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Acute and Chronic Illness Management

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Our providers understand that going to the doctor for many Dade City and Zephyrhills residents often means a sick visit. Part of the comprehensive primary health care provided at Florida Hospital Prompt Care is the treatment of acute illnesses, such as strep throat or infections and chronic diseases, like arthritis, asthma, diabetes and hypertension, known as the silent killer that can lead to diabetes, heart disease and heart attack.

Depending on your symptoms, our providers may prescribe a variety of tests to truly diagnose the acute or chronic illness. It is essential to determine if your earache is a wax buildup, swimmer’s ear or a symptom of a more in-depth ENT (ear nose throat) condition, such as a sinus infection or even a wisdom tooth that needs to be removed. Once a proper diagnosis is established, your provider will better be able to prescribe follow up care and continued treatment or management if necessary.

In conjunction with any treatment plan, adopting healthy lifestyle habits will help alleviate many long-term symptoms, such as:

  • Avoid foods that induce heartburn
  • Control blood sugar levels through proper diet
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get enough rest
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine
  • Lose weight
  • Quit smoking
  • Routine health exams, screenings and immunizations

To learn more about the variety of acute illnesses and chronic diseases that we can treat and manage, please call Florida Hospital Prompt Care at 352.567.3325 or schedule your appointment online by visiting one of our doctors’ profile page.