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Acute Care

The onset of certain physical symptoms such as soreness, chest pain, or a runny nose is often ignored. Many people have a “walk it off” philosophy when it comes to their health. Unfortunately, those small, seemingly insignificant problems can sometimes develop into chronic illnesses if left untreated. At Comprehensive Family Medicine & Aesthetics, we provide prompt acute care services to help you get to the bottom of your issue and treat it before it becomes serious. As part of her concierge medical care model, Dr. Gordon can be reached 24/7 and will take the time to truly understand your acute illness before administering treatment.


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What Is an Acute Illness?

When talking about an acute illness, we are usually talking about a sickness that arrives suddenly as a result of infection, has noticeable symptoms like congestion, cough, aches, and pains or fever, and passes in a week or two. Acute illnesses often occur due to contagion, where you have come into contact with someone else suffering from the illness. While many acute illnesses are little more than unpleasant, some can be incapacitating or even life-endangering, depending on the factors involved.

Why Are Acute Care Evaluations Important?

Most acute illnesses are caused either by bacteria or viruses. While bacterial infections can typically be treated by antibiotics, viruses are more complicated. In some cases, a virus can linger in your system and cause long-term complications further down the line. In fact, you may have a virus without knowing it. In order to get to the bottom of your condition and prevent future issues, taking advantage of our acute care services can be an excellent option.

What Can I Expect During My Acute Care Visit?

During your visit to Comprehensive Family Medicine & Aesthetics, Dr. Gordon will take extra time to discuss your symptoms. As part of her policy, she provides extended consultations, lasting 30-40 minutes each. Moreover, she will perform a physical exam and a range of tests to get at the heart of what may be causing your discomfort. Afterward, she can provide you with medication and recommendations to help you feel better.

What Makes Comprehensive Family Medicine?

At Comprehensive Family Medicine, we adhere to the concierge medicine model to give our patients the absolute best care. As a medical provider with over 18 years of experience, Dr. Gordon has the expertise to identify and treat a wide range of acute illnesses. Best of all, she provides her patients with 24/7 access to her via email, phone, or text as well as same-day appointments. This kind of dedication to your health is hard to find anywhere else.

Acute Care Services in West Columbia, SC

If you are struggling with unusual pain or discomfort, our acute care services may be right for you. If you need help, we welcome you to take the first step toward better health by contacting Dr. Gordon. To get in touch with our team, please fill out the form below or call (803) 814-2288. We are available 24/7 and accommodate same-day appointments.