Sick Visits Specialist

Board Certified Pediatricians, ADHD Specialists, and Pediatric Endocrinologists located in Rockville, MD
Sick Visits

Sick Visits services offered in Rockville , MD

A same day sick visit gives you prompt answers about why your child isn’t feeling well and what you can do to help. At Abdow Friendship Pediatrics in Rockville, Maryland, friendly pediatricians Victor Abdow Jr., MD, Azra Jagani, MD, and Amita DeSouza, MD, perform a series of tests and measurements to make a diagnosis for your child. For compassionate pediatric sick visits, call Abdow Friendship Pediatrics or schedule an appointment online today.

Sick Visits Q&A

What are sick visits?

Sick visits are pediatric appointments that review current symptoms your child is experiencing. The team at Abdow Friendship Pediatrics examines your child thoroughly with a physical examination after reviewing your family’s medical history, your child’s personal medical history, and the current symptoms they’re experiencing. 

 

If a physical exam isn’t enough to accurately identify an illness or injury at a sick visit, the team offers lab testing with blood tests, swab tests, urinalyses, or biopsies. Using the in-house lab, they can get the results of tests like strep tests and COVID-19 tests almost immediately. If the results aren’t available right away, the team contacts you as soon as they are. 

 

For your convenience, Abdow Friendship Pediatrics has same-day appointments reserved for sick visits. That minimizes your wait time in getting your child an accurate diagnosis and helps you access the treatment your child needs. 

When should I book a sick visit?

When you schedule a sick visit for your child is ultimately up to you. Please contact the office as soon as possible to ensure we can accommodate you and your schedule. Emergency room visits (and you should contact the office first)  are only necessary if your child’s symptoms are severe or life-threatening, while a sick visit can address mild to moderate symptoms like:

 

  • Sore throat
  • Stuffiness
  • Tummy ache
  • Minor cuts and bruises
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Headache

 

Symptoms like these are common in many widespread illnesses. Children are particularly prone to contagious illnesses, like the cold and flu, because of their close proximity to other children and sharing items in school. The team at Abdow Friendship Pediatrics makes sure to diagnose your child accurately and recommend any care that relieves their symptoms. 

What happens after a sick visit?

The team at Abdow Friendship Pediatrics advises you on how to proceed with caring for your child while they’re sick or injured. After making a diagnosis, they may prescribe medication to your child to either ease symptoms or clear an infection. Sometimes, there are no medications to cure an illness. Instead, there are plenty of strategies to make your child more comfortable. 

 

If your child’s illness is contagious, the team recommends keeping your child out of school and public places, like the park or grocery store, for a few days. That keeps the illness contained and prevents other people from catching it. 

 

Learn more about sick visits and what you can expect at your child’s appointment by booking over the phone or online at Abdow Friendship Pediatrics today.

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