Sick Visits Specialist

Village Pediatric Group

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine located in Tuckahoe, NY

Despite taking precautions, children get sick from time to time. When they do, offer them the best care from the team at Village Pediatric Group in Tuckahoe, New York. The board-certified pediatricians and their expert medical team offer sick visits for children of all ages and effective treatment plans to help them recover quickly. Schedule your child’s next sick visit with Village Pediatric Group by phone or online today.

Sick Visits Q & A

What are sick visits?

Sick visits at Village Pediatric Group involve a medical history review, physical examination, and diagnosing and treating illnesses when necessary. 

The expert team at Village Pediatric Group specializes in treating babies, children, and teenagers and takes a holistic, natural approach to pediatric care.

When should I schedule a sick visit?

It can be challenging to know when to schedule a sick visit for your child and when to wait to see if an illness subsides on its own. As a rule, schedule a sick visit at Village Pediatric Group if your child has:

  • A high fever and is younger than age one
  • A high fever with headaches, a stiff neck, vomiting, a rash, or confusion
  • A widespread rash
  • A persistent fever lasting more than three days
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Unusual symptoms lasting more than three days
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Persistent sore throat, headache, earache, or stomachache
  • Symptoms of allergies or asthma

When in doubt, schedule your child an appointment for a sick visit. If you’d like, someone from the Village Pediatric Group team can answer questions over the phone and let you know if a sick visit is necessary.

What happens during a sick visit?

When you arrive for a sick visit, the expert Village Pediatric Group team weighs your child, checks their vital signs, and reviews their medical history and symptoms. 

Your child’s pediatrician completes a physical exam by checking your child’s ears, nose, eyes, throat, breathing, heartbeat, abdomen, limbs, and reflexes.

They may complete a strep test by swabbing your child’s throat, a blood test, asthma or allergy testing, a urine test, or imaging tests to diagnose an illness and determine if your child requires treatment.

Which treatment will my child require?

Based on the type and severity of your child’s illness, your child’s pediatrician might suggest rest and fluids, antibiotics, other prescription medicines, breathing treatments, an inhaler, eye or ear drops, diet or other lifestyle changes, or dietary supplements. 

Common illnesses he and his team treat include:

  • Ear infections
  • Eye infections
  • Strep throat
  • Colds and flu
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Other infections
  • Coughs
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Upper respiratory infections

The expert Village Pediatric Group team personalizes each treatment plan to best suit your child’s unique needs. They take a holistic approach to medicine, using natural treatments over medications and invasive procedures whenever possible.

The next time your child is ill, schedule an appointment with Village Pediatric Group by phone or by using the online booking tool.