At some point in our lives we will all experience a health problem. Sometimes urgent medical attention is necessary, and it's important to know when to seek proper treatment.
What Is Acute Care?
Acute Care refers to variety of illnesses and injuries that appears suddenly and usually last only for a short amount of time. This is different from chronic disease, which tend to develop gradually and can remain for years.
Some conditions for which Acute Care may be needed include:
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Painful urination
- Abdominal pain
Through a physical examination and identifying your symptoms, we can provide a diagnosis and individualized treatment plan to provide the care that is needed.
Serious Acute Illness/Injury
Some acute illnesses/injuries, however, come on suddenly and produce life-threatening symptoms. These include:
- Heart attacks
- Asthma attacks
- Organ failure
If you suspect you may have a severe acute illness/injury, it's important that you call 911 and/or go straight to your nearest emergency room.