Acute Care Specialist

Sebring Medical Walk-In Clinic

General Practitioner located in Sebring, FL

If you develop a fever or experience an allergic reaction, acute care can minimize uncomfortable symptoms and speed up the recovery process. At Sebring Medical Walk-In Clinic, with two locations in Sebring, Florida, Cirilo Seralde, Jr., MD, and the team provide acute care on-site, including treatment of the seasonal flu, urinary tract infections, allergies, minor lacerations, and more. To schedule an appointment, book online, or call the nearest office and speak with the administrative team today.

Acute Care

What is acute care?

Acute care is a branch of medicine that provides prompt diagnosis and treatment for minor injuries or illnesses. 

Sports and work-related injuries and ailments like colds and the seasonal flu, tend to strike suddenly, with little warning. Acute care provides an efficient way to receive all-inclusive treatment in a timely manner.

What are the advantages of acute care?

Acute care provides a variety of advantages. For one, it allows you to meet with a medical provider as soon as you develop symptoms. Emergency rooms see patients based on the severity of their symptoms. If you have a mild fever and someone else comes in who is experiencing a heart attack, you might have to wait for hours to see a doctor.

Acute care is quick and convenient. As soon as the team at Sebring Medical Walk-In Clinic determines the underlying cause of your symptoms, they can prescribe medication or make treatment recommendations right away.

What ailments does acute care treat?

At Sebring Medical Walk-In Clinic, the team provides acute care for various ailments, including:

Coughs

Coughs are often associated with colds and seasonal flu, but they can also occur due to respiratory infections, allergies, or gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). Most coughs respond well to rest, drinking plenty of fluids, and over-the-counter medication, but if your symptoms persist or get worse, make an appointment at Sebring Medical Walk-In Clinic right away.

Flu

The flu is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection that causes a variety of symptoms, including body aches, a sore throat, a runny nose, and a fever. There’s no way to prevent the flu entirely, but you can significantly lower your risk by getting an annual flu shot. 

Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when part of your urinary system –– the bladder, urethra, kidneys, or ureters –– is contaminated by bacteria. Anyone can experience a urinary tract infection, but they’re especially common in women.

Allergies

Allergies occur when your immune system identifies a substance like pollen, mold, or pet dander, as a harmful invader. This causes your body to create antibodies, triggering an allergic reaction. Allergies range in severity, but with early intervention, they’re possible to manage and treat.

Minor lacerations

If you cut yourself while working or playing sports, you might also benefit from acute care. This is especially true if the injury continues to bleed, even after you apply pressure or a bandage. The team at Sebring Medical Walk-In Clinic treats minor lacerations with stitches and sutures on-site.

To receive acute care in a warm, welcoming environment, request a consultation at Sebring Medical Walk-In Clinic. Book an appointment, or call the nearest office to speak with a caring member of the administrative staff today.