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.
"I cannot recommend this office and this team more. Katherine and her team are just phenomenal. I was very impressed with the personal attention, professionalism, and level of care that she took to fully understand my needs, describe the procedure needed nd educate me on options, and all the while keep me completely comfortable throughout. I will certainly be coming back and would unequivocally recommend her practice to anyone."- A.U. / Google / May 12, 2023
"Cat Stanworth is amazing! I’ve been seeing her for years and she is always pleasant, personable, knowledgeable, and makes you feel comfortable each visit. I needed to add on after meeting Katherine and Lacy as well. So nice, helpful, felt very comfortable and cared for! Overall great place!"- A.H. / Google / Nov 26, 2022
"Seriously would not go anywhere else. Katherine Johnson actually pays attention to symptoms, patient records, and listens to her patients. SHE was the one who asked me if I’d been getting routine scans and sent me for one - the one in which we discovered my thyroid cancer had returned. Not my specialist. SHE was the one who was able to balance my medications post surgery and proved my Endocrinologist wrong, more than once. I have energy again, I can focus, and I actually lost weight instead of gained after having a complete thyroid removal. She is the best of the best!"- T.A. / Google / Nov 03, 2022
"I love seeing Mylisa and the staff. They are always so happy and are eager to greet you."- C.P. / Google / Oct 25, 2022
"I’ve been seeing Katherine for a while and greatly appreciate her level of care of listening. She has never shamed me, or talked down to me. I’ve recently expanded my care with her by getting Botox and fillers with her. I definitely made the right choice by choosing her - so happy with my results! I’ve also seen Cat at her office for PicoSure laser. Best choice ever! I have the complexion I thought I could only dream about! Highly recommend Johnson Family Medical!!"- K.W. / Google / Oct 21, 2022
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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- 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!