Acute Illness Care Specialist

David H. Wallis, MD -  - Family Medicine

Beach Cities Medicine

David H. Wallis, MD

Family Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Redondo Beach, CA

When you’re sick, there’s no substitute for a physician who knows you well and can see you right away. At Beach Cities Medicine in Redondo Beach, California, David Wallis, MD and his exceptional staff are on hand to help evaluate you in times of need in order to minimize complications and get you back on your feet again quickly. While we prefer to focus on keeping you well, you can be confident that we’re here for you to call (or schedule an appointment online) when you’re not.

Acute Illness Care Q&A

What is acute illness care?

Acute illness care includes evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses, diseases, or injuries you or a loved one may encounter at some point. 

Dr. Wallis offers treatments for a variety of illnesses to diminish unpleasant symptoms, help you recover as quickly as possible, and reduce the risk of developing complications. 

Which are common reasons for acute illness care?

You may need acute illness care if you experience one or more of the following:

  • Severe colds
  • Flu
  • Covid-19
  • Strep throat
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Sexually transmitted Infections(STIs)
  • Lacerations and abrasions
  • Strains or sprains
  • Fractures
  • Ear or sinus infections
  • Bronchitis or Pneumonia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin infections and abscesses
  • Rashes
  • Migraines
  • Fevers of unknown origin
  • Head injuries 
  • Other illnesses or injuries

Dr. Wallis is a broadly-trained and experienced physician who knows his patients well, and thus can best advise his patients when things go awry.  He also has a vetted network of trusted specialists that he’s worked with over the last twenty years practicing in the community, and will help to coordinate your care with consultants and even the hospital if that’s what is needed to get you better.  

What are my options for acute illness care?

At Beach Cities Medicine, we continually try to refocus our process on patient-centric care and personalized medicine.  Are you traveling or out of the area?  Maybe a telemedicine visit would be a great place to start.  Do you need ancillary testing such as a swab for strep or a urinalysis?  We may have you come in the office to perform these tests at the time of your visit.  Do you need further testing such as an ultrasound or CT scan?  We may help to arrange these services as is necessary at a facility that is best for your location, schedule, and insurance.  

What are my treatment options?

At Beach Cities Medicine, we try to take a relatively holistic, yet evidence-based approach to our treatment recommendations. Some of the many acute illness care treatments Dr. Wallis might recommend for you include:

Self-care

Things you can do at home to feel better or heal from an injury may include rest, hydration, changes in nutrition, cold or heat application, vation, compression, bracing or immobilization, or taking over-the-counter medications.  We may also advise you of modifications to your home fitness routine and therapeutic exercises you can do to help recover optimally.

Prescription Medications

Dr. Wallis can prescribe medications, when indicated, to reduce your symptoms and help you feel better, to reduce the risks of serious complications, or to prevent the recurrence of your symptoms in the future.  

Specialist referrals

While Dr. Wallis provides a wide array of treatment options at Beach Cities Medicine, he also appreciates the expertise that other consultants can bring to helping people recover from injuries and illnesses.  By working with a variety of orthopedic surgeons, dermatologists, ENTs, and other consultants, Dr. Wallis helps to build a personalized team of medical professionals around your needs to help you recover when a full team is needed.  

Complementary Therapy

By working with massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, trainers, nutritionists, psychologists, and others, Dr. Wallis helps to supervise and coordinate your care and recovery through illness and injury.  offers wound care, fracture care, and other treatments for injuries you or a loved one may have. 

If you have a need for acute illness care, trust the team at Beach Cities Medicine. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.