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Sick Visit Specialist

Fayrouz Pediatrics -  - Board Certified Pediatrician

Fayrouz Pediatrics

Board Certified Pediatricians located in Clifton, NJ

If your child develops a sore throat or fever, a sick visit can pinpoint the underlying cause of their discomfort and help them feel better. At Fayrouz Pediatrics, with two convenient locations in Paterson and Clifton, New Jersey, board-certified pediatrician Hisham Gadalla, MD, and his caring team offer sick visits to children of all ages. To schedule a sick visit appointment, call the nearest office or book online today.

Sick Visit Q&A

What is a sick visit?

A sick visit is a doctor’s appointment used to diagnose and treat an acute health concern, such as a cold, the flu, or a fever.

During a sick visit, your Fayrouz Pediatrics provider conducts a physical exam, orders any needed lab tests, and develops a custom care plan to ease symptoms and promote healing.

Sick visits usually take 15-30 minutes. To get the most out of your child’s sick visit, be ready to answer questions. The pediatrician will ask about their symptoms, the severity of those symptoms, and when they began.  

When should I schedule a sick visit?

Most childhood illnesses and injuries resolve on their own with rest, over-the-counter medications, and plenty of fluids. However, if your child experiences any serious symptoms, don’t wait to schedule a sick visit. 

Some serious symptoms that require prompt medical attention include:

  • High fever
  • Widespread rash
  • Regular, repeated vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain that affects the stomach, throat, or ears

You should also schedule a sick visit for your child if they experience any unusual symptoms that last for more than 2-3 days.

Should I schedule a sick visit or visit urgent care?

Accidents and injuries can occur at any time. If your child experiences an injury or develops an illness after normal business hours, feel free to visit your nearest urgent care facility. If your child experiences an injury or illness and it doesn’t require immediate care, you can wait to schedule a sick visit at Fayrouz Pediatrics.

There are several benefits of scheduling a sick visit with your child’s pediatrician. For one, your child’s provider knows them and their health history. This makes diagnosis and treatment quicker and easier. 

When you visit the team at Fayrouz Pediatrics, you can also avoid waiting for long periods of time. Urgent care facilities usually see patients based on their level of need. If your child has a stomachache and another patient comes in with chest pain, you may end up waiting for hours. 

What should I do following a sick visit?

At the end of a sick visit, your child’s provider gives you a list of recovery instructions. Depending on the cause of your child’s discomfort, they might also order prescription medications or request a follow-up appointment.

Follow your Fayrouz Pediatrics provider’s instructions carefully. Adhering to your child’s custom treatment plan will ensure they heal quickly

To schedule a sick visit for your child at Fayrouz Pediatrics, call the office nearest you or book online today.