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Pediatric Same Day Sick Visits

Why Are Pediatric Same Day Sick Visits Important?

Same-day sick visits are consultations that provide your little one with immediate attention for sickness or accident. We are happy to provide same-day sick services to your child at Pediatric Associates of Frisco. Visit us if your child needs urgent care. For more information, contact us or request an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 9191 Kyser Way, Suite 500, Frisco, TX 75033.

Why Are Pediatric Same-Day Sick Visits Important Near Me in Frisco TX?
Why Are Pediatric Same-Day Sick Visits Important Near Me in Frisco TX?

Table of Contents:

What is a sick visit?
What is the difference between a well-child visit and a sick-child visit?
What is the purpose of a sick child visit?
When should I take my sick toddler to the pediatrician?

What is a sick visit?


Pediatric sick visits are when you schedule a sick visit appointment to address new or worsening symptoms or health complications in your children. A sick visit is commonly scheduled for an injury or acute condition; however, some sick visits will be due to a diagnosis of a chronic condition that you may not have known about beforehand.

A sick visit appointment with Pediatric Associates of Frisco will start with one of our physicians taking the medical history of the child before performing a physical exam. The child, parent, or caregiver will provide details about the child’s symptoms, as well as go into the duration of events in as much detail as possible.

Sick visit appointments for your little ones will usually result in a clear diagnosis of the condition or injury that may be affecting them. Our pediatricians will explain the diagnosis go into detail about what the child is dealing with, and go over the treatment options you have available. Our pediatricians will often provide a treatment plan to help reduce your symptoms and cure your ailment. Individualized treatment options may often include one or a combination of the following:

• Minor in-office procedures
• Topical creams or ointments
• Prescription medications
• Specialist referrals
• Home care treatment (drinking plenty of fluids, rest)

When it comes to your treatment options, your doctor will provide specific instructions to help. If your illness is considered contagious, or quite hard on the body, the pediatrician may recommend taking time off school if the child is in school to recover.

What is the difference between a well-child visit and a sick-child visit?


The sick visit is focused on the issue or ailment that has been brought in by the patient to the pediatrician’s office, these visits could be based around a cold, flu, stomach bug, fever, etc. While a well-child visit is focused on the entire body of the patient ensuring they are healthy, and complete tests, procedures, and vaccines, if necessary, these may include:

• Hearing test
• Vision test
• Blood pressure
• Height measurement
• Weight measurement
• Vaccinations

What is the purpose of a sick child visit?


Sick child visits usually only take an average of 15 to 30 minutes and will involve reviewing the child’s symptoms, diagnosing the cause of the issue, prescribing treatment that is for the diagnosis, and providing essential details.

During the sick child visit, our pediatricians will go over the child’s symptoms, and this may include their past medical history, as well as the family’s medical history, as well as any other questions that may pertain to the cause and diagnosis of the child’s illness or injury.

A physical exam is usually followed which may include the child’s temperature, listening to the child breathe, and heartbeat, reviewing the throat and neck for signs of infection, and more.

If we need more information to provide a diagnosis, we may refer the child for lab tests which may include blood work, stool analysis, and urine tests.

When should I take my sick toddler to the pediatrician?


Sick visit appointments are an essential step in properly diagnosing any unknown issues your toddler or children are going through, and finding a way for us to treat them. Both adults and children can acquire symptoms due to an acute illness at any time of year. A few of the common reasons to bring your children in for a sick visit include:

• Flu
• Cold
• Rashes
• Pneumonia
• Ear infections
• Urinary tract infections
• Asthma attack
• Allergic reactions
• Acute injuries (Scrapes, cuts, minor fractures)

Getting sick often catches not only the child, but the parents or caregiver off guard, and can interrupt productivity, and schedule.

If your child is suffering from symptoms such as fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, we recommend scheduling a same-day sick visit with us. For more information, contact us or request an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 9191 Kyser Way, Suite 500, Frisco, TX 75033. We serve patients from Frisco TX, Little Elm TX, The Colony TX, McKinney TX, Prosper TX, Aubrey TX, Oak Point TX, Lakewood Village TX, Plano TX, and Dallas TX.