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Acute Care

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Acute care is often needed in those situations where an injury or illness arises suddenly. Often, waiting a few days (or longer) to get medical attention just isn’t an option. This is why Dr. Tagbo J. Ekwonu and the Eastowne Family Physicians, PA team are here to provide urgent care for Charlotte, North Carolina, including NoDa, Eastway, and Plaza Midwood area patients, during all regular office hours. Both children and adults can get the acute care they need at Eastowne Family Physicians, PA. Contact our office if you have acute care needs.

What kind of medical issues counts as acute?

Acute medical issues are typically those that aren’t life-threatening, but which still can’t be handled without prompt medical help. This can include situations such as (but not limited to):

  • Flu
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Allergic reactions
  • Severe cramps
  • Sprains
  • Vomiting
  • Earache
  • Throat pain
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Migraines and other severe headaches
  • Back pain

Many other situations may also qualify as acute care problems. If you or your child experiences a sudden illness or injury and you aren’t sure whether you need to see Dr. Ekwonu, feel free to call the Eastowne Family Physicians, PA office. We’re happy to provide guidance and support.

When are the doctor and his staff available for acute care?

The Eastowne Family Physicians, PA office is available for acute care patients during all regular office hours. Dr. Ekwonu is here to provide the best in acute care to both pediatric patients and adult patients.

What should you do if you have an acute care issue?

If you, your child, or any member of the family has an issue that requires acute care, don’t hesitate to call Eastowne Family Physicians, PA to let us know you’re on the way. This allows the Eastowne Family Physicians, PA team the chance to notify Dr. Ekwonu of the acute care need so he can prepare to see you. Eastowne Family Physicians, PA will always make every effort to arrange the office schedule in such a way that you’re seen promptly when you arrive with an acute care need.

What type of aftercare is needed following an acute care visit?

It depends on the specific illness or injury. For many acute care issues, you’ll need to simply follow Dr. Ekwonu’s instructions to have a full recovery. In some cases, you may need to come in for a follow-up visit, or you may need to schedule a visit to see a specialist. As long as you follow all recovery instructions closely and get the rest you need, there’s no reason that an acute medical issue has to keep you down for very long.

The online appointment tool allows you to arrange appointments with a few clicks of a mouse. You can also call the Eastowne Family Physicians, PA anytime for acute care help.

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