Sick Visits Specialist

Hampstead Family Medicine & Burgaw Medical Center

Board Certified Family Medicine & Osteopathic Medicine located in Hampstead, NC & Burgaw, NC

If you're sick or injured, you need medical care right away. Mostafa Rezk, DO, and his team at Hampstead Family Medicine and Burgaw Medical Center understand this and accept walk-in appointments for ill or injured patients at their offices in Hampstead and Burgaw, North Carolina. On-site laboratory services are available as well, and the office accepts most insurance providers. To learn more, call or visit the nearest office today. You can also use online booking to check for the next available appointment.

Sick Visits Q & A

How do I know when I need to see a doctor?

It can be difficult to know when to see a doctor. Minor illnesses or injuries often resolve their own after a few days. But sometimes a medical problem can arise unexpectedly and leave you in need of immediate care.

Some signs that you need to see a doctor include:

  • Fever lasting for several days
  • Fever over 102 degrees
  • Recent head injury
  • Deep cut or puncture wound
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest, abdominal, or pelvic pain
  • Dizziness or confusion

Many people wonder when they should see a doctor for a cold or influenza. If you suspect that you have the flu, it's best to call Hampstead Family Medicine or Burgaw Medical Center for advice. Depending on your medical history, the staff may recommend antiviral medication to help prevent flu complications.

Colds usually clear up within a few days. But you should see Dr. Rezk if you've been sick for several days and don't notice any improvement. You should also schedule a visit if you begin to feel better and then suddenly feel much worse.

Can I receive same-day care?

Patients experiencing a serious medical emergency should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. But if your condition is less urgent, you may be able to get the care you need at Hampstead Family Medicine or Burgaw Medical Center.

Dr. Rezk and his team know that medical problems can arise without warning. They offer walk-in care for patients who are sick or injured.

What should I do if my condition worsens?

If you're sick or hurt, Dr. Rezk and his team may recommend prescription medication or over-the-counter treatments. In rare cases, they may refer you to the hospital for further care. If this happens, the staff will help you make any necessary arrangements.

During your sick visit appointment, Dr. Rezk and his team will let you know when you can expect to feel better. They provide instructions for at-home care and advice on what to do if you don't see any improvement over the next few days.

If you’re sick or suffered an unexpected injury, Dr. Rezk and his compassionate team can help you get the care you need right away. Call the nearest office or stop in for a same-day appointment. You can also use online booking to check for the next opening.