Urgent Care Specialist

ERgent Med

Immediate Care & Primary Care located in Brunswick, GA & St. Simons Island, GA

Getting immediate care when you’re in pain shouldn’t be something you need to worry about. At ERgent Med in Brunswick, Georgia, Michael Hamm, DO, and Robin Basset, NP-C, offer top-of-the-line urgent care services to help you address any pain, illness, or health problem in a timely and effective manner. Get in touch with the office today by phone or online to get the immediate care you need.

Urgent Care Q & A

What’s the difference between urgent care and your primary care physician?

The main difference between urgent care clinics and your primary care physician (PCP) is the relationship you have with each one.

Doctors at urgent care clinics are just as qualified as your PCP. However, your PCP has in-depth knowledge of your medical and family histories. Your PCP also has access to your medical records and can follow the progress of any given treatment. They’re your reference point for any chronic illness.

On the other hand, urgent care clinics can address an urgent medical issue that needs immediate attention but is not life-threatening. To do so, your physician at an urgent care clinic may consult with your PCP to get access to your medical records. To accommodate these needs, ERgent Med offers same-day urgent care appointments.

It’s crucial you don’t confuse a life-threatening emergency with an urgent medical issue. If you’re suffering from a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911.  

What kind of medical issues require immediate care?

Some of the most common medical issues urgent care clinics treat include:

  • Cold
  • Asthma
  • Flu
  • Sore throat
  • Breathing issues
  • Sprains and strains
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Back pain

The team at ERgent Med address your medical needs through a comprehensive evaluation of your current health.

When can you book an urgent care appointment?

The team at ERgent Med offers flexible hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Please call the office immediately to book an appointment if you believe you’re suffering from an urgent medical issue. 

What happens after my urgent care visit?

The kind of treatment or care you receive after your appointment depends greatly on why you came in. Since the point of urgent care is to address any dire issues promptly, Dr. Hamm’s goal is to treat your concerns effectively so you won’t need to make a follow-up appointment with your PCP.

Nonetheless, if the reason why you booked an appointment is part of a more significant medical condition or the beginning of a disease that needs extensive treatment, you most likely need to check in with your PCP at their earliest convenience for thorough examination and treatment. 

No need to wait for your PCP’s next availability. Get in touch with ERgent Med today by phone or online to book an urgent care appointment.