Acute Care Specialist

The Practice of Health and Wellness

Internal Medicine & Functional Medicine Specialists located in Thomaston, CT

When you have an immediate health need that can’t wait, visit The Practice of Health and Wellness in Thomaston, Connecticut. Dr. Cipriano is trained in acute care. She and her team are ready to help you manage an acute phase of an illness and promote your long-term wellness. Call the office to set up your acute care appointment. For chronic disease management and conditions or illnesses that can wait for treatment, use the online tool to schedule your visit.

Acute Care Q&A

What is acute care?

Acute care is provided for a short-term issue, like a serious illness, traumatic injury, or flare-up of a chronic disease like diabetes or heart disease.

Dr. Cipriano is certified in acute care, focusing mainly on the critically ill. She’ll partner with you to help you overcome the acute phase of your illness and then go on to manage your condition to avoid future complications.

What common conditions require acute illness care?

The team at The Practice of Health and Wellness provides acute care for many health issues. Pamela is trained in several bodily systems and is skilled at diagnosing disease and preventing complications from already diagnosed conditions.

Common conditions that require acute care include:

  • Flu or flu-like symptoms
  • Respiratory issues
  • Serious or infected wounds
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Digestive distress and dehydration
  • Mild or moderate asthma attack
  • Allergic reaction
  • Elevated blood sugar in diabetics
  • Arthritis flare-ups

Dr. Cipriano can correctly diagnose, treat, and teach you how to prevent disease and future acute problems so that you lead a healthy and fulfilling life.

What treatments are included in acute care?

The goal of acute care is to manage your immediate symptoms. Medications can be used when necessary. Once the acute phase of an illness is under control, the team works with you to change your habits to prevent future episodes or chronic diseases.

You receive recommendations about proper diet, exercise, herbs, and supplements. You might need to stick with some medications long-term to maintain control over your condition.

When should I schedule an acute care visit?

Schedule an acute care visit if you have symptoms that you can’t manage with at-home care. If you notice that your symptoms are getting worse, you should make an appointment at The Practice of Health and Wellness.

Specific reasons you might seek acute care include:

  • Fever or chills that last more than a few days
  • Difficulty urinating or pain while urinating
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Dehydration and dizziness
  • Severe sore throat
  • Chronic cough
  • Flu-like symptoms (for example, fever, body aches)
  • Trouble breathing
  • Pain in your joints
  • Unexplained fatigue

If you have acute health concerns, call The Practice of Health and Wellness today for an appointment, or book it online.