Injuries

Pinnacle Primary Clinic

Family Practice located in Bakersfield, CA

If the last thing you want to do is visit a walk-in clinic or emergency room when you get hurt, you need a provider who offers same-day appointments. Pinnacle Primary Care offers walk-in care and same-day appointments for their clients who sustain injuries. One of the four providers -- Dr. Gohar Gevorgyan, Dr. Fakruddin Hasta, physician assistant Eural Gordon, and nurse practitioner Renee Rocha -- is always available to tend to minor illnesses and injuries. Call or stop by the Bakersfield, California practice if you need to be seen right away.

Injuries Q & A

What types of injuries can be treated?

The attentive team at Pinnacle Primary Care is equipped to treat minor injuries from crashes, sports incidents, and falls. They provide walk-in care and same-day appointments for pressing medical concerns.

You can see them for the following acute injuries and complications:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Pulled muscles
  • Dislocated joints
  • Minor fractures
  • Abrasions
  • Cuts and wounds
  • Burns
  • Animal bites
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Cellulitis
  • Infections

When should I see a doctor for an injury?

You can see a doctor at Pinnacle Primary Care any time you want to be checked over, especially if you have an injury that shouldn’t be treated at home. A doctor should always evaluate you if you experience any of the following:

  • A significant injury in a crash, sports accident, or fall
  • A potentially fractured bone
  • Significant swelling or bruising
  • Inability to put weight on or use a limb
  • Symptoms that interfere with your normal activities
  • Skin changes, such as color changes or rashes
  • Symptoms that don’t go away on their own

When should I go to the ER?

If you experience a traumatic injury that requires immediate attention, you should head to the emergency room instead. You may need more specialized care if you’re in a significant accident or have a severe health condition.

The emergency room is more equipped to handle the following:

  • Spinal or head injuries
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Significant blood loss
  • Gashes that require more than a few stitches
  • Broken bones
  • Significant burns
  • Signs of a heart attack
  • Any life-threatening injury or health condition

If you aren’t sure whether to go to the ER or the clinic, you can always call Pinnacle Primary Care and ask for recommendations.

How can I prevent injury and re-injury?

Injuries aren’t always preventable, but you can take some preventive measures to avoid or minimize injury. The best strategy is to use common sense and always follow your doctor and physical therapists’ instructions.

You should always wear the protective gear recommended for your sport or job and follow the relevant safety guidelines. The best way to minimize injury in a car accident is to wear your seatbelt.

Warmups and proper conditioning can help you avoid injury during any activity, whether at home, on the playing field, or at a job site. Take the time to prime your body and always stop activity when you’re fatigued or in pain.

If you need walk-in care for a minor injury, call or visit Pinnacle Primary Care right away.