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We found 6 urgent care providers who accept Blue Shield of California - Shared Advantage ASO - Tiered Network Plan for John Muir near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Steven John Vilter, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #230
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Steven Vilter's specialties are family medicine and urgent care. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. Dr. Vilter is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG).

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Dr. Julie Lynne Allen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 230
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Julie Allen's medical specialty is family medicine and urgent care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Allen graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is conversant in Medical Spanish.

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Dr. Ari A Zadel, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Urgent Care
1524 32nd Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Ari Zadel specializes in urgent care and practices in Sacramento, CA, San Rafael, CA, and Fremont, CA. Dr. Zadel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Zadel's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Lorraine Elizabeth Abate, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 230
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Lorraine Abate's specialties are family medicine and urgent care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abate takes. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG).

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Dr. Luis Alejandro Juarez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 230
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Luis Juarez specializes in family medicine and urgent care. Dr. Juarez is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Derrick W Chan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 230
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Derrick Chan's areas of specialization are family medicine and urgent care. Dr. Chan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Chan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG).

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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.