Urgent Care Specialist

Dr. Randy N. Karu -  - Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Randy N. Karu

Family Medicine Physician & General Surgeon located in Pomona, CA

You don’t get to pick when you or your loved ones get sick. Dr. Randy Karu in Pomona, California, provides same-day urgent care services to ensure you get the evaluation and treatment you need despite the worst timing. Urgent care services are the best solution for cuts requiring stitches, colds, ear infections, and other acute injuries and illnesses that need prompt treatment. To learn more about the value of urgent care services and how they can provide you with convenience and improved outcomes, call Dr. Karu’s office today.

Urgent Care Q & A

Which conditions can be treated in urgent care?

Dr. Karu is a family medicine physician, which means he’s qualified to treat any condition you may be experiencing. Urgent care is the best fit in non-emergencies situations that require same-day treatment, including:

  • Colds and other common illnesses
  • Ear infections, pink eye, and rashes
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Stomach flu, constipation, vomiting, diarrhea, or other gastrointestinal problems
  • Influenza, pneumonia, bronchitis, and cough
  • Minor injuries, like cuts and burns
  • Urinary tract infections

Does Dr. Karu provide emergency services?

Dr. Karu’s clinic is equipped for cosmetic, family medicine, and urgent care services, which means almost any condition can be treated with ease from his office. However, some life-threatening illnesses are best treated in an emergency room. Patients experiencing difficulty breathing, loss of consciousness, hemorrhaging (uncontrollable bleeding), chest pain, or trauma should call 911 or seek treatment in the nearest emergency room. Pregnancy problems should also be treated in the emergency room rather than urgent care.

How are conditions managed after an urgent care appointment?

Many patients require follow-up evaluation after they’re seen in urgent care. The staff at Dr. Karu’s office ensure that each patient knows what to expect following their appointment, including any future appointments they should plan to attend.

Does insurance cover urgent care visits?

The services covered by your insurance depend on the agreement (policy) you have with your insurance company. Most insurance policies cover urgent care visits. Some policies – like major medical policies designed to cover hospitalizations and surgeries but not routine medical care – may not. The staff at Dr. Karu’s office can assist you in determining the level of coverage included in your policy.

Are diagnostic tests available in urgent care?

Yes. Urinalysis and blood draws for testing are done. Patients will receive orders for X-rays off site. Stat lab and X-ray results will be conveyed to patients as soon as they are available. Certain tests may take up to three days to process; in that case, Dr. Karu or a nurse calls you with your results when they receive them.