Acute illness management at CardinaLight Health involves a comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms and medical history, followed by an appropriate treatment plan. The specific approach to acute illness management may vary depending on the nature and severity of your symptoms, as well as other individual factors, such as your age, overall health, and medical history.

Some common components of acute illness management at CardinaLight Health may include:

  1. Evaluation of symptoms: Sharon Larsen, DNP, APN will ask you about your symptoms, including when they started, how severe they are, and any other related factors, such as a recent exposure to an illness. She will then perform a physical examination to assess your overall health and check for any signs of infection or inflammation.
  2. Diagnosis: Based on your symptoms and examination findings, our provider may order rapid testing, laboratory tests, or imaging studies to help confirm the diagnosis.
  3. Treatment: Once a diagnosis is made, Sharon Larsen, DNP, APN will recommend an appropriate treatment plan. This may include medications, such as antibiotics, antivirals, or over-the-counter pain relievers.
  4. Follow-up care: You may need to schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your progress and ensure that your symptoms are improving.

Overall, the goal of acute illness management at CardinaLight Health is to provide rapid and effective care to alleviate your symptoms, prevent complications, and promote recovery. If you are experiencing symptoms of an acute illness, it’s important to seek medical attention promptly to receive the appropriate care and treatment.

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