Health Maintenence Specialist

VitalCare Medical

Board Certified Pediatricians & Internal Medicine & Aesthetics located in Pearland, TX

When your health isn’t where it should be because of a cold or other acute illness, Thang Hoang, MD, can help resolve your symptoms and get you back to feeling better. At VitalCare Medical in Pearland, Texas, Dr. Hoang and his experienced medical team offer comprehensive diagnostics and treatment options for adults and children to ease symptoms of colds, flu, strep throat, and other medical issues. Using in-office diagnostics, Dr. Hoang can create a custom treatment plan just for you. Schedule a sick visit at VitalCare Medical online or call the Pearland office today.

Health Maintenance Q & A

What common acute illnesses can be treated?

As an experienced internal medicine physician, Dr. Hoang can diagnose and treat a variety of sudden onset illnesses. He can address symptoms like:

  • Diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Throat pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Painful urination

Dr. Hoang also treats symptoms of colds and flu, such as a runny or stuffy nose, fevers, and body aches.

How are acute illnesses diagnosed?

With a variety of in-office diagnostics, Dr. Hoang and his medical staff can effectively diagnose a variety of conditions. In the case of infections or to diagnose abdominal pain, he may request blood work or a urine test. If throat pain is making it difficult to swallow, Dr. Hoang may administer a throat swab, testing for strep throat or other infection.

In addition to evaluating your symptoms, Dr. Hoang may perform a physical examination, checking for abnormalities, areas of pain, or signs of infection. He reviews your medical history and current health status to determine the best course of treatment.

What treatment options are available for an acute illness?

VitalCare Medical is fully equipped to treat a variety of acute medical conditions. For pain-related issues, Dr. Hoang may recommend over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers and anti-inflammatories. For weight management we also provides B 12 injections, physical blood work, and consultations.

If you have an infection due to bacteria, such as strep throat or a urinary tract infection, Dr. Hoang may offer a course of antibiotics. Viral infections, including the flu, aren’t treatable with antibiotics, but he may recommend home remedies to alleviate related symptoms, such as headaches, body aches, and fever.

For unexplained pain, such as in your abdomen, Dr. Hoang may recommend additional testing, such as ultrasounds or X-rays to accurately diagnose the issue. In some cases, he may refer you to a specialist for additional care for conditions like broken bones or appendicitis. 

How soon can I get an appointment for a sick visit?

VitalCare Medical offers 24/7 access to Dr. Hoang and his staff. They make every effort to see you as soon as possible, so you can avoid the long wait at the local emergency room.

For some conditions, you may need to seek immediate emergency medical care at the ER or call the ambulance for help. These conditions may include severe asthma attacks, persistent chest pain, or a head injury. Dr. Hoang can then provide you with follow-up care throughout your hospital stay.

To learn more about sick visit care services at VitalCare Medical, call the office or use the convenient online booking feature.