The Importance of Same Day Sick Visits

Your child has had nausea, vomiting and a fever for almost two days now. You worry about dehydration. Should you take her to the same day sick visithospital emergency room? At Willow Bend Pediatrics in Plano, TX, the caring, professional team is available for same-day sick visits so you can resolve urgent medical issues without going to the hospital. For quick, excellent care that helps heal your child and ease your mind, rely on our physicians and nurses for advice and same-day visits as needed.

The available pediatrician in Plano

US News and World Report states that about 25.5 million children under the age of 18 visit hospital emergency rooms in the United States annually. The reasons vary from flu symptoms and asthma flare-ups to lacerations and broken bones. Unfortunately, certain aspects of emergency room care stress children and their families with:

  • Long wait times
  • Unfamiliar physicians, nurses and support staff
  • A busy hospital atmosphere
  • Increased expenses

Of course, emergency rooms always have their place for life-threatening issues, but for other medical problems which need quick attention, your pediatrician offers the care your child needs in a familiar and comfortable atmosphere. Plus, at Willow Bend Pediatrics, same-day sick visits are built right into the schedule. So, the staff can well accommodate the unexpected.

The American Academy of Pediatrics states that same-day sick visits with a pediatrician greatly reduce the wait time for young patients and their parents and provide much-needed continuity of care. In other words, at Willow Bend Pediatrics, we know you and your child, her health history, and current needs and can follow-up later on what concerns you most right now.

Typical urgent problems

While each youngster and each sick visit is unique, there are common threads which run through urgent medical care for children. Your pediatrician asks you to contact the office for a sick visit when:

  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea persist for two days or more
  • A fever is higher than 103 degrees (six months and older)
  • You have concerns about your diabetic child's blood sugars
  • Your asthmatic child seems to need a breathing treatment
  • Your child has an allergic reaction (hives, difficulty breathing)
  • A laceration may require sutures or you wonder if a bone is broken
  • Your child may need a quick diagnostic test (a swab sample for strep throat)
  • Your child needs follow-up after an ER visit (suture and bandage removal)

Additionally, rest assured that even during off-hours, our office maintains a 24-hour triage helpline. Just phone us for quick, accurate and compassionate advice on your child's pressing medical concern.

Come see us

At Willow Bend Pediatrics in Plano, TX, we prioritize the health and wellness of your youngster as we partner with parents to help your child grow and thrive. If you need to see us or talk to us, please call (972) 403-9355 to speak with a friendly team member.