Urgent Care Specialist

Baldwin Pediatrics

Pediatrics located in Panama City, FL

Rubina Azam, MD, FAAP, ABIHM, and the team at Baldwin Pediatrics know how reassuring it can be to see an acute care pediatric specialist when your child has urgent medical needs. On top of providing guaranteed same-day sick visit appointments, they also offer as-needed urgent care visits for babies, children, and adolescents with severe symptoms or medical problems that require immediate attention. Call or stop by their Panama City, Florida, office today, or click online to book a same-day appointment at any time.

Urgent Care Q & A

What’s pediatric urgent care?

Pediatric urgent health care services address serious illnesses, symptoms, and acute medical problems that require immediate medical attention but don’t necessarily warrant a trip to the emergency room.

Much like same-day sick visits, as-needed pediatric urgent care visits help bridge the gap between appointment-only health care services, and emergency room services. As-needed urgent care visits are ideal when your child has a pressing — but not life-threatening — health problem that should be taken care of right away.

When is my child’s medical problem urgent?

Dr. Azam and the urgent care experts at Baldwin Pediatrics have the training and experience to assess, diagnose, and treat a variety of non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, ranging from bronchitis and pneumonia to concussion and minor skin lacerations. Common urgent medical problems include:

  • Persistently high fever
  • Mild to moderate dehydration
  • Intense influenza symptoms
  • Painful sinusitis symptoms
  • Cough, bronchitis, and pneumonia
  • Ear infection and sore throat
  • Uncontrolled asthma attack
  • Worrisome allergic reactions

The team at Baldwin Pediatrics also provide as-needed urgent care visits for children affected by unrelenting nausea or vomiting, persistent diarrhea, severe constipation, and other acute digestive issues.

What are urgent minor injuries?

Although most minor injuries don’t necessitate a trip to the emergency room, minor injuries that you can’t treat on your own can benefit from an immediate urgent care visit. Common urgent, minor injuries include:

  • Skin lesions and deep cuts
  • Painful bruises and abrasions
  • Acute sprains and strains
  • Possible bone fractures
  • Skin burns, including sunburns

If your child sustains a cut that won’t stop bleeding, Dr. Azam and her team also provide wound irrigation, injectable anesthetics, and stitches for problematic skin lacerations.

When is my child’s medical problem an emergency?

If your child’s illness or injury seems especially severe or is life-threatening, it should be considered an emergency. Reasons to call 911 or take your child directly to the nearest ER include:

  • High fever with diminished alertness
  • Severe asthma attack or allergic reaction
  • Chest pain and respiration difficulty
  • Severe abdominal pain or dehydration
  • Sudden and intense headache pain
  • Major head injuries, seizures, or fainting
  • Compound bone fractures or severe burns
  • Very deep cuts with uncontrolled bleeding
  • Poison ingestion and animal bites

If your child has a pressing, but non-life-threatening illness or injury, the team at Baldwin Pediatrics can give them the urgent care they need — no appointment necessary. Call or stop by the office today or click online to book an appointment that fits your schedule at any time.