Urgent Care

Urgent Care services offered in San Diego, CA

Sudden medical needs can occur when you least expect them, and knowing where to turn can make a world of difference in the outcome. At A Shamani Inc in San Diego, California, Azam Shamani, MD, offers urgent care visits to help you begin a path toward relief. Call the office to determine if a same-day visit is available. Online booking is also an option for less urgent scheduling needs.

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is a setting that delivers immediate medical care when you are injured or ill. It’s a great fit for issues that need prompt attention but don’t rise to the level of a medical emergency. 


Working with your primary care provider for urgent care allows you to get the treatment you need from a practitioner you know and trust. Best of all, because your medical records are maintained at A Shamani Inc, they can tailor your care according to your specific health needs.

What kinds of issues can be treated in urgent care?

A wide range of issues can be addressed during urgent care visits. Some of the common complaints that bring people in for urgent care include:


  • Minor lacerations and abrasions
  • Sprains and strains
  • Allergy symptoms
  • Fever
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Allergic reactions
  • Intestinal distress


This is far from a comprehensive list. Many conditions can be promptly diagnosed and treated during urgent care visits. The practice provides rapid testing to help guide the diagnostic work-up and a quick exam, as well.


If you need to come in for an urgent care visit, consider having someone drive you to the office and wait with you. It’s hard to concentrate on driving when you are injured or ill, and it can also be difficult to recall the instructions provided by your practitioner. Having someone with you allows you to focus on your care.

How do I know if urgent care is the right setting for my needs?

When considering where to turn for medical care, it can help to think about how distressing your symptoms are. If you are in pain or are anxious about symptoms, urgent care offers a better path than waiting to be seen during a regularly scheduled office visit. 


On the other hand, some conditions are best seen in an emergency room setting. If any of the following apply, call for emergency medical care immediately:


  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Clearly broken bones
  • Chest pain
  • Thoughts of suicide or self-harm


If you’re uncertain how to best meet your needs, call the office to determine your next steps today. Online scheduling is always an option for less time-sensitive booking needs.