Urgent Minor Injuries Specialist

Great Destinations Pediatrics

A Private Pediatric Practice & Board Certified Pediatricians located in Peoria, AZ

Accidents happen – maybe your child got scraped up in a fall on the playground, or your teenager suffered a sprain while practicing football after school. Instead of going to the emergency room for minor injuries, get quick urgent care at Great Destinations Pediatrics in Peoria, Arizona. Karen Prentice, DO, FAAP, Kristin Shepherd, MD, FAAP, Robyn Alfeche MD FAAP, and their pediatric team offer same-day care for urgent minor injuries and illnesses. Call the office right away for the next available appointment.

Urgent Minor Injuries Q & A

What types of urgent minor injuries can I take my child in for?

The team at Great Destinations Pediatrics understands that injuries and illness are often unpredictable. That’s why the office is equipped to provide urgent care services for mild to moderate conditions. Consider scheduling an urgent care appointment for minor medical concerns such as:

  • Acute illness, like strep or the flu
  • Infections, like swimmer’s ear
  • Suture removal
  • Mild allergic reactions
  • Minor concussion
  • Sprains and strains

Urgent care at Great Destinations Pediatrics gives you and your family a convenient option for prompt medical care without having to go to an emergency room. Consider scheduling an urgent care appointment if your child needs care within 24 hours, but their life isn’t in danger.

If your child suffers a major injury or a life-threatening medical condition, call 911 or go to the closest emergency room.

What are the symptoms of a concussion?

A concussion is one of the most common brain injuries. About two million children 18 and younger suffer concussions each year in the United States. The most common cause is a blow to the head while playing sports.

Symptoms of concussions can include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Problems with memory or concentration

Concussions range in severity, but even minor concussions shouldn’t be ignored. First-time concussions might only cause temporary symptoms. However, severe concussions or multiple concussions could increase the risk of permanent brain damage.

If you think that your child has suffered a concussion, make an appointment with your pediatrician right away.

How are minor injuries treated?

Dr. Prentice and Dr. Shepherd are trained in diagnosing and treating minor injuries efficiently. The team assesses your child’s injury and works to stop bleeding, reduce pain, and begin the healing process. They give you instructions for at-home care, and they can prescribe medication depending on the injury or illness.

There’s no one-size-fits-all treatment for concussions, but the team diagnoses and treats them using the latest concussion management guidelines. They often recommend rest, taking a break from usual activities, and medication to manage pain and other symptoms.

When your child gets injured, the team at Great Destinations Pediatrics is there to help them feel better faster. Call the office today to schedule an urgent care appointment.

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