Urgent Care

Stephen Payne, MD -  - Family Medicine

Stephen Payne, MD

Family Medicine located in Williamstown, MA

When you’re suffering from a urinary tract infection or a chronic condition like diabetes, you can’t always wait for an appointment to open up. Stephen Payne, MD is a skilled family physician providing urgent care services to men, women, and children in Williamstown, Massachusetts. With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Payne is ready to address all of your healthcare needs. To make an urgent care appointment, call Dr. Payne or schedule a visit online today.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

If you need quick and convenient medical attention for a non-emergency condition, Dr. Stephen Payne can help. Common urgent care conditions that he treats at his family practice include:

  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Dehydration
  • Sore throats
  • Cold, flu, and fever
  • Sprains and strains
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Vomiting, nausea, or diarrhea
  • Breathing difficulties like mild asthma attacks

Dr. Payne also addresses issues associated with chronic conditions – like diabetes – at urgent care appointments. Urgent care issues are not considered a medical emergency but still require immediate attention.

What is a medical emergency?

A medical emergency requires immediate attention because of its severe or life-threatening nature. Some medical emergencies include:

  • Poisoning
  • Vision loss
  • Severe pain
  • Compound fractures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Slurred or confused speech
  • Bleeding that can’t be controlled
  • Sudden numbness or weakness
  • Burns that are moderate to severe
  • Chest pain lasting more than two minutes

These symptoms indicate health problems that can be lethal, such as a heart attack or stroke. If you’re experiencing any of the issues above, call 911 or go to the emergency room immediately.

What treatments are offered through urgent care?

Dr. Payne offers various health care services through urgent care appointments. Some of Dr. Payne’s urgent care services include:

  • Physical exams
  • Skin care like tag removal
  • Depression and anxiety treatment
  • Hypertension and diabetes management
  • Care for pulmonary issues like asthma and COPD

During your urgent care appointment, Dr. Payne reviews your symptoms and medical history to diagnose your condition. To assist with his diagnosis, Dr. Payne might recommend additional tests like digital X-rays or bloodwork to look for disease or identify underlying health conditions.

Dr. Payne works closely with you to provide attentive and personalized care to ensure your health condition is addressed and then involves you in the decision-making process around your treatment.

He also provides preventive health care, manages chronic conditions, and diagnoses health problems that need treatment.

To schedule an urgent care appointment with Dr. Payne, call or book online today.