Top 5 Conditions Seen by On Demand Care in 2023

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One of our goals at CHRISTUS Health is for you, our patient, to have the information you need to make informed decisions about your health.

Understanding the top conditions treated through On Demand Care in 2023 empowers you by gaining insights into prevalent health concerns so you can confidently take advantage of On Demand Care when needed.

Our virtual urgent care service was designed to save you time and prioritize your well-being without compromising the quality of health care you receive.

In 2023, the top conditions seen through CHRISTUS On Demand Care were:

  • Dysuria
  • Pansinusitis
  • COVID-19
  • Pharyngitis
  • Tonsillitis

As you head into a new year, being aware of these prevalent health conditions empowers you to make informed choices for your well-being.

Read on to learn about each condition, what symptoms to look out for, prevention, and how you can get fast, convenient treatment when symptoms do arise.

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1. Dysuria, or Painful Urination

If you experience pain during urination, no need to worry. It is relatively common. Causes of pain during urination include urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted infections, bladder inflammation, kidney stones, or irritation due to certain medications.

It is important to receive prompt medical treatment for painful urination to address the underlying cause, which is often a bacterial infection. Timely intervention can prevent the infection from spreading, relieve discomfort, and reduce the risk of complications.

If you experience painful urination, you can get treatment through On Demand Care. Once you log in, you will virtually connect with a health care provider in under 30 minutes. They will ask you questions about your history and your symptoms and provide you with a treatment plan.

2. Pansinusitis, or a Sinus Infection

Pansinusitis, or a sinus infection, was another top condition seen in 2023 through On Demand Care.

Sinus infections can be caused by viruses, allergies, or bacterial infections in your sinuses. These conditions often cause inflammation or irritation in your nasal passages, which, after 10 days, can develop into a longer-lasting infection with a variety of symptoms.

If you come down with a sinus infection, you may experience symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, headaches, pain in your sinuses, a sore throat, and more.

Rather than letting a sinus infection interrupt your daily life, our On Demand Care providers are on standby to help kick a sinus infection the moment you notice your symptoms are lingering.

Through understanding a description of your symptoms and medical history, your On Demand Care provider can quickly treat your sinus infection.

3. COVID-19

In 2023, many people received treatment through On Demand Care for COVID-19 to quickly treat the illness before it worsened.

On Demand Care offers convenient virtual consultations for guidance on navigating the complexities of this virus. Early intervention not only manages symptoms effectively but also prevents spread.

Symptoms of COVID include fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, loss of taste or smell, or a sore throat. Many respiratory illnesses show similar symptoms, so many providers will recommend you receive testing to ensure an accurate diagnosis of a respiratory illness.

With the accessibility of at-home tests, COVID-19 is often simple to diagnose, especially through On Demand Care. If you take an at-home COVID-19 test and it is positive, then your On Demand provider can easily diagnose you virtually and create a treatment plan for you based on your medical history and the severity of the illness.

The quicker you can get on a treatment plan, the quicker you can get back to your daily life.

4. Sore Throat

Pharyngitis is inflammation or irritation of the throat which causes soreness or pain. This was in the top five conditions that our providers saw through On Demand Care in 2023.

Typically, a sore throat is caused by a viral infection, such as a cold. Bacterial infections can also lead to a sore throat. Symptoms of pharyngitis include soreness or scratchiness in the throat, and pain or difficulty swallowing.

With On Demand Care, you can get relief fast. Your virtual care provider will ask you questions about your symptoms and history and may ask to look at your throat through the camera or ask you to send an image of your throat.

In most cases of a sore throat, you can be diagnosed and start medication quickly through On Demand Care. Especially when you’re in pain, the faster you can get medical care, the better.

5. Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis, marked by swollen tonsils and discomfort in the throat, was another one of the top conditions our providers treated through On Demand Care in 2023.

If you have tonsillitis, you will likely have similar symptoms as pharyngitis. Tonsilitis can develop from a viral or bacterial infection, which causes inflammation of the tonsils located in the back of your throat. Through On Demand Care, you can ensure you receive prompt medical attention for a quick, simple recovery.

Knowing about common health issues empowers you to know what to look out for this year. It's also a great reminder that fast, convenient, and effective medical care is just a few clicks away from CHRISTUS On Demand Care.

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