Acute Illness Care

Acute Illness Care

Acute Illness Care services offered in Myrtle Beach, Piedmont and Spartanburg, SC

An unexpected illness can cause symptoms that need professional medical treatment. At United Physician Group, the multispecialty family medicine and pain management practice provides acute illness care to manage these short-term health problems at their offices in Piedmont, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Douglasville, Conyers, and Hampton, Georgia. Call the nearest office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about acute illness care.

Acute Illness Care Q & A

What is acute illness care?

Acute illness care manages those short-term, unexpected health problems. An acute illness develops quickly and unexpectedly, causing mild to severe symptoms that usually get better within a few days or weeks.

Getting sick with an acute illness disrupts your life, affecting your ability to work or go to school and manage your day-to-day responsibilities. United Physician Group provides acute illness care to diagnose and treat those unexpected illnesses so you can get better as quickly as possible.

When do I need acute illness care?

Not every acute illness needs medical care. However, you should schedule an appointment at United Physician Group if you have or suspect you have:

  • Flu
  • Strep throat
  • Bronchitis
  • High fever that lasts longer than 24 hours
  • Vomiting or diarrhea that lasts longer than 24 hours
  • Earache
  • Pink eye
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Rash or hives
  • Asthma attack
  • COVID-19
  • Pneumonia
  • Burn injury
  • Injury from a fall or accident
  • Severe pain from an unknown cause
  • Minor cut

Chest pain is also an acute illness that needs immediate medical attention. Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room for chest pain. Though many medical conditions cause chest pain, your pain could be a sign of a heart attack.

What can I expect during acute illness care?

You can expect a comprehensive, patient-centered evaluation when you visit United Physician Group for acute illness care. Your provider reviews your symptoms and when they started. They ask about your medical history and the medications you take.

Your provider completes a physical exam and could order tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. United Physician Group might request lab services to run blood work or a urinalysis. They might also run a rapid flu or strep throat test.

United Physician Group also performs electrocardiograms (EKGs) on-site to evaluate heart health.

What treatments can I expect with acute illness care?

The treatment you receive as part of acute illness care at United Physician Group will depend on your illness and its symptoms

If possible, your doctor will provide treatments at the office to ease your symptoms. These treatments can include joint injections to reduce joint pain, laceration repair to close a cut, or breathing treatments for respiratory conditions.

They also talk to you about your illness and how to manage your symptoms at home.

Call the nearest United Physician Group office today or schedule an appointment online for acute illness care.