Primary Care Specialist

NewMed Immediate Care

Urgent Care located in Rolling Meadows, IL

If you develop a sore throat or fever or sprain your ankle while playing sports, primary care services can provide prompt, same-day treatment, and get you on the road to recovery. At NewMed Immediate Care in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, urgent care specialist Ruchir Thakkar, MD, offers primary care services to patients of all ages, including immediate treatment via urgent care. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book a consultation online today.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care is a branch of medicine that provides basic treatment for a host of issues, including sprains and strains, respiratory infections, and seasonal flu.

Primary care focuses on your health in the long-term. It includes diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness, as well as preventive measures like physical exams and laboratory testing.

Your primary care physician serves as a home base for you and your family’s health needs. Aside from treating injuries and illness, they can update immunizations, develop treatment plans, and improve your quality of life.

What are the different types of primary care?

NewMed Immediate Care offers several types of primary care, including:

Family medicine

Family medicine cares for every member of your family, from children to adults. Family medicine allows you to receive the medical treatment you need without scheduling appointments with several providers at multiple locations.

Internal medicine

Internal medicine is a branch of primary care focused on diagnosing and treating illnesses in adults. It provides tips, insights, and education to help you age gracefully, ensuring a long and healthy life.


Pediatrics is a type of primary care that provides care for infants, children, and teenagers. Children grow rapidly, which makes them more susceptible to certain illnesses and injuries. A pediatrician tailors treatment to your child’s individual needs.

Obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN)

Obstetrics and gynecology is a type of primary care focused on women’s reproductive health and family planning. This includes STD testing, prenatal care, and birth control.

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is a type of primary care that provides prompt treatment for non-life-threatening emergencies. If you’re unable to meet with your primary care physician, but you need to see a medical professional immediately, urgent care can help.

What conditions can urgent care treat?

NewMed Immediate Care provides urgent care services for a variety of common health problems, including:

  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Minor infections and abscesses
  • Asthma attacks and allergic reactions
  • Skin rashes and irritation
  • Minor fractures
  • Minor cuts, scrapes, and wounds
  • Common illnesses like pink eye and strep throat

You might also benefit from urgent care if you suffer a work or sports-related injury.

If you or a loved one requires primary care or urgent care services, schedule an appointment at NewMed Immediate Care right away. Call the office to speak with a team member or book a consultation online today.