Acute Illness Care

Family Medicine & Primary Care Center located in Robbins, NC

Acute Illness Care services offered in Robbins, NC

Everyone experiences illness at some point, including the common cold. At North Moore Family Practice, Vonda Reives, FNP-C, and Kristin Hockersmith, FNP, provide acute illness care to people in the greater Robbins, North Carolina, area. Whether it’s a headache that won’t go away or a respiratory illness, the practice gets you the quick and efficient care you need to feel better. To make an appointment with the team, call the office today, or book a consultation on the website.

What is acute illness care?

Acute illness care encompasses medical issues that occur suddenly and require medical attention. Acute problems show up quickly, usually without warning, and only last for a short duration.

Acute illnesses differ greatly from chronic conditions because they can resolve on their own or with medical care. Alternatively, chronic conditions stick around for months or years.

Acute illnesses can range from mild to severe. For instance, physicians consider a sudden onset of pain an acute illness, as it comes on quickly and can be severe. Headaches are also regarded as acute but often resolve on their own.

North Moore Family Practice offers several treatments for a large variety of chronic illnesses. If you’re not feeling like yourself or have experienced an injury, the highly trained team can help.

When do you need acute illness care?

Anytime an illness or injury occurs, or you’re not feeling well, the practice can see you for acute illness care. While some acute illnesses resolve as quickly as they show up, others may require medical attention. Examples of acute illnesses the practice treats include:

  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

These acute illnesses are often uncomfortable but rarely life-threatening. However, the practice also can see you for more serious acute illnesses, such as an asthma attack, broken bone, or other minor injuries.

What treatments are involved in acute illness care?

The type of treatments the practice offers are tailored to your specific acute illness. The team takes the time to evaluate your symptoms and review your medical history to create a personalized treatment plan.

For example, a broken bone requires stabilization with a cast or splint and pain management. The practice provides all of that. 

An asthma attack requires oxygen, an albuterol treatment, and a prescription for an inhaler. The team at North Moore Family Practice offers asthma care and specialized therapies.

Whether your acute illness is minor or serious, the team provides efficient and professional treatments to get you feeling back to normal.

If you need an appointment for an acute illness, call the office in Robbins, North Carolina, or send the team a message on the website.