is my breathing problem serious?
At University Urgent Care in Fort Worth, TX, we understand the urgency when you are having difficulty breathing. Our team of physicians is board certified in emergency medicine, and our facility is equipped with an onsite laboratory with digital x-rays to efficiently diagnose the cause of your breathing difficulties. We want to help find a solution as soon as possible. Whether your breathing is affected by asthma, bronchitis, or pneumonia, our staff is experienced and our clinic is equipped to help treat individuals in the Frisco Heights, Tanglewood, Paschal, and TCU neighborhoods with quality care in a timely manner.
what are some common respiratory illnesses?
There are a number of common respiratory illnesses which can cause difficulty breathing. Our staff is prepared to quickly determine whether your symptoms can be treated in our facility, or whether you will require emergency care. If the latter is determined to be the case, we will assist you in seeking our emergent care. Conditions we are experienced to treat in our facility include:
Asthma – A chronic respiratory disease that flares up on occasion causing tightness in the chest, coughing, and wheezing. Symptoms vary and can be severe and potentially deadly.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – A disease most commonly caused by smoking. Symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing, and mucus buildup.
Emphysema – Chronic COPD, also caused by smoking. Symptoms include frequent coughing, trouble breathing, and wheezing.
Bronchitis – An infection of the respiratory system, caused by a virus or toxins. Symptoms vary with severity, but include a deep cough, fatigues, wheezing, and congestion of the chest and lungs.
Pneumonia – A severe infection of the lungs, caused by bacteria, virus, or fungus. Symptoms mimic the flu with an excessive and painful cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, and achiness. Often requires admission into the hospital.
"The wait time was very short and they accepted my insurance. I found out that you can also set an appointment online through Solv in advance. Staff was very friendly and very helpful. The building is decorated really cute and is very clean. I saw a nurse practitioner and she gave me exactly what i needed to get better and answered all my questions. This is probably the best urgent care in fort worth."- S.F. / Yelp / Jun 23, 2020
"Fast. Friendly. Thorough."- K.F. / Google / Mar 27, 2020
"Staff was phenomenal- efficient, courteous, professional. We thank you for your quick service and friendliness. We highly recommend this Urgent Care!"- K.D. / Google / Mar 27, 2020
"Amazing. I went in as a walk in on a Saturday. It took all of 5 minutes for me to sign in, fill out paper work, pay , and get sent back into a room. They closed the door and before i could sit down Steve was i. To check my vitals, get info about my feelings and do a Flu test on me. Soon as he left the doctor came in. Review ever thing. I had no flu, but she sent me to an ER THAT was best for my care. They were Amazing friendly GREAT customer service and really care for the patient. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM!!!💖👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾"- K.B. / Google / Mar 27, 2020
"The staff at University urgent care is always wonderful to their patients. We have been there a few times and every time has been great. No one wants to go to an urgent care or have anything bad happen, but when it does university urgent care is the place we go first!"- B.R. / Google / Mar 27, 2020
what should i do if i'm struggling to breathe?
Anytime you are struggling to breathe, we recommend you seek treatment. In some situations, your breathing condition could become worse without treatment, leading to severe repercussions. University Urgent Care can provide fast, efficient treatment for your breathing conditions to help you breathe easier, faster.
what are treatments for breathing problems?
At University Urgent Care, it is our goal to see you as promptly as possible, as we understand that breathing difficulty is a serious cause for concern. After being checked in, our staff members will listen to your breathing, assess your symptoms, and determine whether you can be treated in our facility or need emergent care. Should your symptoms warrant care at our facility, we will likely take digital x-rays of your chest, place your on a pulse oximetry monitor, and take blood samples. Our onsite laboratory is equipped to return lab results in a matter of minutes to help determine the best course of medical treatment. These methods or recommendations could include:
- Oral steroids
- Smoking cessation
- Oxygen therapy
- Antibiotics and/or long-term control medications
- Asthma inhalers
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contact us today for breathing problem solutions
When you are experiencing difficulty breathing, you need to seek medical treatment immediately. It is never a good idea to wait until your primary care physician is available or to wait and see if your symptoms subside. With a conveniently located urgent care facility that caters to the Greater Fort Worth area, University Urgent Care is nearby and ready to help you find a solution to your breathing and lung symptoms. If you are suffering from symptoms that may be the result of a lung condition, we encourage you to come by our facility at your earliest convenience. Our goal is to help you breathe better, sooner.
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