Urgent Care Specialist

Jason Leonard, MD, FAAFP, DABOM -  - Board-Certified Family Practice Physician

Jason Leonard, MD, FAAFP, DABOM

Board-Certified Family Practice Physician & Board-Certified Obesity Medicine Specialist located in Sumter, SC & Columbia, SC

Medical emergencies can happen at any time. But if you’ve cut your finger or sprained your ankle, the very idea of going to the emergency room may make you think twice. If your urgent medical need isn’t life-threatening, Jason Leonard, MD, FAAFP, DABOM, with offices in Sumter and Columbia, South Carolina, has flexible scheduling for same-day appointments. His experienced team can perform minor procedures and take X-rays onsite. Call one of the offices or book an appointment online for your urgent care needs.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is a type of medical clinic that takes care of urgent medical matters that aren’t life-threatening. As a family medicine physician, Dr. Leonard has received training to manage a variety of different health conditions, including unexpected illnesses and injuries.

His compassionate team can take care of you right away and get you the treatment you need to relieve symptoms and improve comfort.

What types of conditions can urgent care treat?

Dr. Leonard can treat a number of urgent medical conditions, such as:

  • A cut that requires stitches
  • Nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
  • Headaches and back pain
  • Sore throat, fever, or cough
  • Dizziness
  • Seizure activity
  • Fractures, strains, and sprains
  • Urinary tract infections

The office is equipped to perform minor procedures and take X-rays when needed.

If you’re experiencing a life-threatening condition, such as difficulty breathing, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

What can you expect during an urgent care visit?

During your urgent care visit to the office, you can expect to be treated quickly by the caring team. After the team gathers your initial information and reason for the visit, a health care team member takes you to an exam room.

Once you’re in the room, the team gathers more information from you and checks your vital signs. You then undergo an examination so the team can get a better picture of your health, paying close attention to the urgent medical matter.

If necessary, the team orders additional tests, such as a blood or urine test or an X-ray.

Once the team has completed the examination, a treatment plan is developed to help reduce your discomfort. Treatment varies depending on your need and may include medication, stitches, bandages, or a referral to a specialist for further testing or treatment.

What happens after urgent care?

As a family medicine practice, the team provides treatment as needed after your urgent care visit. This may include a follow-up appointment to check on healing or to monitor your acute illness.

Regular visits to Jason Leonard, MD, FAAFP, DABOM, may also help prevent urgent medical care for issues such as pain, urinary tract infections, or elevated blood sugar.

For all urgent medical needs, call one of the offices for an immediate evaluation.