Urgent Care Specialist

Ali Ahmad, MD -  - Family Medicine

The Medical Dock

Ali Ahmad, MD

Family Medicine & Anti-Aging Specialist located in Huntington Beach, CA & San Pedro, CA

Illnesses and injuries aren’t usually convenient and don’t always occur during your doctor’s office hours, but that doesn’t mean you have to go to the emergency room for treatment. At The Medical Dock, located in Huntington Beach and San Pedro, California, Ali Ahmad, MD, and the team wants you to get the urgent care you need so you don’t have to spend hours waiting to be seen at your local emergency room. Call, book online, or walk right in for expert urgent care services.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care serves as an alternative treatment option when you need to see a doctor, but can’t get in to see your regular primary care physician. The Medical Dock has a walk-in clinic with extended evening and weekend hours to provide the much needed medical care you need so you don’t have to go to the emergency room for care. Unlike your visit to the emergency room, you shouldn’t have to wait more than 30 minutes to see a provider at The Medical Dock.

 

What types of conditions can urgent care treat?

Dr. Ahmad and the team at The Medical Dock can manage any urgent non-life threatening health issue. Some of the most common reasons people visit the urgent care at The Medical Dock include:

  • Coughs, colds, sore throats, and ear infections
  • Fever or flu-like symptoms
  • Minor burns and injuries
  • Animal bites
  • Allergic reaction
  • Back pain and headaches
  • Testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Arthritis pain
  • Worker’s compensation and personal injuries
  • Dehydration
  • Gout
  • Ingrown toenails

The urgent care clinic also provides the physical exam you need for employment or school, as well as your annual flu shot. Dr. Ahmad also provides vaccines and medications if you have plans to travel abroad.

You may also want to consider visiting the urgent care clinic at The Medical Dock if you’ve run out of your prescription medication and can’t get in to see your doctor for a refill.

What can I expect when I visit urgent care?

Dr. Ahmad and his team provide comprehensive care for all urgent care visits. The Medical Dock team works hard at making you feel comfortable and welcome, so you get the best possible care.

During an evaluation, your specialist:

  • Reviews the reason for your urgent care visit
  • Discusses your medical history and medication use
  • Conducts a physical exam
  • Orders necessary tests

After gathering all the necessary information, your specialist devises a treatment plan to help you feel more like your usual self. They may recommend a follow-up visit to see how you’re responding to treatment.

Urgent medical issues can happen at any time. For quick, comprehensive urgent care, call The Medical Dock now, book an appointment online, or walk-in to the clinic nearest you.