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Acute Care Specialist

Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors

Family Practice Physicians located in Irving, TX

If someone in your family gets sick or injured, it’s reassuring to know that you can call on your family physician for acute care when you need help. Vijayalakshmi Raghu, MD, and her team at Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors in Irving, Texas, offer walk-ins, same-day appointments, and secure telemedicine for all your urgent care needs. To learn more about acute care services, call the Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors office in Irving, Texas, today to schedule an appointment. You can also use the online scheduling page to book, any time of day or night from the comfort of home.

Acute Care Q&A

What is acute care?

Acute care is a service the Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors team provides for patients with urgent health problems, such as:

Acute illnesses

Illnesses and infections that develop rapidly in a day or two might require acute care. Common examples include:

  • Colds and flu
  • Eye infections
  • Strep throat
  • Ear infections
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Sunstroke and dehydration 

Injuries

Cuts and scrapes, minor burns and scalds, puncture wounds, and sprains and strains are some reasons you’d need acute care.

Chronic disease flare-ups

Chronic diseases may last for months and years (many chronic diseases are lifelong). While they need ongoing management, you can also suffer a sudden flare-up of symptoms that requires urgent care, such as an asthma or allergy attack.

Many acute health care problems are treatable at home and don’t need medical attention. For most people with a cold, for instance, rest and self-care are all they need to recover. Similarly, a shallow cut just needs cleaning and dressing to prevent infection while your body heals the damage.

How do I know if I need acute care?

You might need acute care if your symptoms are particularly severe and not improving, or a wound is deeper than the surface skin. Your overall health and age are also significant when deciding whether to seek acute care.

In many cases, an acute illness may take a healthy person a few days or a week of unpleasant symptoms before they recover, but it may cause ongoing and serious problems for more vulnerable and high-risk groups, including infants, older people, or people with a compromised immune system. 

If you’re unsure whether you need acute care, you should call Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors or schedule an appointment online. They can evaluate your condition and offer additional treatments where necessary.

What acute care services might I need?

Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors offers a comprehensive range of acute care services. These include fast-track lab testing, stitching and dressing wounds, and prescribing antibiotics for bacterial infections.

They also give advice and guidance on caring for your acute health problem, while scheduling any follow-up care you might need. 

To benefit from compassionate, acute care services from a dedicated team, call the Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors office in Irving, Texas, today to schedule an appointment. You can also use the online scheduling page to book.