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Dr. Alfredo Quinonez is an internal medicine physician at the Gaslamp Medical Center in San Diego, California, who welcomes walk-ins to his office, as long as you’re willing to exercise patience on busy days. Whether you’re an established patient coming in for a primary care issue, in need of a work physical, or a San Diego tourist with a sore throat, Dr. Quinonez is happy to see you without an appointment.
As an independent practitioner, Dr. Quinonez offers a unique service in today’s sometimes rigidly scheduled world of medicine. He combines his years of medical expertise with the ease of walk-in visits for the convenience of his patients.
Typical visitors to his walk-in clinic include business travelers who can’t wait until they return home to see their doctor, busy moms with a suddenly free afternoon who need medication refills, and bus drivers who need a DOT physical.
You can rely on the health care professionals at Gaslamp Medical Center to provide skilled urgent care services when you can’t wait for an appointment and don’t have an illness or injury that requires emergency room treatment.
The clinic is equipped to provide lab services, diagnostic X-rays, and even suturing for simple lacerations. And if that suspected ankle sprain turns out to be a fracture, Dr. Quinonez can place a splint on it and refer you to a nearby emergency room.
Because he understands that your schedule sometimes changes, Dr. Quinonez also offers primary care, walk-in services for his established patients. Whether you need a quick diabetic checkup and routine labs or have a sore throat and fever, Dr. Quinonez is willing to see you without an appointment.
You can expect the same quality care as a walk-in patient that Dr. Quinonez provides his scheduled patients.
Expect to be greeted warmly as you check in at the front desk and then wait for a nurse to call you back to the exam/treatment area. Every patient is valued but because walk-in services are typically provided on a first-come, first-served basis, your wait time depends on the number of patients already at the clinic.
Before you see Dr. Quinonez, the nurse performs a detailed intake that includes questions about your medical history, current medications, and the symptoms that bring you to the clinic.
Dr. Quinonez reviews your history carefully, examines you, and may recommend labs or diagnostic studies to further evaluate your health status. He then makes his diagnosis, explains his treatment plan, and provides any necessary prescriptions.