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Acute Care Specialist

Healthy Life Family Medicine

Family Medicine Clinic located in Goodyear, AZ

If you or a member of your family gets sick or injured, Healthy Life Family Medicine in Goodyear, Arizona, offers customized acute care to help you recover. Led by John Monroe, MD, the team provides same-day services as well as extended hours to provide the care you need, when you need it. Call the practice or make an appointment online today for personalized family medicine services, including acute care.

Acute Care Q & A

What is acute care?

Acute medical care is designed to treat and heal illnesses and injuries. While chronic conditions last for three months or longer, acute illnesses and injuries typically get better quickly, with proper medical care. 

Acute care is often delivered in an urgent setting, but the word acute doesn’t relate to the severity of the condition. Acute means that your illness or injury can get better.

What are acute medical conditions?

The team at Healthy Life Family Medicine diagnoses and treats a comprehensive range of illnesses and injuries. Some of the common conditions they treat include:

  • Sore throats, including tonsillitis and strep throat
  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Fevers
  • Sinus infections
  • Ear infections
  • Stomach virus
  • Minor cuts and burns
  • Minor sprains and strains

The team at Healthy Life Family Medicine serves patients of all ages, so if you, your child, or your parent needs medical attention, call the practice. Healthy Life Family Medicine offers same-day appointments for acute care and is open outside of regular business hours. 

What should I expect from acute care?

Acute care is solution-focused. When you come into the office, your doctor reviews your symptoms and medical history and performs a physical exam. When they diagnose the condition, whether it’s strep throat or a sprained ankle, your doctor provides treatment to help you heal and recover. 

Depending on your condition, your doctor might schedule a follow-up appointment to check on your recovery. 

What should I do if a member of my family or I get sick or injured?

The team at Healthy Life Family Medicine is equipped to deal with most acute health needs. If, for example, your child wakes up with a sore throat and a fever, call the practice to schedule a same-day appointment. Similarly, if you have flu symptoms or think that you sprained your ankle in your weekend soccer league, call to schedule a same-day appointment.

If you have chest pain, can’t breathe, or an object is lodged in your eye, you should go to your nearest emergency room. Also, any severe or compound fractures are best treated in an emergency room setting. 

Call Healthy Life Family Medicine or book a same-day appointment online if you or a member of your family is sick or injured.

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