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ER Services

Emergency Illness & Injury Care

SwiftStar is your dedicated resource for immediate care in the face of injuries and illnesses. Staffed with experienced, board-certified physicians, we specialize in the management of critical medical situations in both adults and children. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, our center provides advanced laboratory and imaging services, ensuring accurate diagnosis and care. Residents can rely on SwiftStar for prompt and precise medical attention—delivering top-tier care without delays.

What Is Injury Care?

Injury care is designed to promptly address a broad spectrum of medical conditions. SwiftStar specializes in treating common injuries such as fractures, severe sprains, open wounds, and head injuries.

Common injuries for visiting SwiftStar Emergency

  • Minor Cuts and Lacerations

  • Fractures and Sprains

  • Broken bones

  • Minor burns from cooking or hot surfaces

  • Strains and sprains

  • Contusions (bruises)

  • Mild allergic reactions

  • Insect bites or stings

  • Asthma attacks

  • Shortness of breath

  • Concussions

  • Minor head trauma

  • Food poisoning

  • Dehydration

  • Minor skin infections

  • Ear or throat infections

  • Dog bites

  • Cat scratches

  • Foreign object in the eye

  • Minor eye injuries

What Is Illness Care?

Individuals may visit our facility to treat illnesses with persistent symptoms, including high fever, difficulty breathing, and severe pain. Our services ensure timely and expert care for urgent medical needs.

Common illnesses for visiting SwiftStar:

  • High Fever

  • Severe cough

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Anaphylaxis

  • Severe allergic responses to insect stings or foods

  • Acute exacerbations of asthma symptoms

  • Severe dehydration from vomiting, diarrhea, or other causes

  • Acute abdominal pain that may indicate serious issues

  • Intense and persistent headaches or migraines

  • Extremely high blood pressure requiring immediate attention

  • Severe or persistent chest pain

  • Uncontrolled seizures or prolonged seizure activity

  • Infections with high fever, such as pneumonia or urinary tract infections

  • Acute and severe back pain

  • Sudden numbness, weakness, or difficulty speaking

  • Persistent and severe vomiting

  • Persistent and severe diarrhea

  • Cellulitis or other severe skin infections

When individuals present with injuries or illnesses, medical professionals often conduct a comprehensive assessment tailored to the specific situation. This may involve a physical examination to evaluate symptoms and imaging studies such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs for detailed insights. Blood tests and urinalysis help identify infections or assess organ function. Additional procedures, like electrocardiograms, ultrasounds, lumbar punctures, and endoscopies, may be employed based on the suspected condition. Neurological tests, including reflex and sensory examinations, contribute to assessing nervous system function. The specific tests performed depend on the patient’s symptoms and medical history.

What to expect at SwiftStar

Following a diagnosis, a treatment plan is devised, encompassing medications, wound care, fracture immobilization, and any necessary procedures. For complex cases, our physicians may collaborate with specialists for additional evaluation or surgical intervention.

For less severe cases manageable on an outpatient basis, discharge follows, accompanied by detailed instructions for follow-up care, prescribed medications, and any necessary specialist appointments.

  • What are the common causes of abdominal pain?
    Abdominal pain can arise from various factors, including indigestion, gas, infections like gastroenteritis or urinary tract infections (UTIs), and conditions such as appendicitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or gallstones. Additionally, menstrual cramps, injury or trauma to the abdominal area, kidney stones, and even serious conditions like abdominal aortic aneurysm or cancer can also lead to abdominal discomfort.
  • How can I differentiate between abdominal pain and symptoms of a heart attack?
    Abdominal pain typically manifests as discomfort or distress in the region between the chest and pelvis, often accompanied by symptoms such as cramping, bloating, or sharp pain. On the other hand, a heart attack usually presents as chest pain or discomfort, which may radiate to the arms, neck, jaw, or back, along with symptoms like shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, and a feeling of impending doom. While abdominal pain may sometimes resemble indigestion, especially in women, it’s crucial to seek immediate medical attention if there’s suspicion of a heart attack, as symptoms can vary.
  • What diagnostic procedures are performed for abdominal pain at SwiftStar Emergency?
    At SwiftStar Emergency, the diagnostic process for abdominal pain begins with a thorough assessment of symptoms and a detailed physical examination, including gentle palpation to pinpoint the source of discomfort. Additional evaluations such as blood tests, urinalysis, ultrasound, and potentially a CT scan may be ordered based on the initial assessment. These diagnostic tools help our team swiftly identify the underlying cause of abdominal pain and tailor treatment accordingly.
  • What treatment options are available for abdominal pain at SwiftStar Emergency?
    Treatment for abdominal pain at SwiftStar Emergency may include medications to alleviate pain and inflammation, manage infections, regulate bowel movements, or control stomach acid production. In cases where a serious underlying issue such as appendicitis or a hernia is identified, surgical intervention may be necessary. Our skilled team of board-certified physicians and experienced staff are dedicated to providing prompt and appropriate care for acute or chronic abdominal pain across all age groups.
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