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Acute Care Specialist

Medical Associates of North Texas

Internal Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Fort Worth, TX

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911. Please inform the emergency room physician that a MANT provider is your primary care physician. The ER physician will contact us to coordinate your care. When an unexpected illness strikes, you want a health care provider you can count on. The team of expert professionals at Medical Associates of North Texas support your urgent acute care needs in office and also provide in hospital acute care support. When you need immediate medical attention, contact the Fort Worth, Texas, office by phone.

Acute Care Q&A

What is acute care?

Acute care is provided to people who have urgent or immediate health concerns that can’t wait for a future appointment. This includes treatment for injury, accidents, or illness.

You may also seek acute care if you’re experiencing a complication due to a chronic condition, such as diabetes or heart disease.

As a primary care and urgent care practice, Medical Associates of North Texas is well-equipped to manage all of your acute care needs. What makes the practice unique is the team's privileges to provide care and guidance for those who are hospitalized. 

Instead of having the on-call physician on your floor take over your case, you’ll have a familiar provider who knows your medical history and cares for you like family.

What common conditions may require acute illness care?

The team at Medical Associates of North Texas provides acute care for a wide variety of medical issues. As an internal medicine and primary care practice, the doctors are trained in multiple body systems and can provide the care you need or refer you to a qualified specialist, if necessary.

Some common conditions that require acute care include:

  • Flu or flu-like symptoms
  • Respiratory issues
  • Serious or infected wounds
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Sinus infections
  • Strep throat
  • Digestive distress and dehydration
  • Mild or moderate asthma attack
  • Allergic reaction

If you have an unusual rash or a minor cut or abrasions, contact the team for an acute care visit.

When should I schedule an acute care visit?

Contact Medical Associates of North Texas when you can’t manage your illness or injury at home. You may notice you’re not getting any better or that your symptoms are worsening.

You may also need acute care when you’re hospitalized, even for an elective procedure. The team can provide pre-operative clearance so that your operating surgeon knows you’re healthy enough to undergo anesthesia and surgery. The Medical Associates of North Texas providers are also available for post-operative acute care.

Other reasons you may schedule an acute care visit include:

  • Fever or chills that last more than a few days
  • Severe throat pain
  • Difficulty urinating or pain while urinating
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Chronic cough
  • Flu-like symptoms (e.g., fever, body aches)
  • Trouble breathing

People with a chronic condition may also need acute care when their illness flares up, or if you seem to be developing a complication. For example, if you’re having trouble managing your blood sugar levels or experience a flare-up of pain, contact the office for an appointment right away.

Contact Medical Associates of North Texas for your acute care needs. Call the office for an appointment, or book your appointment online. Same day virtual visits are also available.