Acute Illness

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Whether it’s a case of the flu or simply a common cold, we’re all going to experience a health concern at some point in our lives. Many of the little illnesses we get will pass on their own, but some conditions require the attention of a qualified provider. Acute diseases are those that have a rapid onset and tend to only stick around for a short period of time, unlike chronic diseases. It can be difficult to tell whether your condition requires immediate care or will simply pass on its own. Who wants to waste a trip to the Nurse Practitioner’s office only to find out the solution is “bed rest and plenty of fluids”?

Acute Illness Treatment Using Telemedicine Services

When you’re facing a health problem, the last thing you want to think about is commuting to your Nurse Practitioner’s office. With our services, you’re able to avoid a trip to the clinic by engaging in our telemedicine services. You can receive treatment wherever you are, so long as there’s a steady internet connection, and you won’t have to pencil in a whole day getting to your appointment for a simple diagnosis. If you’re currently feeling any of the following symptoms, it may be time to give our offices a call:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny Nose
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Sneezing 
  • Earache 
  • Nausea 
  • Sore Throat

Any of these minor symptoms can be an indicator that you’re currently experiencing an acute disease that can benefit from treatment. In many cases, these symptoms aren’t indicative of anything serious and can often be treated with nothing more than a little rest and a course of antibiotics. It always pays to have it checked out, however, as there’s a risk they’re signs of a more serious acute condition. Potentially life-threatening acute conditions include:

  • Pneumonia
  • Appendicitis 
  • Organ failure 
  • Asthma attacks 
  • Acute Bronchitis 
  • Heart Attack

These conditions may require immediate care and may necessitate 911. If you believe you may be experiencing such a condition, immediately call 911 or take a trip to your emergency room. For all other acute diseases, save yourself the inconvenience and frustration of a trip to the Nurse Practitioner’s office through the technology of telemedicine.

Keep You And Your Family Healthy With Telemedicine For Acute Illness

There are many benefits to taking advantage of our telemedicine services, starting with the convenience of not having to drive to the office to see your practitioner. By providing care in your home, we eliminate the risk of cross-infection from other patients using the same environment. In many cases, we’re able to provide an improved assessment by learning more about your environment and how it may contribute to your illness. If you have more questions about our telemedicine services for acute illness, reach out to us today to schedule an appointment. We’ll arrange an online visit at a time that’s convenient for you and help you discover the benefits of receiving care via telemedicine services.

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