Delta Medical Clinic -  - Internist

Kofo Ekadi, MD

Internist located in Burleson, TX

Respiratory Infections Specialist

Many people suffer from respiratory infections today, and the symptoms must be taken seriously if the problem is to be resolved. The staff at Delta Medical Clinic serves patients in Burleson, TX, helping them recover from all types of respiratory issues.

Respiratory Infections Q & A

by Kofo Ekadi, MD

What is a Respiratory Infection?

A respiratory infection refers to most of the signs of a common cold. The majority of respiratory infections are viral and will resolve on their own. However, some respiratory infections are bacterial in origin. Bacterial respiratory infections involve the sinuses and throat can result in serious problems like strep throat or pneumonia. In the case of bacterial respiratory infections, patients will need antibiotics to beat the infection and be well again.

How Are Viral and Bacterial Respiratory Infections Different?

The symptoms can be hard to differentiate, so it is very important to see a doctor who can determine whether the respiratory infection is viral or bacterial. When symptoms are fairly new (usually a week to 10 days) and include a runny nose, mild cough, and congestion, it may be more likely to be a viral infection. A viral respiratory infection will normally run its course within a couple of weeks maximum. While people with viral respiratory infections may have a fever, it is usually a fairly low-grade one. If the symptoms continue or even worsen after a 10 to 14 day period and the fever is higher than expected, the respiratory infection is more likely to be bacterial in origin. People suffering from a bacterial respiratory infection may also develop symptoms like a deep cough, stomach pain, and breathing problems. When symptoms like these are present, the doctor may make a pneumonia diagnosis with the help of a chest x-ray.

How Are Respiratory Infections Treated?

The treatment depends on the origin of the infection. In many cases, viral respiratory infections will resolve without medication, although patients may find that antihistamines can provide some relief. Bacterial respiratory infections are treated with antibiotics in most cases, but other medications like corticosteroids may be needed if the infection turns into pneumonia.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Delta Medical Clinic, we accept most major insurance plans. Self pay patients are welcome. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. For inquiries on specific insurance plans or pricing, please contact our office.

AARP
Aetna
Amerigroup
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
First Health
HealthSmart
Humana
Medicaid
Medicare
Molina Healthcare
Multiplan
WellMed
Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "I cannot say enough good about this physician. She is the best primary care physician I have ever met and I am a registered nurse."

    Eunice D.
  • "What I like best about Dr. Ekadi is that she is thorough, she also takes the time to listen and explain what I sometimes don't understand."

    Cathy H.
  • "She is a warm, caring, compassionate physician. She gives you a reassuring feeling about your health."

    Sandra W.
  • "I love Dr. Ekadi! She is the best doctor I have ever had. She is always smiling. Dr. Ekadi always knows what to say, and what is wrong with me."

    Elizabeth V.
  • "I like Dr. Ekadi's personal attention with her patients. I love that I get detailed feedback and that I can get same day appointments with her."

    Edna P.
  • "Obviously she's a super doctor! For her it's not just about business; it's about patient care and well being of her patients."

    Rhonda P.
  • "She is concerned about her patients. She listens to and explains patients' diagnosis. She is a great doctor all the way around."

    Martha G.
  • "Takes her time to answer all the questions I have. She is patient, and focuses on the sickness of the patient to control what the person has."

    Eva P.
  • "Takes her time to answer all the questions I have. She is patient, and focuses on the sickness of the patient to control what the person has."

    Eva P.
Location
Delta Medical Clinic
12001 South Freeway, Suite 210
Burleson, TX 76028
Phone: 817-310-9778
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817-310-9778

Kofo Ekadi, MD
12001 South Freeway
Suite 210
Burleson, TX 76028