Sick Visits Specialist

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Access Wellness Healthcare

Family Practice | Laser & Aesthetic Center located in Modesto, CA

Colds and other acute illnesses don’t care much about convenience. When you or your child is sick, you need to see a qualified provider as soon as possible. Binh Dang, MD, and the Access Wellness Healthcare team provide same-day sick visits for acute illnesses and other urgent care needs. If you or your child is ill or has an injury, schedule a sick visit today by calling the office in Modesto, California, or by requesting an appointment online today.

Sick Visits Q & A

What are sick visits?

When you have a sore throat, a bad cough, or an injury, you need to see a medical provider sooner rather than later.

During a sick visit, your Access Wellness Healthcare provider assesses your immediate symptoms to diagnose your condition and, if necessary, provides treatment. Sick visits don’t involve a full physical exam, health screenings, or other preventive care services.

Which conditions can be addressed with a sick visit?

If your condition is preventing you from going to work or school, or you have a fever, pain, or significant discomfort, it’s a good idea to schedule a sick visit at Access Wellness Healthcare.

Acute injuries, minor wounds, and other non-emergency, urgent care needs can also be addressed during a sick visit.

Some of the most common conditions the caring providers at Access Wellness Healthcare treat during sick visits include:

  • Colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, and other upper respiratory illnesses
  • Diarrhea and constipation
  • Nausea and stomach pain
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Poison ivy, poison oak, or other rashes
  • Sprains and strains
  • Cuts and lacerations

In most cases, same-day sick visit appointments are available for patients of all ages at Access Wellness Healthcare.

How are acute conditions treated during sick visits?

Your skilled Access Wellness Healthcare provider determines the best treatment based on your condition, your health history, and other individual factors.

Many colds and other viral infections require only rest and extra fluids for recovery, but your provider may prescribe medication, such as cough medicine, to make you more comfortable as your body fights the virus.

Treatments for acute illnesses and injuries during a sick visit may include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Antivirals
  • Corticosteroids
  • Prescription pain medication
  • Splints
  • Minor suturing
  • Wound dressing

Your provider may recommend that you return for a follow-up visit or that you have additional diagnostics to monitor your condition further.

When should I go to the emergency room?

If your condition is life-threatening or could have severe consequences, like losing a limb, you should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

If you or someone in your family is sick or has an urgent care need, call Access Wellness Healthcare today, or request an appointment online.