New or worsening symptoms indicate your need for a doctor’s visit, and a sick visit seeks to find out what’s wrong. At Dr. Badawy Complete Care in Wayne, New Jersey, board-certified family medicine physician Randa Hussein-Badawy, DO, provides sick visits for all ages to give you answers about your health status. To book an appointment, call the office or schedule your visit online today.
Sick visits are appointments you make with your primary care provider or another general practitioner when you’re not feeling well. These visits serve a diagnostic purpose, and your provider can give you medications, treatments, or care advice at the time of your appointment.
Sick visits at Dr. Badawy Complete Care can address acute illnesses like:
Your provider explains your diagnosis and recommends a care plan, which might include temporary self-isolation if you can spread the illness to others. Your provider can give you prescriptions for medications to ease symptoms or resolve an infection.
You should consider scheduling a sick visit any time you notice new symptoms or changes in function that concern you. Some of the most common symptoms that drive people to schedule a sick visit for themselves or their children include:
Not knowing what’s causing your symptoms can be a source of anxiety, and getting answers with a sick visit helps to put you in the direction of an effective treatment.
When you come in for a sick visit at Dr. Badawy Complete Care, your provider asks that you describe your symptoms in detail after they go over your medical history. They might ask additional questions to gather as much information as possible about the illness or injury, which helps make a more accurate diagnosis.
If there are multiple possibilities of what’s causing your symptoms, you might need to undergo some type of diagnostic testing. That may include swab tests, blood tests, urinalysis, or imaging tests, depending on the type of symptoms you have. If these tests still aren’t conclusive, your provider might refer you to a specialist.
Some illnesses are treatable with medications, like antibiotics for bacterial infections. For other acute illnesses, you may have to wait until they go away on their own. In the meantime, your provider gives you tips for relieving symptoms and stopping the spread of any contagions.
If you need a sick visit for yourself or a loved one, call Dr. Badawy Complete Care or book an appointment online today.