If you need immediate medical care and your condition is not life-threatening, come to AllCare where no appointment is necessary. We are open 6 days a week and offer the benefit of on-site x-ray, EKG and lab draw facility to help expedite and diagnose your medical problem.
Minor Health Conditions Treated at Our Walk-in Facility:
- Sinus infections or upper respiratory infections
- Bladder infections
- Strep throat
- Pink eye or styes
- Minor injuries, such as burns, sprains, lacerations/cuts
- Skin conditions, such as warts or eczema
- Bug bites, animal bites
- Flu shots
- Tetanus vaccinations
- Routine physicals for school or work
- Pregnancy tests
Winter Visitors Accepted
AllCare will care for you during your winter stay in Arizona. We will partner with your primary care physician back home by requesting your records and electronically transmit your Arizona records back to your primary care physician each time you are seen at our offices, to ensure you get the best of care during your stay in Arizona. We offer walk-in care without appointments, as well as on-site lab, EKG and x-ray services.
AllCare offers student discounts. College students need to bring their student IDs to receive this value-added benefit.
STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) Checks
You might be wondering if you need a test for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or you may be wondering if your partner needs one. Whatever the reason, the more information you have, the better you can protect your sexual health. Learn more by visiting the Center for Disease Control and Prevention online at http://cdc.gov/
If you think you may have been exposed to an infection, getting tested for STDs is a great way to protect your sexual health. It's also a great way to protect the health of your partner. There is no single test for every sexually transmitted disease — tests are specific to each infection. Let AllCare help you decide what STD tests make the most sense for your situation.
AllCare provides discounted school physicals for children and young adults – no appointment is necessary. If your child wears corrective lenses, you must bring your eyeglasses or contacts with you in order to pass the school physical.
Lacerations, Cuts, Burns and Minor Wound Care
A minor wound is small and sufficiently clean so that the edges can be easily approximated using steri-strips, but come to AllCare:
- If there are any signs of infection, such as redness, swelling, or drainage from the wound, or if you have a fever.
- If you are uncertain when or if your tetanus shot has been more than 10 years ago.
- If the wound is located on the face, penetrating deep in the skin, involving other tissue causing the loss of sensation, motion or bleeding.
Treatment suggestions for minor wounds:
- Wash your hands well so that you do not further contaminate the wound.
- Wash area well with warm soapy water for about 60 seconds or longer, making certain that dirt and foreign bodies are removed. Rinse well with tepid water and blot dry.
- Applying a small amount of antibiotic ointment, such as bacitracin, is optional.
- Cover with a loose bandage that will keep out the dirt, or a Band-Aid. Change the bandage/band-aid whenever it is loose or dirty, and at least one time a day.
- Check to be sure that you have had a tetanus shot in the past 10 years.
Back Injuries, Joint Sprains and Strains
Muscle strains and lumbar sprains are the most common causes of low back pain. A low back muscle strain occurs when the muscle fibers are abnormally stretched or torn. A lumbar sprain occurs when the ligaments, the tough bands of tissue that hold bones together, are torn from their attachments. Differentiating a strain from a sprain can be difficult, as both injuries will show similar symptoms. In general, it doesn't matter what you call the problem because the treatment and prognosis for both back strains and sprains is the same.
Nearly everyone will experience low back pain at some point in their life – it is the second most common cause of missed days of work in the United States! (Only a common cold causes more missed work). Almost all of these low back injuries are due to injuries of the muscle or ligament. Some warning signs of a serious injury to the spine include: loss of control of bladder or bowels; progressive lower extremity weakness; and severe, constant pain.
At AllCare, we can treat many of the common dermatological problems such as:
- mole removal
- skin rashes
On-Site X-rays, EKG and Lab Draw Facility
AllCare has on-site x-rays which can greatly expedite the overall time required to diagnose your ailment. X-rays are safe and effective for people of all ages. AllCare utilizes x-rays for a variety of reasons:
- To determine whether a bone is chipped, dislocated or broken (fractured).
- To evaluate joint injuries and bone infections.
- To diagnose and monitor degenerative conditions, such as arthritis.
- To screen for lung diseases and heart disease.
- To diagnose the cause of a persistent cough or chest pain.
AllCare offers the benefit of on-site EKG testing at their Scottsdale office. Whether you call it an EKG or an ECG, an electrocardiogram is an important and painless tool for detecting heart disease and irregular heart beats.
Lab Draw Facility
AllCare offers a convenient on-site lab draw facility which can lead to earlier detection, diagnosis, and more effective and timely treatment. If your health insurance provider utilizes another laboratory, AllCare will have your labs serviced by that provider for your convenience.
Dr. Gerace is specialized in osteopathic manipulation which is the study of the musculoskeletal system. Osteopathic spinal manipulation utilizes non-invasive healing modalities to manipulate the tissue and fluids of the body to ensure a full-body approach to treatment.
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, (D.O.) and M.D.s are fully-licensed physicians authorized to prescribe medicine and perform surgeries. Physicians of Osteopathy are not Chiropractors because Chiropractors are not medical doctors and cannot prescribe medications or perform surgeries, although both perform spinal manipulation.
DOT Physicals and Drug Testing
AllCare provides quick and easy physicals, no appointment is necessary, to help commercial drivers fulfill regulatory, department of transportation requirements for licensure. Bring any required forms, including the DOT Medical Examination Report with “Driver Information” and “Health History” sections completed.
A Practitioner will perform an examination including: (1) Simple physical exam; (2) Review of your health and social history; and (3) Urine testing
AllCare will complete your Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination form and provide you with a summary of your office visit. If you have a primary care physician, we will electronically forward your records at your request.
AllCare offers walk-in services for employee injuries, illness, and health care needs. We will return each employee to work in a timely manner and keep your company and workmen’s comp carrier informed. AllCare offers same day services with no appointment necessary.
Occupational services include:
- Work-related injuries
- DOT physicals
- Sprains/strains of joints or back
- Spinal adjustments
- Laceration repairs
- PPD testing
- Flu shots
- X-rays and EKGs
- Laboratory testing
- Audiometry screening