Acute Care Specialist

Raintree Healthcare

Primary Care Practices & Pediatric Care located in Allen, TX

If you wake up with a fever or you twist your ankle while hiking, you might benefit from acute care. At Raintree Healthcare in Allen, Texas, primary care providers Yuri Cook, MD, FAAP, Hoang Ho, MD, and the team, proudly offer a variety of acute care services, including wound care, treatment for upper respiratory infections, and sports-related injuries. If you or your child need prompt medical attention, make an appointment today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.

Acute Care Q&A

Why would I need acute care?

Even if you’re healthy most of the time, at one point or another, you need to visit the doctor. Illnesses like the common cold strike with very little warning and accidents can occur at any time. 

Acute care services treat problems that require immediate attention but aren’t life-threatening. For example, if your child wakes up with a sore throat and you see that their tonsils are red and swollen, you can make an acute care appointment. 

Their Raintree Healthcare provider can perform a strep test and write a prescription for medication that eases their symptoms and fights off their infection. 

What’s the difference between acute care and an emergency room?

Emergency room services treat life-threatening medical emergencies such as heart attacks, loss of consciousness, and respiratory failure. Acute care services, on the other hand, provide prompt medical care for problems that require immediate treatment but aren’t life-threatening. 

In addition, emergency rooms treat patients based on their level of need. If you visit an emergency room for a strained muscle, you might have to wait a long time if someone ahead of you is suffering from a more serious health problem. 

What illnesses and injuries does acute care treat?

At Raintree Healthcare, the team provides a comprehensive range of acute care services for conditions, including:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Wounds
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Coughs and colds
  • Earaches
  • Eczema
  • Sprains and strains

The team also offers minor surgical procedures, including stitches, biopsies, and splints. Patients can also access laboratory services, including blood work and STD testing. If necessary, the team can provide a referral to a local specialist. 

What should I do if I experience a medical emergency?

If you experience a medical emergency, it’s important to stay calm and act as quickly as possible. Call 911 or visit your nearest emergency right away if you or a loved one experiences:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Vision loss 
  • Severe bleeding

If your condition isn’t life-threatening, don’t hesitate to seek acute care from the team at Raintree Healthcare. If possible, call the practice beforehand and let them know you’re coming in. 

Depending on the source of your discomfort, they may be able to provide you with helpful information to reduce your wait time when you arrive. 

To request your acute care appointment at Raintree Healthcare today, call the office or click the online booking tool.