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The doctor on staff was awesome. She was friendly and a genuine person. I wish more doctors had a personality and empathy like that.
I’m impressed with the service from the nurse, physician & doctor, and the very lovely & friendly
My visits have been fantastic both times I’ve gone. The woman at the front desk was courteous and professional, and prompt. The nurse was excellent. Same treatment as the front desk and the smoothest phlebotomist going. The doctor was great, calm, thorough, polite, and knowledgeable. I wish he were my GP. Overall? 11 out of 10.
I had no complaints when I went there. I was seen promptly, and all the staff was very nice!!
Excellent service: respected and loved by all. Thank you for a fantastic experience. I would always recommend Nao Medical. Thank you.
Prompt and helpful service. The assistant and doctors were very pleasant and thorough.
Very pleased with the service. The staff was very courteous and professional.
Services are performed well, very caring staff offers you immediate attention as soon as possible.
The service was excellent. I felt very comfortable despite it being my first visit. I would come back here again.
I was able to get timely and proper service when I needed it most. 5-stars all around.
Everything was great; the entire team was helpful, friendly, and professional
I’ve been to Nao Medical, I think, three times, and their staff is delightful. If you are in dire pain, they take you in as soon as possible, if not sooner. The offices and exam rooms are spotless. All of the medical staff is very knowledgeable, patient, and understanding. I highly recommend it.
I would like to thank a receptionist for being beyond kind and helpful. I came this Saturday morning, and she was the only one at the desk. Thank you so much for being a beautiful positive person. All the staff was also excellent.
My daughter came in with stomach pain, and your doctor was able to diagnose that she probably had appendicitis. I took her to the emergency room, and she did have to have her appendix removed. Thank you so much for your help.
The staff and the doctors were all very kind and caring. I was very worried about my child’s health. I appreciate your clinic being open on Saturdays. This saved us a trip to the ER, which can be scary for a child. Thank you again!
Your staff in Hicksville is amazing, kind, patient, and thorough!!! Thank your team for me!!!!
Amazing customer service. Always able to see a doctor in a timely manner. The staff is always courteous and professional. I will definitely be returning to this location.
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Can urgent care do stitches?
This depends on how serious the cut is and where the cut is located. Urgent care clinics can provide stitches for shallow cuts that have no torn edges, not spurting bright red blood, and not exposing a joint, vein, or muscle. If the cut has those characteristics, is bleeding profusely even when pressure is applied, and is located on the face or scalp, then it is best to go to the ER.
What happens if I don’t get stitches for a cut?
If you don’t get stitches for a cut, it may take longer for the wound to close and heal. Not only is that inconvenient and bothersome, there is also a risk for infection.
Do I need stitches if it stops bleeding?
If your wound stops bleeding when you add gauze bandages, then you won’t need stitches. But if it keeps bleeding through the bandages, even with direct pressure, then you might need to get stitches.
How soon should wounds get stitched?
A wound that needs stitches should get them within six to eight hour after the injury.
Are stitches supposed to hurt after?
It is normal for stitches to hurt. The pain should decrease as the wound heals. For deeper tissues, any pain and soreness may last another week or more.
What is the difference between emergency and urgent care?
The difference between emergency and urgent care is that emergency rooms in hospitals treat life-threatening conditions and injuries, whereas urgent care clinics treat illnesses and injuries that require immediate medical attention but are non-life-threatening.
Are urgent care centers open after hours?
Yes. Most of our urgent care centers are open after hours, making health care more accessible for all residents in NYC.
Should I make an appointment for Urgent Care?
Not necessarily. Most urgent cares accept walk-in patients. But if you want shorter wait times, you can book an appointment through phone or online.
Can I pay for my urgent care stitches without insurance?
If you have no insurance, we provide our services without insurance for self-pay patients, giving you the care when you need it most.