Acute Health Problems

Direct Primary Care located in New Braunfels, TX
Acute Health Problems

Acute Health Problems services offered in New Braunfels, TX

Acute health problems like colds often go away on their own. But when you have acute health problems that require medical attention, Thomas Kay, MD, and Georgina Bustamante, MD, at Direct Primary Care New Braunfels in New Braunfels, Texas, can help. With their direct primary care payment model, they can efficiently address your acute illness or injury promptly. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about care for acute health problems.

Acute Health Problems Q & A

What are acute health problems?

Acute health problems are those unexpected illnesses and injuries that happen at the most inconvenient time. Acute health problems are short-term and can go away on their own with at-home care. But some acute health problems need medical attention.

Direct Primary Care New Braunfels is a primary care practice that takes a holistic and patient-centered approach to care. The practice uses the direct primary care business model, which means you pay the practice directly instead of going through health insurance.

This payment model allows the providers to carry a smaller caseload, meaning they have fewer patients. It also means they have more time for patient care, including managing those unexpected acute health problems.

When do acute health problems need medical attention?

You’ll benefit from Direct Primary Care New Braunfels’ medical care if your acute health problem doesn’t improve or your symptoms become severe. Some acute conditions that benefit from medical attention include:

  • Sore throat
  • High fever
  • Prolonged vomiting or diarrhea
  • Ear pain
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rash or hives
  • Sprain or strain
  • Minor laceration

Direct Primary Care New Braunfels also provides care for acute health problems caused by chronic disease. These include higher-than-normal blood glucose readings in people with diabetes.

If you’re unsure if you need medical care for your acute health problem, contact your provider at Direct Primary Care New Braunfels for advice and guidance. Some acute health problems like chest pain and head injuries need emergency care. 

What happens during an evaluation for acute health problems?

The specifics of your acute health problem evaluation at Direct Primary Care New Braunfels will depend on your illness or injury. However, you can expect comprehensive and timely care.

Your provider reviews your symptoms and concerns. They also ask about your medical history and the medications and supplements you take. They might order diagnostic tests, like bloodwork, urinalysis, or X-rays, to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.

Your provider discusses your diagnosis and the treatment needed to clear up your condition. They could schedule a follow-up visit to monitor your response to treatment and make necessary adjustments.

Some acute health problems require timely and comprehensive care. Direct Primary Care New Braunfels can provide the care you need. Call today or schedule an appointment online.