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We found 3 urgent care providers who accept Alliance PPO near Oakland, CA.

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Dr. Kai L Ouye, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Urgent Care
747 52nd Street; Medical Director's Office
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Kai Ouye, who practices in Oakland, CA and Fremont, CA, is a medical specialist in urgent care. She is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland's residency program. Dr. Ouye accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Urgent Care
5220 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Lily Ngo's medical specialty is urgent care. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Ngo's training includes residency programs at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

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Dr. Wanny Tam, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Urgent Care
Summit Unit
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Wanny Tam specializes in urgent care. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tam attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland for residency. Dr. Tam (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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What is Urgent Care?

Urgent care medicine is the treatment of patients who have pressing or serious medical problems, but who are not able to see their regular physician. Urgent care clinics, sometimes called walk-in clinics, do not take appointments and are often open late and on weekends and holidays. They provide access to medical care for patients whose regular doctor’s office is closed, or whose medical problem is too immediate to wait until they can get in to see their regular doctor.

Urgent care is related to emergency care, but the two are different. Emergency care is for patients who are critically ill or injured, meaning they are likely to die if they don’t receive medical treatment right away. Urgent care is for patients whose problems are not life-threatening, but they still need to be seen within 24 hours.

Some of the issues typically treated at an urgent care clinic include:
  • Sprains, strains, and minor broken bones
  • Ear infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Mild allergic reactions
  • Fever and flu
  • Minor wounds that require stitches
  • Strep throat
  • Mild asthma attacks

Some urgent care clinics even offer routine preventive care without an appointment, such as vaccines.

Urgent care physicians work in a fast-paced environment and see a variety of clients, injuries and illnesses. They must be knowledgeable about the medical care of patients of all ages, genders, and all common medical problems. Urgent care doctors do not perform surgery or care for patients in the hospital, but their work is never dull, with new and unexpected cases arriving every day. They provide an incredibly valuable health care service in the United States; they relieve the pressure on emergency rooms, while at the same time, many people rely on urgent care as their primary health care.

It’s good to know that wherever you go, at any time of day, there’s always a doctor available.