Illness and injury rarely follow a schedule, and kids often need medical assistance outside of traditional office hours. That’s why Victor Abdow Jr., MD, Azra Jagani, MD, and Amita DeSouza, MD, of Abdow Friendship Pediatrics in Rockville, Maryland, offer after-hours care. Feel free to call the office, and you will be instructed on how to reach one of our physicians to get the advice and care you need.
After hours care is being able to reach our physicians 24/7. You can call the office after hours and be given the number to contact one of OUR physicians to help you with any urgent issue. When talking with our physician, they will recommend the best course of action to resolve the issue either by a virtual visit, referred to an urgent care, or on those rare occasions, referred to an Emergency Room. Most issues can wait till the next day for an appointment with just a little guidance to get you through the night, and the physician can book that appointment for you.
Some of the issues that bring families to call for after hours care include:
These are just a few concerns that can be addressed when you call in for an after hours assessment.
After hours visits provide an opportunity to address urgent care needs. In the case of a true emergency, like if your child is not feeling well or sustains an injury, call the office to get advice on what to do.
One way to decide whether an after hours visit is the right choice is to consider whether your child can wait to be seen the following day. If their symptoms are uncomfortable or concerning, don’t hesitate to reach out for advice.