Gaffar Syed MD
Internal Medicine & Primary Care Practices located in Frederick, MD
With today’s modern, busy lifestyle, it can be difficult to schedule an appointment with your doctor. Gaffar Syed, MD, offers a solution to managing your health with same-day, walk-in availability. Whether you’re due for an annual exam, have an urgent care matter, or just don’t want to wait a few days to schedule an appointment — visit the practice’s walk-in clinic. If you prefer to have an appointment to limit your wait time, call the office in Frederick, Maryland, or use the online form to schedule.
Walk-In Clinic Q & A
What is a walk-in clinic?
Walk-in healthcare refers to any medical practice that sees patients without requiring them to schedule an appointment in advance. Walk-in clinics were originally designed as an alternative to the emergency room for patients without health insurance.
Today, walk-in clinics are a great healthcare option for anyone in need of a doctor and find it difficult to book an appointment due to a busy schedule.
When can I schedule a same-day appointment?
No one wants to call their doctor when they’re not feeling well and find out they can’t get an appointment until later in the week. At the office of Gaffar Syed, MD, you can see Dr. Syed anytime during the practice’s operating hours.
While the facility is not equipped to handle life-threatening and critical health conditions like at a hospital emergency room, you can stop in for same-day service for the most common ailments, including:
- Flu or severe cold symptoms
- Severe migraines
- Minor cuts
- Strains and sprains
While scheduling an appointment can reduce the time you spend in the waiting room, walk-in availability makes it possible to see Dr. Syed for urgent healthcare needs or fit in necessary healthcare exams even if you have an unpredictable schedule.
Why is a walk-in appointment better than urgent care?
Urgent care centers are another form of a walk-in clinic, but it usually makes more sense to use the walk-in services at your own primary care doctor instead of going to urgent care.
As your primary care physician, Dr. Syed already has a comprehensive understanding of your medical history and can make educated healthcare decisions more quickly than a physician who has never treated you before. If you need non-life-threatening, urgent care, visit Dr. Syed before going to urgent care if possible.
If you don’t currently have a primary care doctor, use the walk-in services at the offices of Gaffar Syed, MD, and then schedule follow-up appointments by calling the practice or using the online tool to book for continuation and consistency in your healthcare.
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