Urgent Care Specialist

Essential Medical Clinic

A Private Medical Practice located in Westlake, Downtown, and Athens, Los Angeles, CA

If you need prompt medical care because you’re ill or have a medical emergency, Sultan Shah, MD, Pouya Bahrami, DO, and their expert team offer same-day and walk-in urgent care at Essential Medical Clinic in the Westlake, Downtown, and Athens neighborhoods of Los Angeles, California. Schedule a same-day urgent care appointment by phone or online or simply walk in today.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is the medical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of urgent health care needs. The experienced medical team at Essential Medical Clinic offers same-day and walk-in appointments to get you the medical care you need promptly.

What is urgent care used for?

Urgent care services at Essential Medical Clinic include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Well-woman exams
  • IV fluid and vitamin therapy
  • Antibiotics, medications, medication delivery
  • Sick visits
  • Immunizations
  • Nutraceuticals and nutrition counseling
  • Laboratory tests and evaluations
  • Medical weight loss
  • Wound and fracture care
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening
  • Exercise and employee physicals
  • Botox® and fillers

Urgent care same-day availability at Essential Medical Clinic is an added perk many patients appreciate. There are no long wait times or expensive visits associated with same-day or walk-in appointments. The team also offers telemedicine urgent care appointments for added convenience.

What happens during urgent care appointments?

When you arrive for an urgent care appointment, your provider sees you promptly. They check your body weight, blood pressure, temperature, and pulse. Your doctor reviews your medical history and asks about any symptoms you may have.

They complete a physical exam to evaluate your breathing, heartbeat, throat, eyes, ears, abdomen, and reflexes. During wellness exams for women, they offer pelvic exams to evaluate reproductive organs and screen for cervical cancer with a Pap test.

Depending on your symptoms, risk factors, and medical history, your provider might recommend you complete diagnostic tests. Examples include a nasal or throat swab, urine test, blood test, electrocardiogram (EKG), asthma or allergy tests, X-rays, or other imaging procedures to diagnose your condition or help you better manage a disease.

What happens after my urgent care appointment?

At the end of each urgent care appointment, Essential Medical Clinic specialists review your treatment options. They might recommend making lifestyle or nutritional changes, taking medical-grade dietary supplements or medications, injury care, breathing treatments, or other solutions that help you feel better as quickly as possible.

Your urgent care physician refers you to specialists as needed for complex cases. The next time you need prompt medical care, schedule an appointment with Essential Medicine Clinic by phone or online, or simply walk in today.