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Acute Care

When you have an unexpected illness or injury, you need acute care to assess, diagnose, and treat your health issue. Rekha Kesavan, MD, and the team at Comprehensive Primary Care in Lawrenceville and Suwanee, Georgia, provide acute care services. The knowledgeable and caring team offers accurate diagnostics and the latest in treatment options. To schedule an acute care appointment, call the office nearest you or book online today.

Acute Care Q & A

What is acute care?

Acute care, also known as sick care, is a medical service that immediately addresses your unexpected health issues or problems. With acute care, you see your health provider as soon as possible. 

Comprehensive Primary Care provides acute care appointments. Instead of going to an urgent care clinic or emergency room, the caring and compassionate team at the primary care practice provides the testing, services, and treatments you need for your unexpected illness or injury. 

When do I need acute care?

You need acute care when you have an illness or injury you can’t treat at home. Health issues that benefit from acute care at Comprehensive Primary Care include:

  • Cold or flu symptoms that last longer than a week
  • Sore throat
  • Ear infection
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • High fever
  • Allergic reaction
  • Hives or rash
  • Non-life-threatening sport, work, or car injury
  • Sprain or strain
  • Minor cut or laceration
  • Sexually transmitted disease symptoms

You may also benefit from acute care services at Comprehensive Primary Care if you’re having a hard time managing a chronic health condition, such as higher than normal blood sugar numbers with diabetes. The team also offers help for managing COVID-19 symptoms. 

If you have chest pain, shortness of breath, a head injury, or a large bleeding wound, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. 

What can I expect during an acute care appointment?

You can expect a thorough exam during your acute care appointment at Comprehensive Primary Care. The team wants to fully understand your health issue so they can provide the best treatment.

Your provider asks detailed questions about your health concerns and symptoms. They also review your medical history and the types of medications and supplements you take. Your provider conducts an exam and may run various tests to confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis.

Comprehensive Primary Care is a state-of-the-art practice and performs many diagnostic tests at the office, including:

  • Labs
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) to measure heart activity
  • Stress testing to assess heart health

After the exam, your provider talks to you about your health condition and provides treatment recommendations. They may request you come back to the office for a follow-up appointment so they can monitor your health and adjust your treatment as needed.

When you need acute care for an unexpected illness or injury, call Comprehensive Primary Care or schedule an appointment online today.