Most people need acute care on occasion, whether it’s for cold and flu symptoms, rashes, or minor injuries. At Innovative Medical Clinic in Jefferson City, Missouri, Elochukwu Osoego, PA-C, and Dara Osoego, FNP-C, provide acute care using the clinic’s many on-site services. Call Innovative Medical Clinic, book an appointment online, or walk in for acute care today.

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What is acute care?

Acute care is medical testing and treatment for short-term medical issues, such as infections and minor injuries. The team at Innovative Medical Clinic can take care of you in a timely manner as they offer visits by appointment or for walk-ins.

Whether or not you have an appointment, the Innovative Medical Clinic can use their advanced testing services, such as diagnostic imaging or lab tests, to find out more about your health. They can then make personalized treatment recommendations before following up with you later about your results.

Innovative Medical Clinic also has an on-site mini pharmacy so you can get the medications you need during your visit without stopping at another location on the way home.

What are some common acute medical issues?

Acute medical problems are ailments that tend to have a sudden onset and are often severe, but they don’t last for very long. In fact, many of them resolve themselves or heal in just a few days. Still, you might need professional treatment for your symptoms or to assist with healing.

Some of the most common acute medical issues are:

  • Cold and flu
  • Strep throat
  • Ear infections
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Minor cuts and lacerations
  • Burns
  • Rashes

Some chronic (long-term) conditions affect you for years or decades but stay mostly dormant. They may have acute phases of symptoms. For example, you might have asthma that usually doesn’t impact your breathing but have acute asthma attacks that happen on occasion.

What does acute care involve?

The team at Innovative Medical Clinic evaluates you when you first arrive for your visit. They review your medical history and symptoms, perform a brief physical exam, and recommend any appropriate medical tests according to your responses.

Innovative Medical Clinic has a convenient on-site lab for blood testing, urinalysis, and other lab tests. They also provide imaging services. The team goes over your results as soon as they’re available and can treat you according to your diagnosis.

For treatment, you might need prescribed medications or one of the many specific medical services available in the office, like foreign body removal or abscess drainage. The team can also provide recommendations for home care.

Call Innovative Medical Clinic, book an appointment online, or walk in for acute care today.