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Cough, Bronchitis Or Pneumonia

Emcura Immediate Care Royal Oak, Madison Heights

Urgent Care & Walk-In Primary Care located in Bloomfield, MI & Northville, Novi, MI

Proudly serving our communities for over 10 years.  Consistently rated one of the highest clinics in SE Michigan.  Family and locally owned by two physicians  (Dr Supak Sookkasikon MD and Dr. Manish Kesliker MD) who you may see at the clinics. Not owned by a hospital system to provide you with personalized and compassionate care. 

At Emcura Medical and Emcura Immediate Care, we are always ready to treat various causes of cough, including helping to diagnose and treat bronchitis and pneumonia. 

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, which are the air passages that carry air to the lungs. It can be caused by either a viral or bacterial infection. Symptoms of bronchitis often include a persistent cough, production of mucus, chest discomfort, wheezing, and sometimes fever. Acute bronchitis usually lasts for a short period and is self-limiting, while chronic bronchitis is a long-term condition often associated with smoking or ongoing respiratory issues.  We can help differentiate these causes.

Acute Bronchitis Chest Xray

 

 

Chronic Bronchitis Xray

 

Pneumonia, on the other hand, is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Pneumonia typically presents with symptoms such as cough, fever, chills, chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, and sometimes confusion, especially in older adults. It is important to note that pneumonia can range from mild to severe and may require medical intervention, especially in high-risk individuals.

 

 

 

 

Right-Sided Pneumonia on Chest Xray

 

Emcura Medical and Emcura Immediate Care is specifically designed to assist you and your family with the various causes of cough, including bronchitis and pneumonia. We offer a range of services to accurately diagnose these conditions and develop an appropriate treatment plan. One essential aspect is conducting a thorough physical examination. During this examination, the provider will assess your symptoms, listen to your lungs with a stethoscope to detect abnormal breath sounds, and evaluate your overall health.

To provide a more accurate diagnosis and rule out other potential causes, we may recommend certain tests which we can perform or collect onsite. These can include:

Laboratory tests: Blood tests can help determine if there is an infection present and provide information about the type of infection, such as a bacterial or viral origin.  Many area clinics do not offer this service onsite. 

Sputum culture: This involves analyzing a sample of mucus or phlegm coughed up from your lungs to identify the specific bacteria causing the infection, if applicable.  This sample would be sent to a laboratory for analysis. 

Chest X-ray: A digital X-ray of the chest allows us to visualize the lungs and identify any abnormalities, such as infiltrates or consolidations, which may suggest pneumonia.  Our x-rays are interpreted by radiologists and we receive results within 15 to 30 minutes.

SAME DAY PCR for COVID or COVID/ Flu/ RSV:  If you're experiencing a cough and suspect COVID-19 might be the cause, we provide advanced COVID and COVID/FLU/RSV testing options onsite. Since symptoms of COVID-19, the flu and RSV can often overlap, this testing modality allows us to determine the accurate diagnosis, ensuring you receive the most appropriate treatment and care plan.  Our highly trained healthcare professionals will administer our tests, following the latest testing protocols and guidelines. With quick turnaround times in as little as 10 minutes for rapid testing or 1 -2 hours for PCR testing, we aim to provide you with peace of mind and facilitate timely decision-making regarding your health.

Accuracy Matters – Onsite Advanced Testing at Emcura Immediate Care including SAME DAY PCR.

Our advanced devices onsite at all sites include our COVID or COVID/FLU/RSV PCR machine, our ID NOW DNA strep machine, and more.   

 

SAME DAY PCR - 1-2 Hour- In House PCR testing for COVID or COVID/ Flu / RSV

DNA Strep Testing

 

At Emcura Immediate Care, we take pride in our integrative approach to your healthcare. Along with our advanced and comprehensive testing services, our experienced medical team will assess your overall condition and provide personalized care for your illness.  We address your symptoms, consider any underlying health concerns, and tailor a treatment plan that meets your specific needs. Our goal is to always deliver efficient and compassionate care, ensuring your well-being. 

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