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Urgent Care Specialist

Future Pediatrics

Pediatricians & Pediatric Urgent Care located in Panama City, FL

Sometimes life can take a sharp turn down an unexpected road, and your child might be in need of prompt pediatric urgent care for minor injuries or health problems. Fortunately, at a time like this, attentive pediatrician Ahmed Abo Baker Mohamed, MD, FAAP, and the medical professionals at Future Pediatrics in Panama City and Panama City Beach, Florida, are here to offer support and effective diagnostic and treatment methods for your child. Walk-ins are welcome or call ahead or book online for a visit. A 24/7 answering service is also available to connect you to a pediatric nurse.

Urgent Care

What is pediatric urgent care?

Future Pediatrics offers urgent care services to treat acute medical concerns and minor lacerations and injuries the same day or as soon as possible.

Urgent care involves efficient, safe, and immediate medical care for health problems that warrant prompt medical attention but aren’t considered life-threatening, critical, limb-threatening, or serious enough for an emergency room visit. 

Pediatric urgent care refers to urgent care for newborns, infants, children, and adolescents. Future Pediatrics provides same-day appointments and a 24/7 after-hours answering service that connects you to a pediatric nurse even on weekends and holidays.

What are the most common reasons for pediatric urgent care visits?

Some of the most common reasons for pediatric urgent care visits include respiratory infections and minor lacerations. Other common reasons for pediatric urgent care visits include:

Common cold

The common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. A common cold can cause bothersome symptoms, such as nasal congestion, coughing, sneezing, a sore throat, and a low-grade fever.

Sprained ankle

Most ankle sprains involve injuries to any of the three ligaments on the outside of the ankle. Ankle sprains occur when your child twists or turns their ankle in a way that can tear or stretch ligaments.

Strep throat

Strep throat refers to a bacterial infection that results in a rash, headache, fever, and a sore and scratchy throat.

Common symptoms that result in pediatric urgent care visits include:

  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • General weakness and fatigue
  • Fractures
  • Minor head trauma or other trauma
  • Minor bleeding
  • Skin rashes
  • Minor lacerations
  • Unexplained pain

Many children also experience difficulty breathing, wheezing, and other respiratory problems that warrant pediatric urgent care.

What’s the difference between an emergency room and a pediatric urgent care center?

Emergency care clinics handle life-threatening and critical conditions. Emergency care is designed for conditions that require immediate medical attention.

For example, if your child is experiencing severe chest pain or shortness of breath, and you’re concerned that it could be a heart attack, you should visit the emergency room. 

A medical center providing pediatric urgent care treats acute illnesses and problems that affect newborns, infants, children, and adolescents, such as allergies, the flu, strep throat, and minor injuries and lacerations. 

If you visit an urgent care center and your child’s condition is deemed more serious, you’ll be promptly redirected to the nearest emergency room. 

Future Pediatrics provides medications, certain procedures, a range of testing, physicals, immunizations, preventive care, and more.

If your child is dealing with an acute medical concern, call Future Pediatrics or use the online scheduling system.