Urgent Care Specialist

Natalia Southerland, MD -  - Family Physician

Brand New Med

Natalia Southerland, MD

Family Physician located in Waxahachie, TX

The emergency room is the last place you want to be when you’re suffering from flu symptoms or an infection. At Brand New Med in Waxahachie, Texas, Dr. Natalia Southerland offers comprehensive urgent care services with same- or next-day appointments to get you feeling better faster. You can relax in a comfortable, nonclinical environment and see Dr. Southerland personally to review your symptoms and get the treatment you need. Call the office directly or book online for an urgent care appointment.

Urgent Care Q & A

What urgent care treatments are available?

Dr. Southerland provides a full range of comprehensive health services for treating conditions  that require urgent care, such as:

  • Rashes
  • Colds and flu
  • Cuts and scrapes
  • Sprains and strains
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) screenings

With advanced diagnostics and treatment services, Dr. Southerland can identify your specific medical issues and treat them accordingly so you’ll feel better as quickly as possible.

How are sprains and strains treated?

Musculoskeletal injuries, including common muscle strains and sprains, vary in severity. Dr. Southerland discusses your symptoms with you and evaluates your pain level to determine the best course of treatment.

Dr. Southerland may recommend over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatories to keep you comfortable. She may also suggest using cold or heat therapy to treat the affected muscle.

If your injury proves to be more serious than a sprain, such as with a possible bone break or fracture, Dr. Southerland can connect you with a specialist for further treatment. She can also order or refer you for X-rays if needed.

How are urinary tract infections diagnosed?

Common symptoms of a UTI include:

  • Cloudy urine
  • Strong-smelling urine
  • Persistent urge to urinate
  • Burning or stinging sensations during urination

In women, urinary tract infections may cause pelvic pain.

Dr. Southerland offers on-site urinalysis for fast diagnosis of a urinary tract infection. She can prescribe antibiotic medications to clear the infection and provide relief of your symptoms.

What is an upper respiratory infection?

An upper respiratory infection is a contagious condition that affects your nose, throat, and the bronchi of your lungs. This type of infection can be the result of either bacteria or a virus and spreads through person-to-person contact.

Upper respiratory infections include conditions such as:

  • Sinusitis: inflammation in the sinuses
  • Laryngitis: inflammation of the larynx
  • Bronchitis: inflammation of the bronchial tubes that travel from the trachea to your lungs
  • Epiglottitis: inflammation in the upper part of your trachea that can result in a blockage of air flow into your trachea and lungs

If the cause of the infection is viral, then there’s no effective treatment and you must let the illness run its course. Dr. Southerland can recommend remedies to keep you comfortable and help you breathe, including over-the-counter nasal sprays and fever reducers.

For bacterial infections, Dr. Southerland can provide prescription antibiotics to alleviate your symptoms and shorten the duration of the illness.

To learn more about available urgent care services, schedule an appointment online or by calling Brand New Med today.