What Are Acute Illnesses?
Acute illnesses are health conditions that are generally caused by a sudden onset of symptoms or a traumatic event. While these types of health concerns typically occur unexpectedly, they only tend to last for a short period of time. Acute health conditions and diseases can affect patients of all ages and may require short-term or immediate treatment. At Johnson Family Medical, seasoned family nurse practitioner Katherine Johnson offers skilled care for acute illnesses to Frisco, TX patients. Along with diagnosing your acute condition, she can provide personalized care to alleviate your symptoms and help improve your general health.
"Katherine and her staff are the best. Always responsive and friendly. Katherine really listens to your concerns and treats the individual and not an "out of the box" treatment that is the same for everyone. She is always on time. Takes the time to have the conversation WITH you and doesn't talk AT you. I was referred to her by friends, and I continue to recommend her to others."- A.B. / Google / Nov 29, 2021
"I had my first consultation and procedure with Katherine and staff. The staff were professional from the time I was greeted at the door from the time I left Katherine’s office . I admire the professional, kindness and knowledge that was delivered to me from Katherine and staff.. I highly recommend this entity. I will definitely refer to this entity for future procedures and treatments. Thank you Katherine and staff .."- E.M. / Google / Aug 18, 2021
"Katherine Johnson is an Angel. Caring, kind, and understanding. The office staff is courteous and professional. The office is clean and beautiful."- V.M. / Google / Aug 06, 2021
"I love love Dr Johnson. She is amazing and makes you feel at ease. I want to make that clear! The reason that I did not give a 5 star is because of a certain staff member. When I was trying to explain my reasoning of not being able to come do a follow up....was told on the phone prior to first visit that they did take carecredit and gave a totally different copay amount, she got defensive saying how it's only 3 people blah blah blah and they don't take it. Ok. I get that. But if you let me talk and finish instead of getting defensive and interrupting. Yes, maybe the person misunderstood?? Idk, but it happened. You can say it never did but it won't change the fact that yes it did. I even showed them the number at the time of visit, which was theirs that I called hrs prior to confirm copay price when the receptionist tried to say I called a different office. I didn't make it up. But don't get ugly cause you think no one could have made a mistake on your end. Maybe she thought I said something else. Idk. Either way, I'm not mad about it. I wasn't even getting nasty on the phone. I just was telling what happened. Nothing more. So don't try to talk over me on the phone cause you don't agree and want to basically say I'm lying. I just chose this place because I heard great things about Dr Johnson, which is all true and thinking they did take it which unfortunately for me, they dont. But even the copay amount that I was told originally, ended up being twice as much as well."- A.S. / Google / Aug 05, 2021
"I found Katherine Johnson when I posted in a FB group for Moms because I knew I needed Help but had NO idea where to start. As women age we experience so many changes and Katherine is the Nancy Drew of getting to the root cause! She’s so passionate about helping others and it shows! I’m so grateful for her and her team! And I’m all about supporting local business! Thanks for everything!"- N.H. / Google / Jul 23, 2021
Treatments for Acute Illnesses
We treat a wide range of acute illnesses at Johnson Family Medical, including colds, the flu, respiratory conditions, allergies, headaches, and fevers. Katherine and our team also offer services for acute conditions involving the ears, nose, throat, stomach, bladder, and skin. Depending on the condition and severity of symptoms, we may recommend diagnostic tests or prescribe medications or other treatments to help manage any discomfort and symptoms. Without proper and timely care, some acute health conditions can develop into more concerning issues. Scheduling an in-office or telehealth visit with Katherine can help address your needs and get you back to your normal routine as quickly as possible.
Acute Illnesses FAQ
What is an acute illness?
An acute illness, or acute disease, arises suddenly, often without much warning, and lasts only for a short amount of time. Examples include the flu, appendicitis, a broken bone, heart attack, pneumonia, an asthma attack, etc.
Can you recover from an acute illness?
Yes, you can recover from most acute illnesses; however, some may require medical care and, in some cases, immediate urgent care.
What’s the difference between an acute illness and a chronic illness?
While an acute illness comes on quickly and lasts only for a short duration, chronic illnesses are long-lasting, often being a condition which the person experiencing it must deal with daily. Examples of chronic illnesses include asthma, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, lupus, etc.
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- Up to $110
- How Long It Takes
- 30 minutes
- Follow Up Time
- 2-4 weeks
Trusted, Reliable Medical Care
When you have a cold, the flu, or other acute illnesses, our team at Johnson Family Medical is always ready to help. Katherine and our staff proudly serve as a source of trusted medical care for the Frisco, TX community, and will work quickly to diagnose your conditions and treat your health needs. To learn more about acute care treatments, Medicare, or insurance coverage, or to schedule an appointment, please contact our friendly team today!