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.
"There are never enough words to express my family's gratitude for Katherine and the girls. They are a blessing to say the least. You will be treated as part of the family and met with compassion and empathy."- D.O. / Google / Apr 28, 2021
"Katherine and Anne are a dynamic duo! They take TIME with their patients, something that can be hard to come by. They are warm and caring and genuinely invested in your well-being. I appreciate the time and care they give. I highly recommend!"- T.H. / Google / Mar 30, 2021
"Katherine Johnson is the best pcp I have ever seen. I have never felt so listened to! I haven't felt rushed on my visits, she is patient and explains everything, plus is very thorough. The staff there are lovely, Alma at reception and the nurse Letty are both very friendly and helpful. The office is exceptionally clean and beautiful too."- J.C. / Facebook / Dec 13, 2020
"First time visit a few weeks ago to establish a primary physician. Katherine and her staff were wonderful, they genuinely care about their patients. Will certainly be returning for future needs and recommending to others!"- L.A. / Google / Nov 30, 2020
"K. JOHNSON IS AWESOME, SHE IS LIKE MY SISTER!!!"- D.Y. / Google / Nov 06, 2020
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- Up to $80
- How Long It Takes
- 10-15 minutes
- Follow Up Time
- 1-2 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!