Urgent Care Specialist

Bay Area Healthcare

Kashif N. Abdullah, MD, MPH

Primary Care Physician located in San Jose, CA

When you need immediate medical attention, but it’s not a medical emergency, you can count on Dr. Kashif Abdullah at Bay Area Healthcare in San Jose, California. Minor injuries like sprains and strains or cuts that require stitches as well as medical issues like strep throat are easily treated with urgent care. If you need urgent medical attention, call the practice or book a same-day appointment online.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care offers prompt medical attention and treatment for injuries and illnesses bridging the gap between a traditional doctor’s office and the emergency room. Urgent care allows you to see the doctor without having an appointment for issues that are urgent, but not life-threatening.


What medical services are available at urgent care?

Dr. Abdullah diagnoses and treats your urgent issue. He orders lab work and has a partnership with a low-cost medical lab to keep costs down for patients without insurance. He can order diagnostic imaging tests like X-rays. He sets bones and immobilizes sprains and strains. He offers thorough wound care including cleaning, debridement, and stitches or sutures.


What conditions are treated at urgent care?

As a general practitioner providing urgent care services, Dr. Abdullah is prepared to diagnose and treat a wide range of illnesses and injuries.

Illnesses

  • Asthma symptoms and attacks
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Severe sore throat and strep throat
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Skin rashes
  • Eye irritation or infection


Injuries

  • Sprains and strains
  • Simple fractures
  • Cuts requiring stitches
  • Back pain
  • Pain following an accident or fall
  • Sports injuries


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

Emergency rooms are the best place for medical care for serious, life-threatening issues like chest pain and other signs of heart attack and stroke. Emergency rooms are set up to deal with dangerous conditions and traumatic injuries. Today, emergency rooms are often overcrowded and overburdened, so if your condition isn’t life-threatening, in most cases, you’ll receive quicker and less expensive treatment in an urgent care setting.


What should I do if I need urgent care?

If you need urgent medical attention, make your way to Bay Area Healthcare. If possible, call the practice on your way to the office to let them know you’re coming and provide details about your condition. Whenever possible, Dr. Abdullah will see you immediately. You may need to wait to see the doctor, but it won’t take nearly as long as waiting in an emergency room.

If you need urgent care services, call the practice or schedule a same-day appointment online. Remember, if you are experiencing a life-threatening situation, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.