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Acute Disease Management in Longview, TX

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The expert practitioners at Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates in Longview, TX are dedicated to providing the best course of treatment when acute diseases arise. Founded by Dr. Brenda Vozza, the clinic has been a long-standing partner to patients in East Texas for over 20 years. To get the quality, personalized care you need for acute disease management, call or book online to schedule your appointment today.


If you have an acute disease, such as the common cold, contact Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates if your symptoms don’t resolve within a few days.
Your primary care practitioner may be able to provide antibiotics or other over-the-counter remedies to improve your symptoms. Make sure to follow the dosage instructions exactly as prescribed. You can also speed up your recovery by drinking plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and resting your body.


Some acute diseases are mild and resolve without medication while others may require emergency services. If your symptoms are especially uncomfortable and worsen to include episodes, such as headaches, vomiting, or diarrhea, contact your primary care practitioner at Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates and keep them updated on your symptoms.

If you experience severe pain, loss of motor functions, difficulty breathing, or become extremely dehydrated, you should call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. It’s always better to stay on the safe side and seek treatment early for your symptoms, especially if you have an underlying chronic disease.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of an acute illness, call the practice or book online to schedule an appointment today.

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An acute disease is a general term for a medical issue with symptoms that usually resolve in the short term, from a few hours to a few weeks. Acute diseases can be mild or severe, depending on your body’s reaction to the disease and the symptoms that you experience. Acute diseases include:

  • Asthma attacks
  • Acute bronchitis
  • Ear infections
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Muscle strains and injuries
  • Tonsillitis
  • The common cold and flu
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Urinary tract infection

At Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates, led by Dr. Brenda Vozza, our expert team is committed to providing personalized treatment for acute diseases. With over 20 years of dedicated service in East Texas, we are equipped to manage a wide range of acute conditions, from mild to severe. The benefits of our acute disease management include:

  • Prompt Diagnosis: Quick identification of symptoms, aiding in timely treatment
  • Individualized Treatment Plans: Tailored therapies based on your specific needs and the nature of the acute disease
  • Comprehensive Care: Treatment for a wide variety of acute conditions such as asthma attacks, gastroenteritis, UTIs, and more
  • Prevention Guidance: Assistance in preventive measures, including hygiene practices, immunizations, and regular checkups, to lower the risk of recurring acute diseases
  • Emergency Support: Guidance on when to seek emergency services and continuous updates to your primary care practitioner at our clinic

If you're experiencing symptoms of an acute illness, the practitioners at Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates are here to provide the quality, personalized care you need. Call or book online to schedule your appointment today.


You can lower your risk of suffering from an acute disease by practicing good hygiene in your everyday life, including activities, such as:

  • Washing your hands before preparing or eating food
  • Eating nutritious foods
  • Exercising regularly
  • Getting recommended immunizations, such as a flu shot
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Scheduling annual checkups with your doctor

Additionally, when you are sick, stay at home. You need rest to recover, and you don’t want to infect anyone else.

Acute diseases often present with sudden and severe symptoms that develop rapidly over a short period. These symptoms can vary depending on the specific disease but may include high fever, intense pain, inflammation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, fatigue, and weakness. Additionally, acute diseases can manifest with symptoms such as rash, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, and chills. The severity and duration of symptoms can vary widely, with some acute diseases resolving on their own with proper rest and hydration, while others may require medical intervention. Prompt recognition and management of symptoms are crucial for effective treatment and prevention of complications associated with acute diseases.

Acute diseases are diagnosed by the skilled team at Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates using a combination of clinical assessments and diagnostic tests. Led by Dr. Vozza, the team first listens to your symptoms and performs a physical examination. Depending on the nature of the acute disease, which can range from asthma attacks to urinary tract infections, further tests like blood work, imaging, or culture tests may be necessary. This thorough approach ensures accurate diagnosis and effective, personalized treatment for each patient.

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Treat Your Acute Disease

We understand that an acute illness can be scary, and the team at Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates is here to help. If you show signs of an acute disease, contact our office in Longview, TX to book an appointment. Founder Dr. Brenda Vozza is proud to provide quality care and treatment for all patients, whether acute or chronic. Call now to learn more about us and how we can assist you with acute disease management.

Acute Disease Mangement FAQ

What are the most common acute diseases?

  • Flu
  • Common cold
  • Burns
  • Strep throat
  • Bronchitis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • An acute asthma attack
  • Sprained wrist/ankle
  • Broken bones
  • Heart attack
  • UTI (urinary tract infection)

What’s the difference between an acute disease and a chronic disease?

An acute disease tends to appear rapidly, lasting only for a short duration, resolving on its own or with medical care. A chronic disease is long-lasting and often a lifelong condition. Examples of chronic diseases include diabetes, heart disease, cancer, lupus, asthma, etc.

Do you always have to go to the doctor for an acute disease?

Not always. Many acute diseases from the common cold and allergies to minor sprains and burns can be safely treated at home. However, if you are experiencing a high fever, extreme pain or swelling, nausea, vomiting, or other serious symptoms, you should get medical attention.

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