Acute Illness Care (Sick Visits) Specialist

Karla Jarvis, MSN, FNP-C -  - Family Medicine

Jarvis Family Medical Practice

Karla Jarvis, MSN, FNP-C

Family Medicine & Medical Spa located in Louisville, KY

Illnesses can strike unexpectedly, but Karla Jarvis, MSN, FNP-C, of Jarvis Family Medical Practice is ready to offer care and support. If you need acute illness care, or sick visits, walk-in during office hours or call ahead of time for a same-day appointment. People in Louisville, Kentucky, don’t have to wait for medical help when illness strikes. Call Jarvis Family Medical Practice right away. Online scheduling is also available.

Acute Illness Care (Sick Visits) Q & A

What is acute illness care (sick visit)?

Acute illness care or a sick visit addresses health concerns that require immediate medical attention. This may include treatment for an unexpected illness or injury. 

A complication associated with a chronic health condition, such as diabetes or hypertension, also warrants this immediate care.

Karla is experienced in family medicine and has the expertise and skill to manage all of your health needs when you’re well and when you’re sick. 

What common conditions may require acute illness care?

Karla provides comprehensive care for many unexpected health issues. Some of the most common conditions that require sick visits are:

  • Flu or flu-like symptoms
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Sinus infection
  • Strep throat
  • Digestive distress and dehydration
  • Mild or moderate asthma attack
  • Allergic reaction

Jarvis Family Medical Practice can also address rashes and minor cuts or abrasions at a sick visit. Karla can provide you with guidance as to how to find relief from unpleasant symptoms and any prescriptions or procedures that help you heal faster. 

When should I schedule a sick visit?

At first, it may seem doable to manage your illness at home. But if your condition seems to be lingering or your symptoms are worsening instead of improving, then it’s time to contact Jarvis Family Medical Practice.

Make an appointment for a sick visit with Karla if you have symptoms such as:


  • Fever or chills that last more than a few days
  • Chronic cough
  • Severe throat pain
  • Difficulty urinating or pain while urinating
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Flu-like symptoms (e.g., fever, body aches)
  • Trouble breathing


If you’re having issues with a chronic illness, such as joint pain flare-ups with arthritis or high blood sugar levels with diabetes, make an appointment for acute illness care.

What is involved in acute illness care or sick visits?

Karla provides comprehensive care for your specific issue. She reviews your symptoms and conducts a physical exam to assess your overall health. Depending on the reason for your visit, you may need specific tests. These may include blood work or X-rays.

After her evaluation, Karla develops a treatment plan specific to your needs. She may recommend antibiotics or other prescription medications, rest, and possible modifications to your usual medications.

If you need acute illness care, call Jarvis Family Medical Practice or request a sick visit appointment online. You can also walk-in during business hours.