Critical Care

Critical Care

Critical Care services offered in Ocala, FL

Critical care focuses on injuries, illnesses, and chronic disease flare-ups that need immediate care but don’t warrant a visit to your local emergency room. The skilled, multi-specialty team at Marion Heart Center & Marion Physician Associates offers same-day appointments at their two offices in Ocala, Florida. Whether you wake up with the flu or sprain an ankle, call the Downtown or Ocala West office immediately when you need fast, personalized care for an urgent health condition or accidental injury.

What is critical care?

Critical care at Marion Heart Center & Marion Physician Associates means you get same-day treatment for injuries, sudden illnesses, and disease flare-ups.  

Seeking critical care services from your primary care provider means faster treatment compared to the emergency room. They know you, your medical history, and concerns like drug allergies, allowing them to make you comfortable and streamline your treatment.

When do I need critical care?

You need critical care for any health issue that needs immediate attention but doesn’t demand the level of care available at the hospital emergency room (ER).

Marion Heart Center & Marion Physician Associates often provides critical care for conditions such as:

  • Flu
  • Severe colds
  • Earaches
  • Strep throat
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sprains and strains
  • Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
  • Asthma flare-ups
  • Allergy attacks
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Poison ivy and poison oak
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Minor burns
  • Small bone fractures
  • Bone dislocations
  • Chickenpox, measles, and other contagious diseases

This list doesn’t include all the possible health problems treated through critical care. Call the office to schedule an appointment if you have any illness or injury needing prompt attention.

What services will I receive through critical care?

At Marion Heart Center & Marion Physician Associates, you have same-day access to a team trained in cardiology, internal medicine, family practice, and dermatology. In other words, they’re prepared to treat all your health needs.

The team has invested in advanced technology, preparing them to perform diagnostic imaging, lab testing, and cardiac testing and then deliver the treatment you need.

When should I go to the emergency room instead of seeking critical care?

Your local ER is equipped to provide advanced medical care and gives priority to patients with severe injuries and life-threatening conditions, such as:

  • Head or eye injuries
  • Sudden, severe headache
  • Sudden vision changes
  • Broken bones
  • Known or suspected poisoning or overdose
  • Large open wound or heavy bleeding
  • High fever with a rash, stiff neck, or headache
  • Heart attack (chest pain, difficulty breathing, sweating, and pain in your jaw or arm)
  • Stroke (weakness in one arm, drooping on one side of your face, difficulty speaking)

Call 911 immediately if you or your child have a life-threatening emergency.

When you need critical care, call the nearest Marion Heart Center & Marion Physician Associates office for an immediate or same-day appointment or use the online booking feature to request one today.