What Are Acute Illnesses?
Blue Elk Family Clinic is pleased to provide acute illness care and management to kids, teens, and adults in Nashville, IN. Acute illnesses, also called acute symptoms, are usually brought on by sudden sickness or injury. Acute illnesses can include colds, asthma attacks, flu, broken bones, and more. For severe acute illnesses, such as heart attacks, we will immediately refer you to a hospital facility. Dr. Larry Sanchez is able to diagnose your condition and provide you with the best solution to reduce your symptoms and restore your comfort. In this way, Blue Elk wants to serve as the front line of defense for your health.
"This was my 1st visit and I was a little nervous seeing a new Dr. .I was so impressed how much time was taken with me and did not feel like I was being rushed or not listened to. You don't come across a doctors office like that anymore."- E.M. / Office Visit / Jan 27, 2023
"This was my 1st visit and I was a little nervous seeing a new Dr. . I was so impressed how much time was taken with me and did not feel like I was being rushed or not listened to. You don't come across a doctors office like that anymore."- E.M. / Office Visit / Jan 27, 2023
"Dr. Sanchez is a great doctor! He’s very understanding and listens to your concerns. I highly recommend him. The office is clean and welcoming and staff is professional and caring."- H.H. / Office Visit / Jan 23, 2023
"I am always extremely pleased with Dr. Sanchez and his office staff. Dr. Sanchez always explains everything so I understand. I am so happy I found his office!"- J.B. / Office Visit / Jan 13, 2023
"It was great very comfortable environment."- K.R. / Office Visit / Nov 06, 2022
What Kinds of Acute Illnesses do We Treat?
Acute illnesses often come about unexpectedly and usually only last for a short period of time. Most of the time, acute illnesses work themselves out on their own or with the help of over-the-counter medication. However, for more serious cases, short-term treatment might be required for your health. There are various kinds of sicknesses and bodily traumas that cause an immediate surge of symptoms. Some of the most frequently occurring types of acute illnesses are:
- Heart attacks
- Broken bones
- Sinus infections
- Asthma attacks
- Common colds
Blue Elk Family Clinic treats these conditions and many others directly while referring patients out to hospitals or specialists for serious cases. If you have any health issues at all, including unknown lumps or bumps, we encourage you to visit Blue Elk to receive treatment or recommendations from a qualified medical doctor.
Acute Illnesses FAQs
When should I call for the flu or common cold?
The flu or common cold normally lasts for a week or two, but if you experience concerning symptoms such as high fever, shortness of breath, or persistent pain in the chest or abdomen, call Blue Elk Family Clinic for an immediate appointment. Our providers are happy to provide an evaluation and make sure you feel comfortable and on the road to recovery.
What about a sprain or broken bone?
If you believe you have a sprain or broken bone, it's important to seek medical attention right away. Dr. Sanchez can assess the area and provide a diagnosis, as well as recommend a plan for treatment. We may also order an imaging service for a better look at the injury. Treatment may involve wearing a splint or cast based on your needs.
What is considered a severe acute illness?
If you have a sudden onset of a potentially life-threatening illness, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room right away. Severe acute illnesses include but are not limited to heart attack, stroke, and severe respiratory distress. Our team in Nashville, TN is also equipped to refer you to the appropriate specialist if necessary.
fast, reliable care
If you find yourself unexpectedly sick or hurt, reach out to our team at Blue Elk Family Clinic in Nashville, IN to schedule an appointment with Dr. Larry Sanchez. Our incredible team specializes in comprehensive care for your entire family.