Acute Illness Evaluation & Management

Eli S. Djebiyan, MD -  - Internal Medicine

The Medical Group of Englewood

Eli S. Djebiyan, MD

Internal Medicine located in Englewood, NJ

If a patient develops an acute illness, prompt treatment is often necessary. At The Medical Group of Englewood, the doctors know how to evaluate the symptoms of an acute illness and determine the cause. They can also help the patient find the best course of treatment for their illness. If you’re experiencing the symptoms of an acute illness, please call The Medical Group of Englewood today to make an appointment with a doctor in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Acute Illness Evaluation & Management Q & A

What is an acute illness?

An acute illness is an illness that begins quickly and usually has a short course. These illnesses vary in severity. In some cases, acute illnesses resolve on their own without any treatment. However, if you have certain acute illnesses, you’ll need to make an appointment with your doctor to get the care you need.

Why is diagnosis and treatment important?

If you have symptoms of an acute illness that are severe or don’t disappear after a few days, you need to see a doctor. Some acute illnesses can be serious and even deadly if they’re left untreated. Getting an accurate diagnosis as early as possible ensures that you’ll be able to get the treatment you need before your illness gets worse. Prompt treatment may also shorten the duration of your illness considerably.

What acute illnesses does The Medical Group of Englewood treat?

The Medical Group of Englewood can diagnose and treat most types of acute illnesses, including:

  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Appendicitis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Ear infections
  • Sinus infections


While some of these illnesses may not need any treatment, other issues, such as appendicitis, require surgery.

How does The Medical Group of Englewood diagnose acute illnesses?

The Medical Group of Englewood begins the diagnosis of an acute illness based on a review of your symptoms and a thorough medical exam. Based on the results of this exam, the doctor may make a diagnosis, or they may order additional testing. Additional tests may include throat swabs, blood tests, urinalysis, and/or imaging. Once the doctor has diagnosed your illness, they’ll be able to recommend treatment.

What treatments are available?

The treatments recommended to patients with acute illnesses depend on the type of illness. If you have a viral infection, you may simply need over-the-counter or prescription medication to manage your symptoms. If you have a bacterial infection, on the other hand, you’ll most likely need antibiotics to kill the bacteria. Some more serious illnesses may require surgery and/or hospitalization to prevent complications and give you the best chance of a full recovery.

Insurance

At the Medical Group of Englewood, we accept most major insurance plans. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance plan listed.

Aetna Choice POS II
Aetna Commercial / Aetna Network / Aetna Signature
AmeriHealth
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
CDPHP
Cigna
Cigna Open Access
First Health
HighMark
Oxford Freedom
Oxford Liberty/Freedom
QualCare