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Sick Visits Specialist

Bubbles Pediatrics, LLC

Pediatricians & General Pediatrics located in Hoffman Estates, IL

If your child develops a sore throat, a fever, or a persistent cough, schedule a sick visit as soon as possible. At Bubbles Pediatrics LLC, expert pediatrician Utsahi Patel, MD, provides sick visits to children of all ages, both in-person and online via telehealth. To make an appointment for your child, call the office in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, or click the online booking feature today.

Sick Visits Q&A

What are sick visits?

A sick visit is a doctor’s appointment that diagnoses and treats an acute illness or injury. These conditions are non–life-threatening but cause serious enough symptoms to require same-day care. If your child catches a stomach bug and it results in vomiting and diarrhea, or they have a fever that won’t break, make an appointment at Bubbles Pediatrics LLC right away.

What are some common conditions that benefit from sick visits?

Bubbles Pediatrics LLC uses sick visits to diagnose and treat various injuries and illnesses, including:

  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough
  • Abdominal issues
  • Constipation
  • Influenza (the flu)
  • Common cold
  • COVID-19

Your child might also benefit from a sick visit if they cut themselves and won’t stop bleeding or they experience a sports-related injury, like a strained muscle or a dislocated joint.

What happens during a sick visit?

At Bubbles Pediatrics LLC, a sick visit begins with discussing your child’s symptoms, including when they started, their severity, and if at-home treatments provide any relief.

Next, your child’s pediatrician conducts a physical exam and orders laboratory tests, including blood work and urinalysis. If your child has a sore throat or a persistent cough, they might also collect a throat or a nasal swab and send it to a lab for a culture. 

Once your child’s pediatrician determines the source of their symptoms, they can make recommendations for treatment. Often, that includes a combination of rest, drinking plenty of fluids, and prescription medication. 

What happens during a telehealth sick visit?

A telehealth sick visit is similar to an in-person sick visit. The difference is that you meet with your child’s pediatrician over the phone or the internet. If you have multiple children at home and can’t find a babysitter, telehealth makes it easy for your child to receive medical care without having to leave home.

What should I bring to my child’s sick visit?

To get the most out of your child’s sick visit, make sure to prepare in advance. Bubbles Pediatrics LLC recommends gathering the following documents:

  • Your child’s health insurance information
  • Results from any recent or relevant tests
  • The names and contact information of any specialists your child’s visited recently
  • A list of the medications and supplements your child takes
  • A list of the symptoms your child is experiencing

If you have any questions or concerns, make sure to write that information down as well.

If your child is feeling under the weather, schedule a sick visit at Bubbles Pediatrics LLC by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.