Urgent Care Specialist

South Naperville Family Practice, Ltd.

Family Medicine Physicians & Aesthetic Specialists located in Aurora, IL

Robert Steslow, DO, knows that medical issues don’t always conveniently arise during regular business hours. The office at South Naperville Family Practice in Aurora, Illinois offers walk-in hours from 8am to 9am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays to accommodate patients in need. If you have a cold, flu, minor cut, or other health issue that can’t wait until you’re able to schedule an appointment, call the office. Dr. Richard Steslow and staff have flexible hours to meet your needs. However, if you feel like you can wait until the next business day, you can also schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

If you have a medical incident that isn’t life threatening, an urgent care clinic offers you a viable alternative to the traditional emergency room, which often has long wait times and a high cost. Urgent care deals with most primary care issues that your family physician treats, but with extended hours offered on evenings and weekends. At South Naperville Family Practice, Dr. Steslow provides valuable advice and treatment for your acute health issues.

What issues can be treated at an urgent care clinic?

Almost any medical problem that isn’t a life-threatening emergency but can’t wait for a regular doctor appointment can be treated at urgent care within South Naperville Family Practice. Urgent care is usually used for issues that need care within 24 hours.

Conditions that Dr. Steslow often sees patients for on an “urgent” basis include:

  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Skin rashes or hives
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Allergy symptoms
  • Cuts or lacerations

If your medical issue is one you’d typically address with your regular physician, but can’t wait for an appointment, it’s appropriate for urgent care. Regular patients of Dr. Steslow may also come in for urgent care needs and have the added benefit of meeting with a doctor who’s already familiar with their health history.

Can urgent care replace treatment from a regular physician?

Urgent care is for mild to moderate emergencies, but it can’t replace the important treatment and attention you receive from your regular primary care physician. Dr. Steslow does provide family medicine services, so if you do come in for an emergency that needs follow-up, you can call the office or use the online tool to schedule such an appointment and have your health monitored regularly.

South Naperville Family Physician shouldn’t replace an emergency room visit if you have extremely dire symptoms, such as severe chest pains, uncontrolled bleeding, or unconsciousness. You may also call 911 in such situations.

What are the benefits of urgent care treatment?

Urgent care treatment provides you prompt attention for concerning ailments and gives you peace of mind. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, Dr. Steslow can offer his expertise in a wide variety of conditions and acute health needs. It’s also convenient and offers shorter wait times.