Acute Care in Rockville, MD

Do you have a mild-to-moderate injury or illness that needs attention right now? If so, seek acute care with Malvis Tamon, DNP, at LJ Medical Health and Wellness Clinic in Rockville, Maryland. Dr. Tamon offers high-quality urgent care treatment for any non-life-threatening emergency, from urinary tract infections to pink eye. To make an appointment, reach out to the practice online or over the phone.

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AcuteCare Q&A

What is acute care?

Acute care is a type of medical care reserved for the prompt treatment of acute illnesses and injuries that are minor or moderate in nature.

Examples of the ailments that can be handled at an acute care appointment include:

  • Ear infections and earaches
  • Pink eye and styes
  • Coughs and bronchitis
  • Sore throats, including strep throat
  • Sinus infections and congestion
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • STDs
  • Abdominal pain
  • Heartburn and/or indigestion
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Urinary tract infections and bladder infections
  • Gout
  • Sprains, strains, and joint pain
  • Minor cuts, blisters, and wounds

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Dr. Tamon and the team at LJ Medical Health and Wellness Clinic can also perform suture and staple removals during an acute care visit.

How do acute treatments and emergency assistance differ?

The main difference between acute care and emergency is what the two types of care are designed to treat.

Acute care can address countless acute injuries and illnesses that are not imminently life-threatening. In contrast, emergency care deals with life-threatening injuries and illnesses as well as serious or complex acute conditions.

Acute care visits are more affordable than visits to the emergency room and you don’t have a long wait time. At emergency rooms, which are typically overcrowded, you may wait between three and four hours before anyone sees you. At LJ Medical Health and Wellness Clinic, you can typically see Dr. Tamon within 15 minutes.

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As a rule, if your condition requires prompt or immediate attention, but it’s not life-threatening, limb-threatening, or critical, acute care is the best choice for treatment.

How do you choose between emergency and acute care?

As a rule, if your condition requires prompt or immediate attention, but it’s not life-threatening, limb-threatening, or critical, acute care is the best choice for treatment.

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, consider the emergency room instead:

  • Severe chest pain, particularly that which radiates to the jaw or arm
  • Paralysis
  • Weakness on one side of the body
  • Sudden severe headache or loss of sight
  • Sudden difficulty understanding speech or speaking
  • Intestinal bleeding
  • Car accident accompanied by airbag deployment
  • Uncontrolled vomiting
  • Rash accompanied by high fever
  • Severe burns
  • Bleeding while on blood thinners

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Child Healthcare

Also, if you have a child younger than four months who develops a fever, take them to the emergency room for care. If you need acute care, don’t suffer at home or spend unnecessary time and money at the emergency room. Instead, call or reach out online for acute care services at LJ Medical Health and Wellness Clinic today.

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