Acute Care Specialist

Shubi Shahida, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Shubi Shahida, MD

Internal Medicine located in Smithfield, NC

When the symptoms of an acute illness, like a urinary tract infection or a cold, aren’t getting better, you can expect fast, comprehensive treatment from experienced internal medicine physician Shubi Shahida, MD. Dr. Shahida and her compassionate staff at her practice in Smithfield, North Carolina, offer a variety of on-site diagnostic and treatment services to resolve your symptoms. In many cases, you can expect an appointment within 24 hours so treatment can start quickly. If you’re not feeling well, schedule an appointment online or by phone today to find out more about available acute care services.

Acute Care Q & A

What acute illnesses can be treated?

Dr. Shahida is experienced in diagnosing a variety of acute illnesses. She can accurately diagnose and treat conditions like:

  • Colds and the flu
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Upper respiratory infections

Dr. Shahida can also determine the root cause of any unexplained symptoms, like dizziness and fever, to ensure you receive an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. She also provides effective treatment options to prevent your symptoms from worsening and other health complications from occurring.

When should I seek medical care for an acute illness?

You should schedule a consultation if your symptoms have been around for longer than a week or don’t seem to get better using over-the-counter medications.

It’s also important to get treatment if your symptoms begin affecting your usual routine, especially if you have pain that gets worse or a high fever that doesn’t go away with home treatments.

What can I expect during an acute care consultation?

Initially, during your appointment, Dr. Shahida reviews all your symptoms and your medical history. She performs a physical examination to identify any abnormalities if you have unexplained symptoms.

For different types of infections, Dr. Shahida offers on-site testing options, such as blood work and urine testing, to confirm a diagnosis.

What treatment options are available for acute illnesses?

For bacterial-related infections, such as those in the upper respiratory system or urinary tract, Dr. Shahida often prescribes a course of antibiotics to clear the infection. She may also recommend over-the-counter pain relievers to keep you comfortable.

With other acute conditions, Dr. Shahida creates an individual treatment plan that addresses your needs. Her goal in treatment is to reduce your symptoms and help you feel better quickly.

Additionally, Dr. Shahida closely monitors your treatment progress to ensure the treatment is effective. She offers follow-up appointments to carefully evaluate how well a treatment is working and to ensure no additional health complications are developing.

When you need consistent, compassionate help for your acute illness symptoms, rely on the expertise of Dr. Shahida and her staff. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling the office today.