Illness Specialist

Magic Valley Family Practice

Family Practice & Medical Spa located in Twin Falls, ID

An acute illness, like a sore throat or the flu, often hits when you least expect it, disrupting your everyday plans. Drew Simmons, FNP-C, and Jennifer Guthrie, FNP-C, at Magic Valley Family Practice in Twin Falls, Idaho, are ready to treat your illness or help you manage a chronic disease whenever symptoms flare. The team of nurse practitioners provides caring, compassionate treatment for your whole family. They can usually schedule an appointment for you within 24 hours so you can get prompt treatment for your illness and relief from symptoms. Call today or book the next available appointment online.

Illness Q & A

What acute illnesses do you provide treatment for?

An acute illness is a disease that occurs abruptly and resolves in a short timeframe. However, sometimes when you’re sick or experience a sudden change in your health, you need prompt medical attention to get relief from painful or disruptive symptoms. The team at Magic Valley Family Practice expertly treats a variety of acute illnesses, including:

  • Fevers
  • Sore throats
  • Colds and flu
  • Lacerations
  • Injuries
  • Ear infections
  • Upset stomachs
  • Diarrhea
  • Asthma attacks
  • Abdominal pain

When sickness disrupts your life or your child comes home sick from school, your practitioner at Magic Valley Family Practice can diagnose the condition and offer remedies to relieve symptoms without delay.

What chronic diseases and conditions do you manage?

In addition to treating acute illness, Drew and Jennifer can also help you manage flare-ups or sudden health changes from chronic conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Heart disease

The team helps you get your disease under control and manage symptoms. They take the time to help patients of all ages achieve their best health and promote an improved quality of life, even if you’re living with an illness. Sometimes, making small changes to your daily routine or lifestyle, such as losing weight or taking walks, can go a long way in reducing symptoms.

What can I do to manage my diabetes symptoms?

If you’re having trouble keeping your diabetes under control, Drew and Jennifer find ways to help you control the day-to-day factors so you get improved long-term results. For example, they may counsel you on healthier eating habits and the kinds of foods that affect your blood sugar levels. They advise you on the type of foods to eat to keep you feeling your best and avoid a sudden spike in your blood sugar.

Additionally, Drew and Jennifer advise you on the appropriate dose of insulin based on the food you eat throughout the day. The team helps you coordinate your medications, if necessary, so you can keep your blood sugar levels as even as possible.

To get prompt medical attention for an acute illness or comprehensive disease management at a caring family practice, call the office or book the next available appointment online at Magic Valley Family Practice.

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