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Acute Care

Curry Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Board Certified Family Physicians located in Northview, Grand Rapids, MI

When you need medical attention, and you need it fast, Curry Family Medicine is ready to serve you. At the office in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the practice provides a wide range of treatments for sudden and severe illnesses. For any non-emergent but pressing acute care needs, call the office or schedule your appointment online.

Acute Care Q & A

What is acute care?

Acute care is designed to step in when you have a medical need and require quick attention. From illnesses to minor injuries, Curry Family Medicine is ready to treat all of your acute health needs. 

Acute care differs from emergency care. If you or another person is facing a life-threatening health problem, seek emergency medical attention. But if you need care fast and your life isn’t at risk — for example, if you have a laceration but can stanch the flow of blood — acute care is ideal. 

With acute care, you’re the top priority. This saves you from sitting in the emergency room for hours, where the triage care model leaves you waiting while doctors treat more pressing medical needs first. Curry Family Medicine goes to work right away, helping you heal.

What types of acute care are available?

Curry Family Medicine offers a wide range of acute care and sick visits. Some of the most common reasons patients seek acute care include:

  • Ear infections
  • Abscess I&D (incision and drainage)
  • Sinus infections
  • Cold or flu
  • Bronchitis or pneumonia
  • Strep throat
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Rashes
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergies
  • Asthma attacks (mild or moderate)
  • Minor injuries (lacerations, fractures, sprains, and strains)

Say, for example, that you have a cut. Curry Family Medicine offers walk-in laceration treatment, closing your wound, and helping it heal infection-free. 

The practice has a variety of treatment types available to alleviate a patient’s pain and to help them recover from their reason for seeking acute care. If excessive joint pain pushed you to visit the office, for example, you could receive injections that minimize your pain and improve your joint mobility.

For strep throat, a rapid strep test can diagnose you in minutes so that you can begin treatment quickly.

Curry Family Medicine pulls from its extensive experience in a wide range of treatment types to help you or your loved one who needs acute care feel better as quickly as possible while also supporting long-term healing. 

Are same-day acute care or sick visits available?

Yes, you can receive care when you need it at Curry Family Medicine. 

For acute care and sick visits, don’t hesitate to call Curry Family Medicine or make your appointment online to visit their office.