Urgent Care Specialist

Forest Pediatrics

Pediatrics located in The Woodlands, TX & Montgomery, TX

When you have a sick child, you can access the urgent care services available at Forest Pediatrics in The Woodlands, Texas. Murray Fershtman, MD, a board-certified pediatrician, and the staff provide high-quality urgent care services without long wait times. You can get your child tested for flu, COVID-19, or strep throat, or address a fracture, so they can receive the treatment they need to feel better. Call Forest Pediatrics, or book an appointment online today to learn more about the available urgent care services.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care includes a variety of services to address sudden illness or injury. At Forest Pediatrics, Dr. Fershtman offers comprehensive pediatric urgent care services to care for unexplained pain and other symptoms that may relate to:

  • Flu
  • Colds
  • Strep throat
  • COVID-19
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  • Fractures
  • Minor cuts
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Diarrhea and stomach upset
  • Allergic reactions
  • Asthma attacks

Dr. Fershtman uses on-site rapid lab testing to confirm viruses and also offers X-rays to evaluate musculoskeletal injuries like sprains and fractures. He also offers suturing services for lacerations and services to treat infections and abscesses.

When should I schedule an urgent care appointment?

You should contact Forest Pediatrics if your child has symptoms that you can’t treat at home, such as:

  • Rash
  • High fever
  • Sore throat
  • Chronic cough
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nasal congestion

In infants and young children, it’s important to seek medical care right away if your child has a fever or trouble breathing. If you have any questions about changes in your baby or toddler’s health, you can always call Forest Pediatrics for guidance.

You can request an urgent care appointment if your child shows signs of an injury, such as bleeding, swelling, or pain.

Dr. Fershtman can also address behavioral issues relating to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that cause injuries or otherwise put your child at risk.

What can I expect during an urgent care appointment?

Dr. Fershtman prioritizes the needs of sick children and provides urgent care appointments as quickly as possible. He listens to your child’s symptoms and your concerns before recommending the best course of treatment.

The on-site lab testing provides fast confirmation of a virus, like strep throat or flu. This information helps Dr. Fershtman design a treatment plan so your child feels better quickly. He may recommend a prescription or over-the-counter medication and rest to help your child recover.

If your child has an open wound, Dr. Fershtman can provide sutures to reduce their risk for infection and additional complications. He also performs abscess incisions and drainage to treat infections resulting from cuts or burns.

For broken bones and other serious orthopedic injuries, he may provide a splint or refer you to a specialist for additional care.

If your child needs urgent care for an illness or an injury, call Forest Pediatrics, or request a consultation online today.