Our urgent care providers are knowledgeable at assessing and treating pneumonia in Novi MI and are looking forward to taking care of you. They can also determine when you need more advanced care with a specialist or at the emergency department.
Pneumonia is an infection that causes inflammation of the air sacs in one or both lungs. While many germs can cause pneumonia, bacteria and viruses that live in the air we breathe is the most common cause. Our bodies usually prevent these germs from causing infection in the lungs, but sometimes, these germs can overpower the immune system, causing pneumonia.
Pneumonia can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi, and can be more severe in older adults, young children, infants, or those with weakened immune systems. However, the most common cause of pneumonia is a form of bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae. Viral pneumonia can be caused by the measles, influenza or chickenpox viruses.
Common Symptoms Of Pneumonia Include:
- Chest pain when breathing or coughing
- Fever, sweating, or chills
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Shortness of breath
Our urgent care has a digital xray and the ability to coordinate more advanced care if needed.
We are often asked if we can treat people over the phonefor conditions like pneumonia in Novi MI. While some conditions may permit a telemed visit, most ailments are better diagnosed when we can put our eyes on our patients. Most conditions are common but we can often find something on an exam that may point us in a direction to a better diagnosis.
One of the things we take pride in is that we make sure to communicate with your primary provider when we make a diagnosis or get closer to figuring out why you have your current symptoms. After your visit we will send over any results we have from tests that we perform and any paperwork that will help your primary doctor continue to care for you. We understand what it means to be patient centered!
This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. If you have any questions or concerns we cannot wait to care for you! PrimeCare Urgent Care, PLLC does not provide any warranty or liability for your use of this information.