Sick Visits Specialist

St. Francis Multispecialty Medical Group

Family Practice & Internal Medicine & Pediatrics located in Lynwood, CA

When you or your child is feeling sick, you don’t want to wait to get medical care. At St. Francis Multi Specialty Med Group in Lynwood, California, you can schedule same-day or next-day sick visits with family practitioner Jatin Bhatt, MD, or pediatrician Chong Tak, MD, so you get the quality care necessary to help you alleviate symptoms and get treatment expediently, even when unexpected illnesses occur. Request a sick visit appointment online or call the office right away.

Sick Visits Q & A

What are sick visits?

You come in for a sick visit when you or a loved one experiences an unexpected illness or injury or a sudden complication from a chronic health condition, such as diabetes.

Children and adults may request sick visits when they have symptoms that are bothersome and can’t wait for an appointment but aren’t a serious medical emergency.

What common conditions are managed at sick visits?

Some of the most common conditions addressed with sick visits include:

  • Flu and cold symptoms
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Strep throat
  • Sinus infections
  • Unusual rashes

Both adults and children experience bothersome symptoms as a result of these conditions and benefit from prompt care to alleviate discomfort and prevent complications. 

Should I schedule a sick visit?

It can be tempting to try to wait out an illness and treat the symptoms at home. But if you or a child have symptoms that linger or seem to be worsening, it’s time to contact St. Francis Multispecialty Medical Group.

Symptoms that warrant a sick visit include:

  • Severe throat pain
  • Prolonged fever
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Chronic cough
  • Mild or moderate asthma attack
  • Dehydration
  • Vomiting and diarrhea

If you’re having trouble managing your chronic illness — for example, have diabetes and spiking blood sugar levels — call St. Francis Multispecialty Medical Group for a sick visit. Always know that if you’re just not sure your symptoms warrant a visit, you can give the friendly staff a call to help you determine if you should come in.

What happens during sick visits?

You receive comprehensive care when you come to the office for a sick visit. Dr. Bhatt and Dr. Tak review your child’s or your symptoms and physical exam. You may need additional tests or screenings, depending on your complaints. Blood tests, urinalysis, or spirometry to assess your lung health may be required.

The doctors then provide a detailed treatment plan to help you get relief. This plan may include antibiotics, rest, or other prescription medications.

If you or a loved one is feeling sick, contact St. Francis Multispecialty Medical Group to get the swift care you need. Call the office today or use the online tool to request an appointment.