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Urgent Care Specialist

Shamala Mohanasundaram, M.D. -  - Board Certified Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Shamala

Shamala Mohanasundaram, M.D.

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician located in Los Gatos, CA

Where you have a minor injury, the flu, strep throat, or the common cold, rest assured you’re in good hands with highly trained family medicine physician Dr. Shamala. In Los Gatos, California, Dr. Shamala provides personalized and effective urgent care services for you and your family. You can expect the prompt and compassionate medical care and support you deserve when life turns an unexpected corner. Call Dr. Shamala’s office, as she may be available to provide you same-day urgent care appointment.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Shamala, MD, provides a range of urgent care services to treat numerous minor medical concerns the same day or as soon as possible. Dr. Shamala offers onsite screenings and testing, such as X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, urine testing and blood work, EKGs, and testing for the flu A and B and strep.

Urgent care is efficient and immediate medical care for health problems requiring prompt medical attention, that aren’t life-threatening or limb-threatening, critical, or serious enough for a visit to the emergency room.

What are some of the reasons for urgent care visits?

Some of the most common reasons for urgent care visits involve mono, a common cold, sinus infections, a sprained ankle, and strep throat.

Urinary tract infections

A urinary tract infection (UTI) can happen in any part of your urinary system. If you have a UTI, you might experience a frequent urge to urinate and a burning sensation during urination.

Sprained ankle

Ankle sprains typically occur when you twist or turn your ankle in a way that can tear or stretch ligaments.

Common cold

The common cold is a virus that infects your upper respiratory tract. You might have symptoms, such as sneezing, a low-grade fever, nasal congestion, coughing, and a sore throat.

How are an urgent care clinic and an emergency room different?

Emergency care clinics and emergency rooms deal with life-threatening, limb-threatening, and critical conditions. For example, if you have chest pain or shortness of breath and you’re worried it could be a heart attack, you should visit your nearest emergency room as quickly as you can. Emergency care is reserved for medical problems and conditions necessitating immediate medical attention.

A medical center like Dr. Shamala’s office provides urgent care services and treats acute illnesses and problems, such as the flu, strep throat, allergies, and minor injuries, burns, and lacerations. If you visit an urgent care center and your condition is deemed more serious, you’ll be quickly redirected to the nearest emergency room.

Urgent care gives you access to the same high standard of medical care with convenience and efficiency and without the business of the emergency room.

Dr. Shamala offers valuable services, such as physical exams, comprehensive consultations and screenings, and expert advice. 

Much of the future is unforeseen, but if you have an acute medical concern, you know you and your family can depend on Dr. Shamala. Book online, or call today.