Medical needs often arise when you least expect them, which isn’t always during a convenient time of day. Jennifer Gwozdz, MD, understands the need to secure great medical care when and where you need it and offers acute care services at Family Clinic in Houston and Katy, Texas. The next time you or a loved one experiences an unexpected health need, stop by for swift treatment in a warm and welcoming environment. There’s no need to schedule an appointment, and extended hours are available.
Acute care is an area of medical treatment focused on addressing needs that arise quickly. It differs from chronic care, which focuses on managing existing health issues over a long period of time. With acute care, the problem comes on quickly, and treatment focuses on resolving the matter as quickly as possible.
Some examples of acute care needs include:
This is far from a comprehensive list. Many health problems can be treated under the umbrella of acute care services.
An important part of the treatment process involves a discussion of your personal and family health history, as well as any symptoms with which you’ve been dealing. Be prepared to share these details with your provider.
If you take medication to control another health issue, be sure to bring in a written list of your prescriptions and dosing schedule. Include any supplements you take, as these can affect how certain medications work.
It’s also a good idea to come in with a friend or loved one, especially if you are sick or in pain. Having a second set of ears is a good way to ensure you retain all the information provided during your visit. Depending on your treatment path, you might also benefit from a ride home.
If Dr. Gwozdz determines your symptoms are related to a chronic health issue, there is no need to go to another practice for care. Family Clinic offers chronic health management services in addition to acute care, so you’ll simply continue seeing your provider as you navigate a long-term treatment path.
For example, you might come in for an upper respiratory infection, but after your professional evaluation, it might turn out that you also have asthma. Your treatment plan could include medications to resolve your upper respiratory infection as well as tools to manage your asthma. You can return for periodic appointments to determine how well your treatment plan is progressing and to make changes as needed.
Getting the care you need is as simple as stopping by Family Clinic at a time that’s convenient for you. There’s no need to book an appointment or call in advance.