Sick Visits Specialist

Nevada Pediatric Specialists -  - A Private Medical Practice

Nevada Pediatric Specialists

Private Medical Practices & Pediatrics located in Las Vegas, NV & Henderson, NV

It can be difficult to see your child feeling nauseous, fatigued, congested, or otherwise unwell. With sick visits at Nevada Pediatric Specialists in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, you can get answers about your child’s condition and find an effective way to treat them. To schedule a sick visit for your child with a board-certified pediatrician or nurse practitioner, call either Nevada Pediatric Specialists office or book an appointment online today.

Sick Visits Q & A

What are sick visits?

Sick visits are scheduled appointments for your child that address new or worsening symptoms of mild to moderate illnesses and injuries.

If your child’s symptoms are particularly serious or if the condition seems life- or limb-threatening, you should consider a visit to the emergency room instead. However, the team at Nevada Pediatric Specialists can diagnose and treat a wide range of illnesses that commonly affect children.

Sick visits are available during normal business hours at Nevada Pediatric Specialists and on Saturdays for your convenience. In many cases, same-day appointments and walk-ins are also available. A telemedicine sick visit may also be an option for your child’s care, wherein you do not need to visit the office.

The team understands that having a sick child can be confusing and stressful, and they are ready to give your child the care and attention they need in a timely manner. 

When should I schedule a sick visit for my child?

In some cases, symptoms affecting your child go away without any professional treatment or care. If your child’s symptoms seem mild and treatable at home, you can give them over-the-counter medications according to the instructions or treat your child with home remedies. 

You should have a sick visit at Nevada Pediatric Specialists if your child’s symptoms do not improve or if they worsen. During a sick visit, the team at Nevada Pediatric Specialists can diagnose and treat:

  • Mild allergic reactions
  • Asthma attacks (mild and moderate)
  • Cold and flu
  • Sore throat 
  • Strep throat
  • Bronchitis
  • Pink eye
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Ear infections
  • Rashes
  • Stomach aches
  • Diarrhea
  • Cuts and bruises

The team asks about your child’s symptoms and when they began. They perform a brief physical examination and may order tests using the on-site lab for an accurate diagnosis. 

Which treatments and services will my child need during a sick visit?

There are many treatments and services available that your child may need during a sick visit. After a physical exam and a discussion about your child’s medical history and current symptoms, the team might recommend bloodwork or other lab tests to help with the diagnosis. They might also send your child nearby to Sunrise Hospital for X-rays or other testing. 

After your child receives a diagnosis, their provider plans an effective treatment. Your child’s treatment might involve:

  • Rest
  • Home care
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Prescription medications from the in-office dispensary or pharmacy

If your child’s illness is contagious, the team may suggest keeping your child home from school temporarily to avoid spreading the illness to other children. 

If new or worsening symptoms affect your child’s well-being, do not hesitate to book a sick visit by phone or online at Nevada Pediatric Specialists today.