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