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Urgent Care Specialist

Ryan Williams, DO -  - Family Medicine Physician

Florence Family Medicine

Ryan Williams, DO

Family Medicine Physician located in Florence, SC

Nearly half of all patients seen in the emergency room are there because their doctor wasn’t available. Dr. Ryan Williams at Florence Family Medicine in Florence, South Carolina believes that, as your family’s physician, he should always be available. He has over six years experience full time as a staff physician at two urgent care facilities in the area. If you are an established patient and can't wait for an appointment, but you don't have an emergency, stop by the office to be worked in. It is preferable that you call ahead as we want to limit your wait time as much as possible. We accept walk ins from 8am to 4pm."

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care focuses on providing patients with convenient, affordable treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses. As such, it bridges the gap between primary and emergency care by providing access to high quality, physician-led treatment whenever the need arises.

Urgent care facilities like those at Florence Family Medicine assist patients who need to make a last-minute appointment with a physician but don’t wish to waste time and money visiting an emergency room for a non-emergency.

Urgent care doctors like Dr. Williams diagnose different maladies, interpret tests, conducts examinations, and recommend treatment plans. Dr. Williams has over six years of experience as an urgent care provider.

Like other urgent care centers, Florence Family Medicine doesn’t require an appointment and has short wait times, allowing you to get in and out quickly.

Urgent care centers handle medical problems that require immediate treatment but aren’t considered true emergencies, especially if your symptoms gradually come on, or if you recognize the symptoms but can’t get an appointment with your primary care doctor.

What ailments get treated at urgent care?

Symptoms that can be evaluated and treated at an urgent care clinic like Florence Family Medicine include:

  • Kidney stones
  • Diverticulitis
  • Ear infections
  • Flu and strep
  • Sling placement before casting of simple fractures

Additionally, Dr. Williams also performs minor, in-office surgical procedures, including skin excisions, laceration repairs, mole and cyst removal, incision and drainage of abscesses, and joint injections.

Why choose urgent care over the emergency room?

Some situations require a trip to a hospital emergency room. Hospital emergency departments treat all imminent medical situations and are specially prepared to handle the most severe injuries and illnesses, including:

  • Unconsciousness
  • Sudden, intense pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Uncontrolled, excessive bleeding
  • Major injuries and severe burns
  • Sudden or unexpected paralysis
  • Poisoning or drug overdose
  • Accidents
  • Injuries caused by violence
  • Extreme emotional distress, including suicidal or homicidal feelings

Even if you are experiencing these symptoms, you can still come to Florence Family Medicine and based on Dr. Williams’ findings, we can get you where you need to be in a timely manner.

If your medical issue is too urgent to wait for the next available appointment with your regular doctor, but not serious enough to require a trip to the emergency room, stop by and get the care you need from Dr. Ryan Williams at Florence Family Medicine in Florence, South Carolina.