The healthcare community has certainly been through massive changes over the course of the pandemic. While it is good news that the pandemic’s emergency status is coming to an end in May, it also brings some changes to the availability and capabilities of telemedicine.
What isn’t changing are the benefits that an in-person medical appointment at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville can offer you. Our local, friendly approach to patient care is remaining consistent, and we explain below why an in-person visit with us is a reliable way to seek medical care.
What Can AFC Do for Me?
When you walk through the doors of our center, you will be greeted by all of our friendly faces! From our front desk crew to our medical providers, we are passionate about patient care and we can offer you a human touch that goes beyond what you can get from behind a screen.
If you come to see us for a new illness or concerning injury, we are able to see it up close and in person, allowing for a more comprehensive exam. This can result in a faster and, definitely more accurate, diagnosis. If needed, when you’re in the clinic, you can have additional testing done to help confirm or make a diagnosis—including an X-ray, bloodwork or a rapid test.
The Benefits of an In-Person Visit
- Access to further testing
- Better patient/provider relationships
- Accurate and comprehensive diagnosis
- Personal touch
Why Should I Be Seen by a Medical Provider?
While we were in the middle of the pandemic, having the option of telemedicine was certainly convenien, and it was a way to help keep everyone safe in a world full of uncertainty. Even though it was a useful tool, it didn’t allow medical providers a chance to visit with patients in a comprehensive way.
If you wanted to be seen for your sore throat, a doctor was not able to assess you through the screen like could be done in person. An in-person exam allows our staff to thoroughly evaluate you and order further testing or dig further into the issue. At AFC Urgent Care Knoxville, we encourage you to come see us whenever you aren’t feeling your best. Everyone on our team will be happy to see your face and wants to help you feel better soon!
In-Person Services We Provide
- Thorough, patient-centered visits
- Lab services
- Rapid testing for flu, COVID-19, strep throat and some STDs
We are always here for you. Come see us at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville today.