Illness

Despite our best efforts, we all get sick sometimes.  Please read on for more information on illness care.

 

Sick Visits

We have same-day appointments for all urgent and semi-urgent illnesses.  For less urgent matters, we usually get you in the same day or the next day.  Our nursing staff is available over the phone to help you decide what the best route of care is for you and will get you seen as soon as possible.  In the office, we care for all common illnesses such as asthma, RSV, and croup and injuries such as lacerations, sprains and fractures.  If management is beyond our capabilities, we will refer you to an appropriate care facility.

 

Complex Disease Management

Chronic diseases can be a difficult challenge to overcome.  Whether it’s asthma, ADHD, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, or hypertension, we can help.  Dr. Palazzari and Maura Capaul, FNP have the training and experience to provide ongoing care for you and management of your disease process to help you live a healthful life.  We manage your disease(s) together – by applying standards of care combined with your preferences, we arrive at the best treatment plan for you.

 

Hospitalization

Our providers have privileges at Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville and Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette.  If your baby is born at one of these hospitals, our providers will visit you daily.  Our local hospitals do not have a pediatric service, so older children are admitted at other hospitals.  Currently, we do not admit adult patients.  If needed, we rely on our hospitalist colleagues to take care of our adult patients while you are in the hospital.

 

Triage

Nursing triage advice is available 24/7 by a simple phone call.  During office hours, our staff nurses will answer your questions and concerns.  If needed, they will consult the doctor who will call you back as necessary.  After hours, your call is routed to a nurseline, who will answer your questions, or direct you to contact the doctor if necessary.