Alicia Allman, PA, is convinced the StarMed Family & Urgent Care clinic in east Charlotte is in a perfect location.
“You’re going to get great care quickly,” said Allman, who has worked in healthcare for eight years. “We’re tailored for this community. We have a bilingual staff (Spanish and English). Our wait times for patients are often shorter than other urgent care clinics, and definitely shorter than a hospital emergency room. For most treatments, we can do it here. Let us help you.”
The clinic, at 5344 Central Ave., offers primary care services and a wide range of urgent care services for any non-life-threatening ailment. Patients of all ages can be treated.
Allman is a Charlotte native who was raised in a Honduran household. She can speak, read, and write in Spanish. That helps when she’s communicating with patients, and often prevents confusion or uncertainty. The clinic is in a predominantly Spanish-speaking area.
Walk-in patients are welcome, and Allman said almost every patient can be seen the same day.
StarMed’s primary care services dedicated to the wellness and education of communities include:
- Annual checkups
- Pediatric care
- Women’s health
- Anxiety/depression management
- ADD/ADHD assessment and treatment.
When an unforeseen circumstance that isn’t life-threatening pops up, StarMed’s urgent care services offer fast and professional medical treatment, including:
- Urinary tract infections
- Pink eye
- Sinus infections
- Sutures and stitches
- Minor allergic reactions
- Sprains and minor fractures
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Upper respiratory infections
- Minor burns and sunburn
- Any wound with controlled bleeding
StarMed’s clinic also provides examinations for anyone needing Department of Transportation certification in order to obtain a license to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). The DOT exams are available Mondays through Fridays only (no weekends).
The clinic continues to offer COVID-19 vaccinations and testing. It’s an important step in decreasing the effects of the pandemic. There is no cost to you to get vaccinated, with or without insurance.
Allman stresses that getting vaccinated is a worthwhile step in the battle against the COVID-19 virus.
“We have always put an emphasis on preventative medicine,” she said. “It is so much easier to prevent a serious illness than to hope you can make it through a severe illness because you didn’t get the vaccine. The vaccine isn’t something to be afraid of, it’s something to be grateful for.”
“We’ve always used vaccines to prevent suffering. The COVID-19 vaccination is preventing illness, suffering and death. That’s very important.”
To learn more about StarMed’s Eastland Clinic, click here.
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