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Sick Visits Specialist

Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc

Primary Care Practice located in Forney, TX

If your child is sick and you’d like to help them recover quickly, Renee Harwell, APRN, MSN, CPNP-PC, and her experienced team are here for you with sick visits. At Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc in Forney, Texas, they can diagnose your child’s condition and develop a personalized treatment plan during sick visits to relieve symptoms and optimize their recovery. Book your child’s next appointment with Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc by phone or online today.

Sick Visits Q&A

What are sick visits?

A sick visit is a physical exam that helps your child’s provider determine which type of illness they have, and whether they require medical intervention to get well. If your child has severe symptoms or doesn’t feel better after a few days, see the Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc team for an evaluation. They offer same-day and walk-in appointments for immediate pediatric care.

Should I schedule a sick visit?

As a rule, schedule a sick visit for your child if they experience:

  • High fever
  • Persistent fever lasting more than three days
  • Widespread rash
  • Confusion
  • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Breathing problems
  • Unusual symptoms lasting more than three days
  • Persistent sore throat, headache, earache, or stomachache

When in doubt, call the Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc office to find out if you should bring your child in for a sick visit. 

What happens during a sick visit?

During your child’s sick visit, their provider checks their height, weight, pulse, temperature, and other vital signs. They ask questions about your child’s symptoms and complete a comprehensive physical exam by evaluating their eyes, ears, nose, throat, abdomen, breathing, and heartbeat.

Your provider might recommend in-house lab testing, such as blood tests, urine tests, nasal and throat swabs. They let you know if your child has:

  • Cold, flu, or strep throat
  • Skin problems
  • Bronchitis
  • Pink eye
  • Viral or bacterial infection
  • Ear infection
  • Injury
  • Asthma or allergies
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD)

In some cases, your pediatric specialist might recommend additional diagnostic testing, such as X-rays or other imaging procedures.

Will my child need treatment?

After diagnosing your child’s illness or injury, their provider develops a personalized treatment plan that might include:

  • Rest
  • Drinking lots of fluids
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Breathing treatments
  • Prescription oral or topical medications
  • Injections
  • Wound or fracture care
  • Brace or splint
  • Specialist referrals

Your pediatric specialist has your child’s best interest at heart. They follow up with them after treatment to make sure recovery goes well.

The next time your child is ill, schedule an appointment with Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc by phone or online, or simply walk in today.