Primary care and urgent care serve different roles in the health care system, each catering to specific patient needs. Primary care providers (PCPs) manage your overall health over time, offering continuous and comprehensive care. Urgent care centers address non-life-threatening medical issues that require prompt attention, typically within 24 hours. 

In this video, Dr. Megan Tierney, an internal medicine primary care physician at Northside Hospital, discusses the critical differences in when to visit your PCP versus urgent care. 

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Dr. Megan Tierney

Specialties: Internal Medicine

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Dr. Megan Tierney is a board-certified internal medicine specialist with Northside Hospital Diagnostic Clinic.

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