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We found 6 urgent care providers who accept CIGNA POS near Oakland, CA.

Dr. Jeffery John Leinen, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
2100 Powell Street; Suite 900
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Leinen is a specialist in urgent care and emergency medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Leinen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice.

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Dr. Patricio Martin Chavez, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
2070 Clinton Avenue
Alameda, CA
 

Dr. Patricio Chavez practices urgent care and emergency medicine. He studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He trained at Merrithew Memorial Hospital and Clinics for residency. Dr. Chavez honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Chavez's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF).

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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 is a physician who specializes in urgent care. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ouye is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Her education and training includes medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Dr. Ouye honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Lily Ngo's medical specialty is urgent care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Ngo performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ngo honors.

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

Dr. Wanny Tam sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and Oakland, CA. Her medical specialty is urgent care. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tam takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Tam trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Dr. Tam (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Tam's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
501 South Shore Center W, - 103c; S
Alameda, CA
 

Dr. Hon-Wai Lam specializes in family medicine and urgent care and practices in Alameda, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lam takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alameda Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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.