The health and wellness of your child is a top priority at Old Fourth Ward Pediatrics. At their office in Atlanta, Georgia, the pediatric team offers the convenience of early and extended hours, but when your child is sick, they make every effort to schedule a same-day sick visit. Using the on-site medical lab, your child receives immediate diagnostic testing and the pediatricians customize treatment to help your child feel better quickly. If you have a sick child, call the Old Fourth Ward Pediatrics office today to request a same-day sick visit. You can also request an appointment online now.
Same-day sick visits are recommended for acute or chronic health issues that aren’t getting better with rest or home care. Some of the most common reasons parents schedule a same-day sick visit include:
The providers also recommend sick visits for children with symptoms that relate to existing chronic health issues, like asthma, diabetes, and significant behavioral changes.
If you have any questions about your child’s symptoms, call the Old Fourth Ward Pediatrics team to discuss them without delay. They can determine if a same-day sick visit is advisable.
During your child’s sick visit, your Old Fourth Ward Pediatrics provider reviews their medical history and discusses your child’s symptoms. You can expect your child to receive a comprehensive physical to check for areas of swelling, pain, or signs of infection.
Depending on their symptoms, your child may need on-site diagnostic testing. The team offers a variety of tests, including rapid tests for strep throat and flu, urinalysis for infections, and blood testing for blood sugar monitoring, signs of infection, or organ dysfunction.
After receiving the results of your child’s diagnostic tests, your Old Fourth Ward Pediatrics provider creates a treatment plan that focuses on helping your child feel better quickly and addresses the root cause of their symptoms.
The Old Fourth Ward Pediatrics team offers a variety of on-site treatment services to reduce your child’s symptoms and treat the underlying cause.
For burns or open wounds, the medical team focuses on treating the affected skin with medications and bandages to prevent additional injuries or infection.
For infections caused by bacteria, such as urinary tract infections, your child’s pediatrician can prescribe a course of antibiotics. If your child’s symptoms stem from a viral infection, such as a cold or the flu, your provider can recommend over-the-counter medications to relieve pain and other symptoms.
When an existing illness is the cause of symptoms, the team can reevaluate the current treatment and make adjustments as needed, such as changing asthma medications or adjusting diabetes medications.
In some cases, your child may need a follow-up visit with their pediatrician in a few days to ensure the recommended treatment is working well and they’re feeling better.
If your child is sick or injured, call Old Fourth Ward Pediatrics today to schedule a same-day sick visit or request an appointment online now.