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After Hours Care Specialist


General Medicine & Emergency Medicine located in Glendale, AZ & Phoenix, AZ

Left untreated, many illnesses and injuries can lead to health problems that affect your quality of life. Receiving immediate care for these illnesses or injuries can reduce the risk and prevent infections or other health problems while helping you recover faster. Glenn Kunsman, DO, and the team at Medico in Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona, provide the immediate attention you and your family need to treat your illness or injury outside typical office hours. For expert after hours care from an experienced team, call Medico or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.

After Hours Care Q & A

What is after hours care?

After hours care offers patients prompt medical attention for acute, chronic, or unexpected health issues. The staff provides quick and easy access to quality health care, often outside the typical hours of a physician’s office.

When should I make an after hours appointment?

It can sometimes be difficult to determine whether your illness or injury is best treated immediately. 

For any life-threatening emergency, such as a serious head injury, severe allergic reaction, or heart attack, visit your hospital’s emergency room. Make an after hours care appointment for illness or injury that cannot wait for a future doctor’s appointment but does not appear life-threatening.

Some of the most common problems treated through Medico after hours appointments include:

  • Infection
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Back pain
  • Bug or spider bites
  • Bronchitis
  • Uncontrolled cough
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Emergency contraception
  • Wound care for minor cuts
  • Flu
  • Strep throat
  • High blood pressure
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Headaches
  • Urinary tract infections

If you’re experiencing a life-threatening condition, such as excessive bleeding, large open wounds, severe shortness of breath, chest pain, or head injury, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

What happens during an after hours care visit?

The specifics of your visit depend on the nature of your health problem. However, regardless of the cause of your visit, you can expect a comprehensive evaluation and customized treatment plan.

During your medical evaluation, the Medico team reviews the reason for your visit, symptoms, your medical history, and any medication or supplement use. Then your doctor performs a physical exam and may request diagnostic tests and laboratory work to confirm or rule out a diagnosis, such as:

  • Bloodwork
  • Urine tests
  • Rapid strep or flu test
  • X-rays
  • EKG
  • Ultrasound

Based on the examination and test results, the team develops a customized treatment plan to relieve your symptoms and restore your good health. Medications may be prescribed for asthma or infections, stitches may close an open wound, and referrals to specialists are made if your condition requires it. 

For expert after hours services, call Medico for same-day appointment availability or book your appointment online.