physician located in Tamarac, FL

Unexpected injuries and illnesses are bound to happen. That’s why Gus Armenakis, MD, a board-certified primary care physician, offers urgent care services at his practice in Tamarac, Florida. Whether you have a sore throat or a severe cut needing stitches, Dr. Armenakis can help. You can book online or call his office to schedule a same-day urgent care appointment.

Urgent Care

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is designed to deliver rapid medical services to non-life threatening conditions. You don’t need an appointment for urgent care, but you might be seen more quickly if you call ahead or check-in online. 

Dr. Armenakis understands that sometimes you need medical attention quickly. He offers urgent care services to ensure that you get the medical treatment you need when you need it. 

What’s the difference between urgent care and emergency room?

While both urgent care and emergency rooms provide rapid treatment for illnesses and injuries, you should only go to an emergency room if your health is in grave danger. For example, if you think you’re having a heart attack or have sustained a severe head injury, go to the emergency room. However, if you have a sore throat, flu symptoms, or a minor injury, go to Dr. Armenakis for urgent care. 

If your life isn’t at risk, you’ll spend more time waiting to be seen at an emergency room because patients who have severe injuries or illnesses are given priority. Also, emergency room treatment is expensive — even if you have insurance. 

What conditions are treated at urgent care?

Dr. Armenakis provides urgent care services for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Sore throats and coughs
  • Flu
  • Fever
  • Moderate back injuries and pain
  • Minor lacerations that need stitches
  • Sprains and strains
  • Eye irritation and redness
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration
  • Skin rashes
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Asthma
  • Mild to moderate allergies
  • Accidents and falls

If you’re not sure if you should go to the emergency room or urgent care, call Dr. Armenakis’ office for advice. 

What should I do if I think I’m having a medical emergency?

If you wake up feeling very sick or have an accident, do your best to stay calm and assess your situation. If you feel like your life is at risk, then you should call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Signs that you need an emergency room include chest pain, head trauma, vision loss, or symptoms of a stroke or anaphylaxis. 

However, if your condition isn’t putting your life at risk, you should make your way to Dr. Armenakis’ welcoming and well-equipped office for urgent care services. 

If you need urgent care or expert primary care services, call Dr. Armenakis or make an appointment online today.