Southfield Pediatric Physicians, PC
Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine Physicians located in Bingham Farms, MI & Novi, MI
Trying to soothe a sick child is one of the most stressful things a parent can experience, and having a trusted physician to turn to can make things easier to manage. The team at Southfield Pediatric Physicians, PC, in Bingham Farms and Novi, Michigan, is proud to serve that role for so many families during same-day sick visits. Booking your visit is as simple as a phone call, and online booking is also an option for less urgent scheduling needs.
Same Day Sick Visit
What is a same-day sick visit?
Most of your visits to Southfield Pediatric Physicians, PC, will fall under the umbrella of preventive health. However, there are times when a child sustains an injury or becomes ill. When those issues arise, a same-day sick visit is the setting where you can receive prompt care to ease symptoms.
Some of the issues that can bring you in for a same-day sick visit include:
- Cough and sore throat
- Body aches
- Sprains or strains
- Sports injury
- Joint pain or stiffness
- Stomachache or digestive issues
No one is at their best when they are ill or injured, and parents are often more anxious about childhood illness and injuries than their child. Same-day sick visits can help your child feel better faster, and give you peace of mind.
How do I know when I should take my child to see the pediatrician?
Parents are often uncertain about whether to bring their child to the pediatrician. Some worry that their child’s condition is a sign of a serious issue, while others are worried they will waste the time of their child’s pediatric team.
There is no need to be concerned about wasting anyone’s time. If you are worried about your child’s symptoms, you are welcome to call the office to see if a same-day sick visit is the right course of action. It’s always better to take a proactive approach than to try and wait out symptoms, which can make both you and your child uncomfortable and unhappy.
If your child is experiencing serious symptoms like uncontrolled bleeding, breathing difficulties, loss of consciousness, or severe pain, contact your local emergency room for immediate treatment.
How can I prepare for a sick visit?
When you come in for a sick visit, your pediatric care team will gather information about your child’s condition. Be prepared to provide details of their symptoms, when symptoms began, and any health history information that may be relevant.
Be sure to share information that could help in diagnosing your child’s condition, including changes in their environment, any behavioral issues at play, or the circumstances that led up to an injury. All of this information can help your pediatrician create a swift treatment plan.
It can also be helpful to bring a pen and paper to your visit so you can write down care instructions. If your child needs specialized care or additional testing, you’ll want to have those details written down to share with other family members, or to refer to later on.
Childhood injuries and illness are a normal part of life. Having a trusted pediatrician who can help you navigate those incidents can make a world of difference in the stress level for both you and your child.
If you need to come in for a same-day sick visit, call the office to let the administrative staff know the details. For less urgent scheduling needs, online booking is fast and convenient.