Whether your child has a sore throat or fever, partnering with a pediatrician you can trust to deliver timely care is essential for their health, fitness, and well-being. Board-certified pediatrician Min Jung, MD, prioritizes your child’s health by offering same-day sick visits at Sunny Hill Pediatrics in Frisco, Texas. To schedule an appointment with a doctor who puts your family’s needs first, call the pediatric clinic today or book a same-day visit online.
Sick visits are appointments you schedule when your child feels unwell or suffers an injury. They help address acute (short-term) health concerns and prevent complications. An infection, virus, or injury can damage your child’s health and well-being without timely treatment. Sick visits ensure that your child receives prompt and appropriate medical attention.
Well and sick visits serve different purposes. Well visits help monitor your child’s growth and development when they show no signs of illness. These appointments help ensure your child reaches their expected milestones. Regular well visits also help identify early signs of disease and risk factors that may require further investigation or intervention.
Sick visits specifically address your child’s acute health care needs. They focus on diagnosing and treating illnesses and injuries quickly and efficiently to protect your child’s health.
Both types of care are crucial to maintain your child's overall well-being and ensure Dr. Jung meets their health care needs at different stages — well visits are for preventive care and monitoring, and sick visits are for immediate intervention and treatment when health concerns arise.
Many minor illnesses and injuries are manageable with home care, but when you are having any concerns that are not resolved on your own, you should always consider making an appointment with Dr. Jung.
A sick visit allows Dr. Jung to evaluate your child, diagnose their condition, and provide the appropriate interventions in a timely manner. If your child’s condition is manageable at home, he may recommend rest, fluids, and over-the-counter medications to reduce their symptoms. On many occasions, you might just need a firm reassurance from your trusted doctor that your child is not having a serious illness and that they will be just fine, which makes the appointment all worthwhile.
Common signs that your child may benefit from a sick visit include:
If your child has any of the above symptoms for longer than a few days, Dr. Jung may perform comprehensive diagnostic tests to uncover the cause in order to issue the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Jung provides responsive care for infants, children, and teenagers experiencing any signs of illness. Call Sunny Hill Pediatrics today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.