Acute & Chronic Disease Care
At Blue Water Medical, we provide adult acute & chronic disease care to our patients at our family medical practice in Vancouver. If you are not a current patient, give us a call at (604) 558-3185 to speak with a member of our staff.
What is acute disease care?
Acute illnesses usually develop quickly and last a short amount of time (only a few days or weeks). Examples of acute diseases include:
- Asthma attacks
- Broken bones
- The common cold
- The flu
- Heart attacks
- Respiratory infections
- Strep Throat
These conditions generally come on rapidly but will improve after urgent or short-term care is provided. In some cases, as with the common cold, symptoms will improve on their own. The recovery time is usually pretty quick. Self-management can go a long way toward preventing acute diseases from occurring, but if they are unavoidable and severe, seek medical attention as quickly as possible. Request an appointment online or give us a call at (604) 558-3185 to get acute disease care in Vancouver.
What is chronic disease care?
Chronic diseases, on the other hand, develop slowly but will get worse over an extended period of time (months to years). Examples of chronic diseases include:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Kidney disease
- Heart disease
These conditions take more time to develop than chronic conditions and might progress over time. Certain chronic diseases have warning signs while other have none. Unfortunately, chronic health conditions can only be controlled, not cured. Managing symptoms usually requires a health care plan and regular visits to the doctor. At Blue Water Medical, we can provide you with proper medication, healthy eating advice, and overall care. In order to ward off certain chronic conditions, we recommend implementing healthy lifestyle habits. Staying physically active, maintaining a healthy weight, eating right, limiting sun exposure and refraining from drugs and excessive alcohol use are all extremely beneficial. Request an appointment online or give us a call at (604) 558-3185 to get chronic disease care in Vancouver.
Request an appointment in Vancouver
As a family medical practice, we provide acute and chronic disease care to patients of all ages. To schedule appointments at our office in Vancouver, fill out the appointment request form on our site or give us a call at (604) 558-3185. The Blue Water staff will ensure that you get the proper care in a welcoming, compassionate environment.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.