Same Day Appointments

Same Day Appointments

Same Day Appointments services offered in Myrtle Beach, Piedmont and Spartanburg, SC

You can’t wait several days or weeks to see your health care provider when you need urgent medical attention. United Physician Group offers same-day appointments for patients at offices in Douglasville, Conyers, and Hampton, Georgia, and Piedmont, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and Spartanburg, South Carolina. If you have symptoms of a cold or the flu, an injury, headache, or stomach upset, contact your nearest office for a same-day appointment. Call United Physician Group today or use the online booking form.

Same Day Appointments Q & A

When might I need a same-day appointment?

You might benefit from a same-day appointment if you have an urgent medical problem and can’t wait for a routine consultation.

Common examples of health problems that might require a same-day appointment include:

  • Ear infections
  • Strep throat
  • Eye infections or irritations
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Flu and colds
  • Skin rashes
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Fever
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Dehydration

Minor injuries like sprains and strains, fractured toes and fingers, back pain, cuts, burns, and scalds also benefit from urgent medical attention.

United Physician Group provides expert care for these and many other urgent conditions to adults and children 4 and over. You can access services in-person at one of the practice’s convenient offices across Georgia and South Carolina or via telemedicine. The practice uses the advanced TeleVisit Health & Online Wellness (healow) mobile app.

What happens at my same-day appointment?

Same-day appointments are just like a regular consultation. You meet with your doctor or other highly qualified provider and discuss the reason for your visit. They review your medical history and check health indicators, including your:

  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Temperature
  • Breathing
  • Heart and lung sounds

Depending on what’s wrong, you might need further tests. Blood and urine are standard lab tests that identify infections and other diseases. You might need a diagnostic imaging procedure, like an X-ray or ultrasound, for some symptoms.

What treatment might I get at a same-day appointment?

The treatment United Physician Group recommends for your condition will depend on your diagnosis and how severe your symptoms are.

You might need medications for your condition. Analgesics can help reduce pain, and antibiotics deal with bacterial infections (but are no good against viruses like colds and flu). You might require a splint, brace, or cast for musculoskeletal injuries, and cuts might need cleaning, stitching, and dressing.

United Physician Group’s same-day appointments handle most minor to moderate conditions but not life-threatening ones. If your doctor determines the problem needs further investigation or specialized treatment, they can refer you to the most suitable practice or provider.

Call United Physician Group today to find out more or schedule a same-day appointment online.