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Urgent Care Specialist

Garcia Family Medicine - A Direct Primary Care Practice

Theresa C Garcia, MD, FAAFP

Family Medicine Physician & Obesity Medicine located in Eastern Jackson County, Blue Springs, MO

Medical emergencies often happen when you least expect them. When they do, Garcia Family Medicine - A Direct Primary Care Practice in Blue Springs, Missouri, is here for you. Family medicine physician Theresa Garcia, MD, FAAFP, affectionately known by her patients as Dr. Tess, and her exceptional staff offer comprehensive urgent care services when time is of the essence. Schedule an appointment with Garcia Family Medicine by calling the office, booking online, or simply walking in today.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care at Garcia Family Medicine includes immediate, comprehensive medical care for non-life-threatening medical emergencies. This means Garcia Family Medicine patients can avoid going to the emergency room for many medical conditions.

Which conditions may require urgent care?

Garcia Family Medicine is a place you can receive quality evaluations, diagnoses, and treatments when time is of the essence. Non-life-threatening emergencies that may warrant urgent care services include:

  • Asthma exacerbation
  • Strep throat
  • Mono
  • Ear infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Wounds
  • Burns
  • Fractures
  • High or long-lasting fevers
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Other severe or chronic pain


If you’re unsure if your condition warrants a same-day appointment, the team at Garcia Family Medicine can answer many of your questions over the phone.

What happens during urgent care visits?

When you arrive at Garcia Family Medicine for an urgent care visit, a professional sees you with little to no wait time. Staff members weigh you and check your vital signs, including your pulse, blood pressure, and temperature.

Dr. Tess reviews your medical history and symptoms. She completes a physical examination to check for signs of illness and disease. Dr. Tess evaluates your throat, eyes, ears, breathing, heartbeat, abdomen, reflexes, and more.

She may recommend diagnostic testing like urine tests or microscopic examinations of body fluids (or skin scrapings) free of charge. Dr. Tess might suggest blood tests, asthma or allergy testing, heart function tests, X-rays, or other imaging procedures to diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan.

What are my urgent care treatment options?

Depending on the type and severity of your medical condition, Garcia Family Medicine offers the following treatments:

  • Rest, fluids, and home remedies
  • Health education
  • Dietary supplements
  • Prescription medications
  • Laceration repair
  • Other types of wound care
  • Asthma treatments
  • Illness treatments
  • Fracture care
  • Sports injury treatments
  • Mental health treatments


Dr. Tess can refer you out for additional diagnostic testing or treatment if you or a loved one has a serious or life-threatening condition.

If you experience a non-life-threatening emergency and need immediate assistance, call Garcia Family Medicine to schedule an appointment, book one online, or simply walk in today.