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Understanding and Receiving Urgent Care


To get medical attentions at a right time and location in a right way decides if the outcome of your medical care be either bad or fair or good. That may even affect your life or death. Hence, it is imperative to know when, where, what, and how to do so to get a right good care.

To address and solve these common important concerns for good right medical care comprises the discussions below.

After reading and understanding this article, you surely gain enough insights on how to work closer and better with the doctors who may attend your urgent concern. As a result, a good outcome with time-/ life-/ cost-saving, less mental and physical stress, and suffering will naturally come to your way and assured. So, read on…

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What are the common basic issues deciding if you will get adequate medical care or not?

They are to know:

  1. What is a disease or sickness?
  2. What is optimal care?
  3. How urgent do you need to see the doctors?
  4. What should you do so doctors can take care of you in a timely and efficient manner?
  5. What are the possible dispositions of your care?

What is a disease or sickness?

Feeling mentally or/and physically uncomfortable or someone telling you that you do not look right suggests you have a disease and should seek a timely medical attention. However, feeling uncomfortable is subjective and its perceived degree may widely vary among people depending on and reflecting their individual mental and physical health and capacity. Despite these, any newly or suddenly developing symptoms should alert you to seek medical attention in a timely fashion; never try to wait out.

Then the issues of How soon? Where to go? How to handle it? will naturally come up to your mind; you are worrying.

What is the optimal care?

Getting the best care is most desirable. In reality, nothing could be best or perfect, but reasonable, depending on the situation or environment you are in considering your personal aassessment and availability of medical facility or professionals, and how all desired steps may be executed.

So, work with the doctors closely to get the right diagnosis and care at the time and location under the circumstance.


When should you seek medical attention?

The timing of care may be classified as non-urgent, urgent, and emergent. Any newly developing discomfort should alert an urgent or emergent attention common examples are:

  • Pain: If in the chest, consider cardiac events and do not wait and speculate; if in the flank or back or upper abdomen, consider possible stone passage, gallbladder stone attack, … or even an expanding aortic aneurysm;…
  • Fever of clear reasons with/without local or regional symptoms like those from urinary tract infection (UTI), kidney infection (pyelonephritis), gallbladder stone/infection, etc.
  • The physical and mental instability which makes you unable to handle daily chore and tasks of living. You may have a difficulty to stand up with dizziness, commonly related to low blood pressure (hypotension). At times, sudden turn of major depression may make you incapable to get on.

For those known recurrent but bearable events could be classified as non-urgent, but still advised to be checked over for sure within 1-2 days.

Occasionally, you may not feel anything wrong but someone around you noticing and telling you that you do not look right, like looking pale or gaunt. The conditions with this feature are usually chronic like ones with chronic kidney failure or liver disease.

All in all, we have to exercise common sense to trust what the body may tell or show us what is going wrong; do not wait, especially something new and/or unbearable.

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What should you do so doctors can take care of you timely and efficiently?

Feeling something not right should alert you to observe and collect all the related symptoms stressing the sequence of events focusing on their onset, degree or intensity, duration, interval, possible progress, fluctuation, evolution, and resolution, and bring this information to the attending doctors for analysis. At seeing doctors, make sure to answer the questions whatever the doctors may ask.

Together, a best possible history-taking can be obtained to help deduce a best possible diagnosis after a timely proper physical examination plus testing has been carried out.


What are the possible dispositions of your care?

Most commonly, you may just go home with certain medication and related instructions. If the diagnosis is right and medication is helpful, you expect to feel better. But at times the clinical course may not run as usually expected to be better; instead, becoming worse as warned, you should keep a close contact with the doctors for potentially modifying the course of care timely.

Occasionally, you may be placed in the facility for observation so to timely rule out some more serious events, or rarely you may be directly admitted for acute care to deal with some emergent illnesses like heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, respiratory distress, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, etc.

In short, working closely with the doctors as described will be the best bet you have to get the best possible care with/without medication and/or surgery/procedures at a reasonable time in a reasonable fashion, although in reality medical professionals have never really cured anything for anyone yet.


Let’s Hear From You

After reading this article, please leave a positive comment if you feel its contents is useful to help you take the most reasonable options of care for your erectile dysfunction.

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Of course, if you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach me at 734-846-2699 or realinct2002@yahoo.com. Further, if needing more help/support? You may set up a private personal counseling so to decide what would be most reasonable for you. Doing so will ease your unnecessary anxiety and fear. Don’t you like that? I am ready for you.

Now I wish you the best to get the most reasonable care for erectile dysfunction and other matters of life as described in Perfect Sex... and What is Life?…


James Chin-Ti Lin, M.D.

Certified urologist, award-winning author, and founder of www.ForMeFirst.com and www.sick-ask.com

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6 Replies to “Understanding and Receiving Urgent Care”

William Hearn

November 3, 2017 at 2:18 pm

Thank you Dr. for such a comprehensive and informative website. I especially appreciate the article on what we should eat and drink. I believe that many of our modern ailments are caused by the food we eat, chemical laden drinks we consume, the utter lack of proper exercise, and poor sleep. One thing I would like to see is an article on how our electronic devices are affecting our sleep. I believe that leaving the TV on in our bedroom, or having a cell phone next to our beds is impeding our sleep. I suspect that, while the cell phone is near, our minds are constantly on the alert for a call or message: leaving us in a constant state of awareness which deprives us of our sleep and leaving us waking more tired than when we lay down. Such chronic lack of sleep may lead to a myriad of mental as well as physical disorders.

On an esthetic note . . . the graphics are excellent and each matches its article. I would like to see an image across the header on the main page. For some reason the blank, white, empty space is somehow mildly disturbing. It’s odd, but it is the little things that make the biggest difference. I trust that you know best and will do as you believe to be right.

Thank you again for this wonderful and comprehensive sit. I shall pass it on to others in my email group. I believe many may benefit from your wisdom and experience.

William Hearn



    November 3, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Hi! William, Thank you for taking time and effort to peruse articles in http://www.ebettercare.com. You sensitively mentioned and touched upon the consequence from over-viewing TV and over-attending to social media. Yes, that is a real concern for almost every one, for which I wrote some contents to address how to make the best use of our limited capital of life, which is our personal unique spiritual and physical value, ability, and capacity plus 24/6/365. To decide what we should do, we have to know what kinds of activities are essential or optional… which was detailed on section 2.2 – page 41 – of What is Life?… in https://ebettercare.com/life-live-controlled-realistic-happy-life/.
    So, your point is well thought and taken. Best to health and success, James


Mike Wood

October 13, 2017 at 2:33 am

Thank you for making this site. I have always been the type of person to just suffer and not go to a doctor for care. Now that I see most of the time you can go home with the medication I need, and only stay in the hospital if needed, I will not take chances with my health. Thank you again for making this site. It is very educational.


Steve Tattershall

October 12, 2017 at 5:08 pm

I appreciate this broad ranging and comprehensive explanation of urgent care and how to address it. I enjoyed your final statement, and found it very unusual to come from a doctor:
“… in reality medical professionals have never really cured anything or anyone yet.” While I’ve heard such statements from people in natural and holistic medical disciplines, I’m surprised to hear it from an MD.
Could you expand on this statement and explain how we can hope for relief from disease if medical professionals cannot cure it?

Thanks for an informative and thought provoking article,



    October 13, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Hi! Steve, I would like to thank you very much for taking time and effort to peruse the article and give positive comments, which will definitely help more people in the world to live a long happy life. Besides, I also value your skepticism so I can write more and better for more people in the world. In time, I will expand the view on how to handle medical woes when medical professionals could not do anything more to cure. Thank you for the suggesting and reminding. Have many many wonderful days to come and best wish to success…



    October 16, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Hi! Steve,
    Thank you for taking time, mind, and effort to review and leave suggestions, particularly on expanding the ideas on the hope to relieve the pain and stress from incurable diseases, which I Will soon work on and upload such a reading.
    Cheers and best to health…
    James Chin-Ti Lin, M.D.


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