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Immediate Care

Prima Medicine -  - Internal Medicine

Prima Medicine

Internal Medicine & Family Medicine located in Fairfax, VA, South Riding, VA & Merrifield, VA

Colds, flu, and injuries can leave you feeling unwell and uncomfortable. At Prima Medicine, with offices in Fairfax and South Riding, Virginia, Chethana Rao, MD, and the nationally recognized medical team can help. They provide comprehensive immediate care services, including fast diagnostics and a variety of treatments, that focus on your recovery. You can skip the long wait at the local emergency room and receive the medical attention you need to start feeling better. Same-day appointments are available by calling the office or through the online booking feature. Visit us for walk-in medical care in Fairfax and South Riding today.





Immediate Care Q & A

What immediate care services are available?

The medical team at Prima Medicine offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for a variety of acute and chronic conditions. You can expect individualized care for issues like:

  • Infections
  • Colds and flu
  • Strep throat
  • Minor injuries

The caring staff also provides diagnostic services for unexplained pain, breathing difficulties, and skin rashes.

Pediatric immediate care services are also available. Dr. Rao and the medical staff are experienced in diagnosing and treating illnesses and injuries, including sports injuries, burns, and animal bites, in children of all ages.

How can I receive immediate care?

The Prima Medical staff works hard to provide same-day and next-day appointments to accommodate your medical needs. You can also reach the experienced nursing team outside of normal business hours by calling the after-hours support line.

If you do have a life-threatening condition that needs emergency treatment, call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room immediately.

What diagnostic options are available?

For your convenience, both Prima Medicine offices offer the latest diagnostic technologies on-site to ensure you receive a fast, accurate diagnosis.

After a careful review of your symptoms, Dr. Rao could recommend blood work or other diagnostic tests that can identify conditions like:

  • Flu
  • Asthma
  • Strep throat
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Urinary tract infection

Once they reach a proper diagnosis, Dr. Rao and her team create a custom treatment plan that focuses on helping you feel better.

What treatments are available for immediate care needs?

Depending on your needs, Dr. Rao and the Prima Medicine staff will determine the right course of treatment to help you recover quickly.

For a variety of infections, Dr. Rao prescribes a course of antibiotics to clear the condition and alleviate your pain and other symptoms.

If you’re visiting because of minor injuries, the staff focuses early treatment on preventing your condition from worsening. They offer stitches for open wounds and can treat burns on-site. If there’s a need for further treatment, Dr. Rao can refer you to a specialist for more serious injuries, including broken bones.

You don’t have to wait for Immediate care treatment. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online to schedule a same-day or next-day evaluation by our experienced family care doctor in Fairfax or South Riding.