Sick Visits Specialist

Bethel Medical Associates LLC

Internists & Pediatricians located in New City, NY

When you, your child, or anyone in your family is sick or has suffered an injury, you need quick medical attention and rapid treatment to relieve symptoms and prevent the problem from worsening. The skilled team at Bethel Medical Associates, in New City, New York, offer same-day sick visits so you can get the help you need. Please don’t hesitate to contact the practice online or by phone so that the team can quickly assess your health problem and schedule a sick visit.

Sick Visits Q & A

Why are sick visits different from physicals?

During a sick visit, the team at Bethel Medical Associates concentrates on the current problem. The goal is to determine a diagnosis and get quick treatment to relieve symptoms. Sick visits often need a same-day appointment, so please call as soon as you suspect that you or your child may need a sick visit.

By comparison, an appointment for a physical doesn’t face the pressure of time and needing immediate medical attention. When you schedule a physical, your provider allows plenty of time to review all aspects of your physical and mental health thoroughly.

What conditions are treated during a sick visit?

Your provider treats diverse illnesses and injuries during sick visits. Please don’t hesitate to call if you’re not sure whether your illness needs a same-day visit. During phone triage, the team evaluates symptoms and helps determine the urgency of your medical needs.

Some of the most common conditions treated during sick visits for children and adults include:

  • Flu
  • Headaches
  • Sore throat or strep throat
  • Upper respiratory problems, congestion, cough
  • Nausea, diarrhea and general gastrointestinal issues
  • Abdominal pain
  • Asthma
  • Skin rashes and disorders
  • Back pain
  • Eye discharge or infection
  • Minor injuries like lacerations and falls
  • Suturing and suture removal

What health conditions in children need same-day attention?

Don’t hesitate to call Bethel Medical Associates and ask about scheduling a same-day appointment if your child has any of the following:

  • Persistent fever that lasts three days
  • Fever plus a rash
  • Widespread rash
  • Severe headache and stiff neck
  • Symptoms of an infection
  • Persistent pain
  • Unusual symptoms that last more than three days in a row

What conditions need emergency care?

Some illnesses and injuries are emergency conditions that need more than a same-day visit to the doctor’s office. Please call 9-1-1 or seek help in the emergency room if you have:

  • Compound fracture (broken bone comes through the skin)
  • Convulsions, seizures or loss of consciousness
  • Deep wound
  • Heavy, uncontrollable bleeding
  • Moderate to severe burns
  • Serious head, neck, or back injury
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Signs of a heart attack
  • Signs of a stroke