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Urgent Care Specialist

Carolina Care

Family Medicine Physician & Sports Medicine located in Wilmington, NC

The dedicated team at Carolina Care in Wilmington, North Carolina, understands that when you need urgent medical attention, you don’t want the inconvenience of missing work or going to an emergency room. Dr. Richard Ferro established Carolina Care to provide the best possible urgent care in an attentive and compassionate manner. Carolina Care offers urgent care inconvenient hours seven days a week, including evenings, and appointments aren’t necessary. However, if you want to schedule an appointment, call the practice or book your visit online today.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

When you need accessible and fast medical attention for a nonemergency health condition, Carolina Care combines attentiveness and convenience for urgent care solutions.

A variety of health issues might require urgent medical attention, including:

  • Pink eye
  • Dehydration
  • Swimmer’s ear
  • Earaches or infections
  • Gastrointestinal illnesses
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Wheezing or asthma attacks
  • A sore throat, fever, cough, or cold
  • Urinary tract or bladder infections
  • Mild allergic reactions, rashes, or poison ivy

Additional injuries or wounds that may require urgent attention include lacerations, cuts, or scrapes; sprains, strains, or fractures; work- or sports-related injuries; or minor burns and bites.

For your convenience, Dr. Ferro also offers general medical care like physicals and vaccinations during urgent care appointments.

What is a medical emergency?

Some health conditions are traumatic or life-threatening and require emergency medical attention, such as:

  • Near drowning
  • Amputation of a body part
  • Major falls or head injuries
  • Open or angulated fracture
  • Life-threatening allergic reactions
  • Severe choking (inability to breathe or talk)
  • Signs or symptoms of a heart attack or stroke

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, or any life-threatening situation that may need a higher level of care, call 911 or go to the emergency room immediately.

What treatment can I expect during urgent care appointments?

Dr. Ferro and the Carolina Care team offer world-class medical care for nonemergency conditions. During your urgent care visit, Dr. Ferro works closely with you to discuss your symptoms and evaluate your health condition to reach an accurate diagnosis.

The clinic is equipped with digital X-rays and a full-service lab on-site to perform a wide range of tests for:

  • HIV
  • Glucose
  • Allergies
  • Urinalysis
  • Pregnancy
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Strep, mononucleosis, or the flu

Once Dr. Ferro reaches a diagnosis, he takes the time to explain it clearly and involves you in your treatment decisions. As an experienced urgent care physician, Dr. Ferro is prepared to provide a variety of medical therapies including braces, splints, or casting; sutures or stitches; breathing treatments; and IV fluids.

In addition to treating acute conditions during urgent care appointments, Dr. Ferro can also manage chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure.

Take advantage of Carolina Care’s convenient urgent care hours daily, including evenings. Remember, appointments aren’t necessary, but you can call Carolina Care or go online to schedule a visit.