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Urgent Care Specialist

Woodstock Family Practice & Urgent Care

James Y. Lee, DO

Family Practice and Urgent Care located in Woodstock, GA

Sometimes, you need a doctor’s attention immediately for an illness or injury. At Woodstock Family Practice & Urgent Care, in Woodstock, Georgia, James Y. Lee, DO, and his friendly and efficient staff provide urgent care services and a walk-in clinic to protect the health and well-being of you and your family. If you or your child need prompt medical attention, you can use the online scheduling tool to book a same-day appointment or call Woodstock Family Practice & Urgent Care.

Urgent Care Q & A

Why would I need urgent care?

You can’t always plan when you need to see a doctor. Injuries happen unexpectedly, and illnesses often seem like they come out of nowhere. Urgent care services provide prompt medical attention for sickness and injury that need immediate treatment but aren’t life-threatening.

For example, if your child wakes up one morning with a sore throat and you can see their tonsils are red, swollen, and have some white patches, you can bring your child in for urgent care. Dr. Lee can perform a strep test and provide treatment to ease your child’s sore throat and help them fight off the infection.

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

Emergency room services are for life-threatening medical emergencies, while urgent care is designed to provide quick medical attention to conditions that need immediate attention, but aren’t posing a threat to your life.

Emergency rooms treat patients based on their level of need, so if you think you have a sprained ankle from your weekend football match, you may have to wait for a long time if someone having chest pain or trouble breathing also needs attention.

What illnesses and injuries can urgent care treat?

Dr. Lee and the team at Woodstock Family Practice & Urgent Care provide a comprehensive range of urgent care services for conditions including:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Coughs and colds
  • Earaches
  • Fingernail and toenail injuries
  • Cuts or lacerations that need stitches
  • Sprains or strains

The team offers minor surgical procedures, including stitches, biopsies, or splints as well as lab work including STD testing. With on-site diagnostic testing, Dr. Lee and his team can run a variety of tests to gather more information about your condition and confirm your diagnosis. They also provide specialist referrals as needed.

What should I do if I think I have a medical emergency?

First, try to stay calm and determine if the situation is life-threatening. If you or someone you love is at risk, you should go call 911 or go to the emergency room. Signs of an emergency include:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Symptoms of a stroke
  • Head trauma
  • Severe bleeding
  • Vision loss
  • Signs of anaphylaxis

However, if your condition isn’t life-threatening, you should come to Woodstock Family Practice & Urgent Care. If possible, call the practice to let them know that you’re coming in and what your situation is. They may be able to provide you with helpful information and reduce your wait time when you arrive.

Call Woodstock Family Practice & Urgent Care or schedule an appointment online today.