It’s no wonder that urgent care clinics are getting so popular with consumers….
The average ER wait time can be up to 3 hours or more!! At Solano Care, we usually have you in and out in 1 hour or less!
Patient’s frequently wait weeks for an appointment with their primary care physicians!
Urgent care clinics charge substantially less than doctors’ offices and emergency departments. A patient seeking treatment for an ear infection, for example, would pay an average of $115 at Solano Care, compared with $166 at a doctor’s office and upwards from $570 for an emergency-room visit. Urgent care clinics are providing equally effective care with less expensive costs.
Solano Care strives not to disrupt patients’ relationships with primary care physicians who are familiar with the medical history. The care provided is on an urgent need or when patients are unable to get an appointment with their primary care physician, and they can then follow-up with their primary care as needed after seeing us.
Urgent care clinics provide services to approximately 85% of the population who do not suffer from a long-term chronic disease, or require the services of a hospital. 90% or more of all patients seen in the urgent care clinic are for episodic or acute medical conditions such as minor lacerations needing sutures, fractures, bumps, sore throats, ear infections, and other “just don’t feel good” conditions.
While serving as a safety net for the uninsured and people who don’t have a personal physician, Solano Care may lessen demand for costly ER services and primary care providers for whom patients often wait weeks for an appointment. Thus the urgent care clinic complements, not replaces, the work of primary care physicians.
Dr. Dhesi, the medical director of Solano Care, has been practicing medicine for over 25 years. He started Solano Care over 7 years ago. He has a sub-specialty in pain management, performs nerve conduction testing for evaluation of carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve syndromes, and he also is specially trained to do in office treatment of opiate addiction and dependency with Buprenorphine (Suboxone).
It’s important for patients to understand that severe symptoms such as chest pain, major bleeding, breathing difficulties and signs of stroke including sudden numbness, dizziness and trouble speaking, calls for a trip to the emergency room.
We hope you don’t need us, but we are here for you if you do!!
Compassionate care when you need it most…
Dr. Dhesi MD, Karen Weiss, FNP