If you play sports, cook family meals, garden or are otherwise physically active, you are going to get hurt at some time. When you do, head from the playground or the kitchen to an office of NY Family Docs in your neighborhood. We have ten offices in Brooklyn and Queens and we can make a bruise feel better or determine if you need to have a broken bone reset. If you need treatment for a non-life-threatening injury call the office nearest you for an appointment or schedule an appointment online.
Injuries Q & A
What injuries can be treated?
The NY Family Docs medical team can evaluate a number of injuries and treat them on-site, including:
The doctors are also equipped to assess sports-related injuries, including bruises, muscle sprains and strains, and concussions.
For more serious injuries like open head wounds, deep cuts, suspected broken bones, or a loss of consciousness, you should call 911 or seek treatment at the nearest emergency room without delay.
What diagnostics are available for injuries?
To confirm a diagnosis and identify the severity of your injury, the NY Family Docs staff members offer the convenience of on-site diagnostics. This ensures you get accurate, fast results, so treatment can begin as soon as possible.
Each NY Family Docs office provides on-site diagnostics services, including EKGs and blood work. The doctors also affiliate with many local area hospitals in Brooklyn and Queens, including Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Northwell Health, and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, if you need additional diagnostic testing. They also have a group of specialists that regularly see patients at their offices such as neurologists, orthopedists, cardiologists who can further assess your injury and offer treatment plans.
What can I expect during my visit for injury care?
You can walk, or hop, right into a NY Family Docs office after setting up a same-day appointment to ensure you get a fast evaluation of your injury and the right treatment.
During your evaluation, a healthcare provider will review your medical history, talk to you about where you hurt, and examine the affected area.
If your provider suspects you have a fracture or broken bone, you might need an X-ray. Then you might need a cast or even a visit to a surgeon to reset the bone. If this is the case, you may be sent to a nearby radiology center or referred to a specialist.
We offer on-site treatments of cuts and burns, which might include medications to rub on your skin and proper bandaging. Healthcare staff will also give you advice about managing your pain with over-the-counter or prescription medications.
When you need urgent care for any unexpected injury, visit the NY Family Docs office nearest you for a same-day consultation without delay; book an appointment online or by phone.