Immediate care for minor, non-life-threatening conditions is now available at Rosamond Urgent Care. Nurse Practitioner Questa Edwards, FNP-C, explains what you need to know about this convenient walk-in facility and what she loves most about helping patients here. Edwards is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) with a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) who brings advanced training and more than a decade of clinical experience to her position.
Q: What is urgent care and when should a patient come to Rosamond Urgent Care?
Urgent care is an option between your primary care provider and the emergency room. You would come to see us for things like allergies, minor burns, coughs, colds, minor cuts and ear infections. We also offer physicals, EKG testing, medication refills and some blood testing. If you have an emergency, like chest pain or shortness of breath, call 9-1-1 or get to your nearest emergency room.
Q: What can patients expect when they come to Rosamond Urgent Care?
First, you will be greeted by a staff dedicated to making sure you get treated quickly and efficiently. After a brief registration, a medical assistant takes your vital signs. Next, you are seen by a nurse practitioner. If needed, we can test on-site for things like flu, strep and urinary tract infections. After diagnosis, we provide you with a care plan and information about other resources if needed. Finally, we check back in within 48 hours to see how you are feeling.
Q: How important is it to have a center like this in the community?
It is very important. Because of our location, it’s so much easier to come and see us here. That lets us really focus on the symptoms that you’re having right at that time. Our expanded hours make us an especially convenient option and because no appointment is necessary, you can just walk right in.
Q: Why would you recommend Rosamond Urgent Care to a friend?
We provide quality care in an easily accessible location. As a nurse practitioner in an urgent care setting, I have the opportunity to assess you as a whole, offer a diagnosis and provide a plan of care. I just love when I get to see you without the symptoms that brought you here – when you’re able to say, “Yes, I’m so much better.” That’s my favorite part of the job.