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Acute Care Medicine Solana Beach, CA

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At Doctor Doctor, we have the ability to offer a specialized category of medicine few other concierge medical clinics provide.

Acute Care Medicine is a specialized branch of healthcare that focuses on the immediate and short-term treatment of severe and urgent medical conditions. It encompasses a wide range of medical disciplines and is primarily provided in acute care settings, such as emergency departments, intensive care units (ICUs), and other specialized units within hospitals. We are excited to practice this style of medicine at our clinic. This comprehensive approach to care aims to stabilize patients who are experiencing sudden and serious illnesses, injuries, or exacerbations of chronic conditions.

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What is Acute Care?

The fundamental goal of acute care medicine is to rapidly assess, diagnose, and intervene in order to prevent further deterioration and promote recovery. Medical professionals in this field are trained to handle a diverse range of medical emergencies, employing their knowledge and skills to provide immediate treatments and interventions. The time-sensitive nature of acute care requires healthcare providers to make quick decisions and utilize advanced diagnostic techniques, monitoring devices, and therapeutic interventions to address life-threatening situations. Our unique ability to provide bedside emergent ultrasound, EKG, IV access and therapy, amongst a host of procedural interventions helps to distinguish ourselves from the typical primary care office.

Emergency medicine is a vital component of acute care medicine. Emergency departments are typically the first point of contact for individuals seeking immediate medical attention. These departments are staffed by emergency medicine physicians, who are trained to evaluate and treat a broad spectrum of acute conditions. They possess the expertise to recognize and manage critical situations such as heart attacks, strokes, severe injuries, and other medical emergencies. Dr. Sean Deitch has been board certified and practiced emergency medicine in a Level 1 trauma, cardiovascular and stroke center for over 20 years. He brings that experience to Doctor Doctor, treating a wide array of acute problems on a daily basis.

How It Works

The practice of acute care medicine involves a multidisciplinary approach, with healthcare professionals collaborating to provide comprehensive care. This team-based approach ensures efficient communication, coordination, and continuity of care, enhancing patient safety and outcomes.

In recent years, advancements in technology and medical research have further contributed to the field of acute care medicine. Innovative diagnostic tools, such as advanced imaging modalities, point-of-care testing, and biomarkers, help expedite the diagnostic process and guide treatment decisions. Additionally, the development of minimally invasive procedures and surgical techniques has improved patient outcomes and reduced recovery times.

Other Benefits

In addition to the immediate management of acute conditions, acute care medicine also focuses on the prevention of complications and the coordination of care across different healthcare settings. Acute care providers play a crucial role in ensuring smooth transitions for patients from the acute care setting to other levels of care, such as rehabilitation facilities or home care.

Furthermore, acute care medicine involves an emphasis on patient-centered care and shared decision-making. It recognizes the importance of understanding and addressing patients’ individual needs, preferences, and values in the treatment process. This approach includes effective communication with patients and their families, providing education about the condition and treatment options, and involving them in the decision-making process.

At Doctor Doctor, we pride ourselves in managing a host of medical emergencies or conditions that you may have normally headed to the ER or Urgent Care to remedy.

We have the ability to see you quickly, avoiding packed, infectious waiting rooms. You have the luxury of a physician focused solely on you and your health, not a hurried provider with 20 other patients to see. If and when necessary, you may need to be sent into the ER or hospital for further interventions. When this occurs, we will coordinate your visit, with the receiving staff aware of you and your immediate needs. We will continue to coordinate and render care during that process.

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Acute Care Services We Offer

There are many procedures we are happy to offer at Doctor Doctor. The cumulative list is exhaustive, but common procedures include:

  • Laceration repair
  • Joint injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Orthopedic injury and joint/bone resetting
  • Abscess draining
  • Toenail infections
  • PRP injections
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Earwax impactions
  • Bloody noses
  • Broken noses
  • Rib fractures
  • Trauma
  • Back injuries and injections
  • Cautery
  • And more
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Acute care visits are offered on an unlimited basis to our members.

We also welcome non-member patients in need of acute care, and pricing can be discussed upon request. Let us be your safety-net, and count on us to be there for you.