Sick Visits

Sick Visits
When a health condition needs treatment right away, visit Comprehensive Pediatric Care. Ridgewood, New Jersey area patients who need treatment for injuries or illnesses quickly can get the urgent care they need from Dr. Ghavami during sick visits.

Sick Visit Q & A

by Zia Ghavami, M.D.

What is a sick visit?

Sick visits are just what they sound like. Visits to the practice which are arranged to treat a sickness or injury. These appointments often require urgent, or prompt, care. These visits are usually scheduled at the last minute or the parent simply brings his or her child into the clinic. Since no one plans to feel sick or get hurt this is often expected. In many situations, urgent care visits are walk-ins, where no appointment was made beforehand. Parents simply bring their child or children to the practice for treatment. This is common, and usually, parents wait with their children in the office until a physician is available. Parents often bring their children in for sick visits to get help for:

  • Sore throat
  • Rashes
  • Bad coughs
  • Earaches
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Moderate injury or accident

These sick visits are created to help treat urgent medical problems which aren’t serious. For more severe injuries or serious issues involving preventative services, call the practice’s office to schedule an appointment for your child ahead of time. For medical emergencies such as shortness of breath, dangerous injuries, and chest pains, parents should bring their children to the ER immediately.

What should I do when I arrive at the urgent care center?

When you bring your child in for an urgent matter, you should speak to the receptionist to make sure that the problem your child is dealing with is not something that needs emergency care. When you speak with the receptionist or nurse, make sure to describe all symptoms your child is dealing with in detail. The will assist the nurse or receptionist to decide if your child needs to be taken to the hospital or if he or she can stay at the clinic and wait until the pediatrician is available. This information also assists the doctor to understand what is affecting your child.

When should I visit an urgent care location?

You take your child to an urgent care center when the child needs treatment for an illness or injury which has started recently. The Comprehensive Pediatric Care staff can help with fractures, provides X-rays, offers IV fluids, and can process lab test results at their practice office under the guidance of Dr. Ghavami.

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