Acute Health Problems Specialist

Acute Health Problems services offered in Edmond, OK

Acute health problems can prevent you from enjoying your daily routines, but help is available through the care of Heather Kennedy, PA-C, of Refine Medical in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. When you or a loved one aren’t feeling well, call the office to see if a same-day visit is available. Online booking is an option for less urgent care needs.

Acute Health Problems Q&A

What is a sick visit?

A sick visit, sometimes called an acute care visit, is an appointment focused on diagnosing a current set of symptoms and getting you started on a path toward relief. These visits are customized to meet your specific needs and are results-oriented. 

No one is at their best when they aren’t feeling well, which is why the team at Refine Medical offers caring and compassionate sick visits to help you recover as swiftly as possible. Don’t accept discomfort or distressing symptoms as inevitable when a sick visit can resolve acute health problems promptly. 

What kinds of acute health problems can be treated?

The team at Refine Medical has extensive experience in a wide range of health issues and can effectively manage many acute care problems during a sick visit. 

Some of the issues that bring people in for acute health care include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Skin rash
  • Allergic reactions
  • Minor lacerations and abrasions
  • Joint pain
  • Cold and flu symptoms

These are just a few of the issues you can address with your provider during a sick visit. There is no need to “tough it out” when facing discomfort.  

How do I know where to turn for urgent care needs?

A sudden illness or injury can arise when you least expect it, and knowing where to turn for care can make a world of difference in the outcome. While some minor symptoms can be treated using self-care methods at home, once you are in significant discomfort or are anxious about your condition, an acute care visit is the right course of action. 

Some issues are best evaluated and treated in an emergency room setting. If any of the following apply, call for emergency medical care immediately:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Visibly broken bones
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide

For less severe health issues, sick visits are usually a great option. If you are ever unsure of the right setting for your care, call the office to determine if a same-day or next-day visit is available. Online booking is always an option for less time-sensitive scheduling needs.