Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s) Treatment in Greenwood, SC
UTIs can cause pain and discomfort. This is why AFC Urgent Care offers treatment to help you get back to normal as soon as possible. If you suspect you have a urinary tract infection, call today or schedule an appointment online with a professional today.
When a necessary daily bodily process begins to cause pain, anxiety, and discomfort, it can definitely ruin your day or week. At AFC Urgent Care, our team of medical professionals can take excellent care of any urinary tract infection so that you can get back to feeling normal and healthy again!
What doctor do I go to for a UTI?
While urologists specialize in issues involving the urinary tract, as well as the kidneys, bladder, and reproductive system, most urinary tract infections can be treated easily by any family doctor or pediatrician. If your UTI is severe enough, your doctor may refer you to a urologist or nephrologist for further evaluation and treatment. Otherwise, our board-certified family medicine physicians at American Family Care Urgent Care in Greenwood, South Carolina, have all the requisite training and experience to treat UTIs with the utmost care and expertise! Moreover, no appointment is necessary to meet with our doctors. All you need to do is to come to our clinic, and one of our physicians or nurse practitioners will see you shortly, according to the number of people waiting before you.
When should I go to the doctor for a UTI?
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, urinary tract infections are the second most common infection type, accounting for over eight million doctor’s office visits worldwide per year. While mild UTIs can be taken care of at home in some cases, most healthcare providers recommend making an appointment as soon as you notice UTI symptoms. Your doctor can prescribe antibiotics to fight off the infection and prevent the development of further complications. Other helpful home care tips for fighting off a UTI include drinking lots of water, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, urinating frequently, and using a heating pad or over-the-counter pain medication like Advil or Tylenol to manage pain symptoms. Symptoms of UTI include the followin:
- Frequent and intense urge to urinate
- Pain, discomfort, or burning sensation while urinating
- Cloudy or bright red urine
- Urine that exhibits a strong smell
- Pelvic pain
If you experience any of the above symptoms, we recommend that you come to see one of our physicians at AFC Urgent Care at your earliest convenience!
Where do I go to get treated for a UTI?
While your primary care physician is the ideal person to go to for UTI treatment, sometimes it is not prudent to wait for their next available appointment. In such cases, it may seem like the natural choice would be the emergency room. However, you are more than likely to endure long wait times and expensive hospital fees by visiting the emergency room for a UTI. Thus, an urgent care facility that specializes in treatment for UTIs would be the next best choice. We welcome you to come to AFC Urgent Care if you require urgent UTI treatment! Furthermore, if you lack a primary care physician, one of our physicians would be happy to take you on as a client.
Can I get a prescription for a UTI without going to the doctor?
If you require antibiotics to treat your urinary tract infection, you do need to make an appointment to see a doctor. However, you don’t necessarily need to go to the doctor’s office! Instead, you can make a virtual telemedicine appointment at AFC Urgent Care with one of our physicians, so that you can receive a prescription for UTI treatment without leaving your house.
If you are suffering from a urinary tract infection, we can help at AFC Urgent Care in Greenwood, South Carolina! Either walk in to be seen by one of our physicians or schedule an appointment through our website. You can find our clinic at 474 Bypass 72 NW, Suite B, Greenwood, South Carolina. The number to reach us is (864) 223-3858.