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Doctor Explaining to the Patients

When you have a medical problem that requires attention within a 24-hour period but isn’t a life-threatening emergency, you don’t need an emergency room. A primary care office with walk-in visits and lab services, or an urgent care center, is generally the best place to start.

At the office of Lake Family Medicine & Imaging in Sanford, Florida, general practitioner Dr. Raj Kandavanam and his staff offer outstanding primary care as well as a walk-in option for patients who need fast assistance. And because our office also has on-site imaginglaboratory, and pharmacy services, we can handle a wide range of complaints with ease.

Why an All-in-One Practice?

Lake Family Medicine & Imaging was initially founded on the idea of having on-site services to assist a general medicine practice. By offering one-stop shopping, you save both time and money. Some benefits include:

  • No need to make extra appointments
  • No time spent running between offices
  • Blood draws and X-rays are available during the appointment
  • A doctor can order additional tests while you’re there
  • The doctor receives test results quickly
  • You can pick up your medication before you leave
  • A doctor can easily monitor prescriptions
What Conditions Can a Walk-in Visit Treat?

Walk-in appointments are for people with mild-to-serious medical conditions that aren’t life-threatening. These include:

  • Sore throat and fever
  • Ear and sinus infections
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Pneumonia or the flu
  • Nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting
  • Bacterial or viral conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Strains, sprains, and fractures
  • Cuts, wounds, and burns
  • Mild concussions
  • Migraines or other persistent headaches
  • Allergic reactions such as itching or a rash
  • Asthma attacks

Other benefits of a walk-in visit include:

  • Costs less to see Dr. Kandavanam than to see an ER physician; especially important for lower-income patients or those with no insurance
  • Spend less time waiting to be seen and treated than in an ER

On the other hand, if you have a more serious injury or illness, you need to go for emergency care. Such situations include:

  • Heart attacks/chest pain
  • Stroke/sudden paralysis
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Unstoppable bleeding
  • Head injuries, especially with the loss of consciousness
  • Third-degree burns
  • Poisoning
  • Mental health emergencies
  • Major trauma, such as car accidents and gunshot wounds
What Types of Tests Can a Walk-in Visit Provide?

Because we handle a wide variety of conditions for a walk-in visit, as well as being a general medical practice, we have an array of diagnostic services available, including:

  • On-site X-rays
  • On-site laboratory facilities
  • Allergy testing
  • Rapid flu and strep throat testing
  • COVID-19 testing
  • Medication prescriptions and refills
  • Wound care
  • Casts, braces, and slings
  • Chronic disease screenings
  • STD screenings

Our primary care services are also available to diagnose illnesses, treat chronic conditions, and offer routine vaccinations. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of physical exams, including annual wellness checks and specialized sports, school, and flight physicals.

If you have a non-life-threatening but urgent injury or illness, drop by the Lake Family Medicine & Imaging office for a walk-in appointment. You can also schedule a same-day appointment by calling 407-232-7655 or by contacting us online.