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Urgent Care Specialist

Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC

Internal medicine, Pediatric and Adult Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic located in Franklin, TN & Brentwood, TN

If you or your child have an unexpected injury or sudden illness, urgent care can provide the rapid medical attention you need. Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC, offers urgent care services at the offices in Franklin and Brentwood, Tennessee. Whether you have a severe sore throat or think you need stitches, call Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC, make your way to the office, or book a same-day appointment online.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care bridges the gap between scheduled doctor’s appointments and emergency care. You don’t need an appointment for urgent care services, although, if possible, calling ahead to let the team at Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC, know about your condition can help you get the treatment you need. 

For example, if your child wakes up with a sore throat full of white and yellow patches, you can bring them in for urgent care diagnosis and treatment.

Similarly, if you or your child sustain a sports injury, such as a sprained ankle, make your way to Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC. The offices are open seven days a week to ensure you and your family get the medical care you need when you need it. 

What conditions are treated in urgent care?

The team at Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC, diagnoses and treats a comprehensive range of illnesses and injuries in the urgent care clinic. For example, they treat:

  • High fevers
  • Persistent vomiting and diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Mild to moderate allergy symptoms
  • Flu 
  • Colds and coughs that last longer than a week
  • Muscle and connective tissue sprains and strains
  • Small cuts that might need stitches
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Ear infections

The team treats patients of all ages, so any member of your family can get the treatment they need at Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC.

What’s the difference between urgent care emergency care?

The emergency room is for true medical emergencies that put your life at risk, while urgent care covers less dangerous injuries and illnesses. For example, you should go to the emergency room if you have:

  • Chest pain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Severe burns
  • Head or eye injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Slurred speech
  • Changes in mental state
  • Facial lacerations or severe cuts

Patients are treated depending on the urgency of their need in an emergency room. As a result, if you go to the emergency room with a non-life-threatening condition, you could wait for a long time to be seen as anyone with a more severe medical condition will be treated first. 

Additionally, even with health insurance, the fees for emergency room care are significantly higher than those for urgent care clinics. 

If you have an urgent medical need that isn’t putting your life at risk, make your way to Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC. Appointments are also available by calling the practice or booking online.