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Sick Visits

Penguin Pediatrics PLLC

Pediatric Care located in Ashburn, VA & Stone Ridge, VA

A sick child can cause you concern and anxiety. At Penguin Pediatrics PLLC in Ashburn, Virginia and Stone Ridge, Virginia, Umesh Kodu, MD, offers a variety of services to care for a sick child, including same-day appointments and flexible scheduling. Using the latest advancements in diagnostics, the Penguin Pediatrics PLLC team can accurately assess your child’s condition and recommend treatment options to help them feel better. Don’t delay treatment for a sick child. Schedule an appointment online from Patient Portal or healow or by calling the office.

Sick Visits Q & A

When does my child need a sick visit?

When your child isn’t feeling well, it’s important they receive a diagnosis as soon as possible. The caring staff at Penguin Pediatrics PLLC offers same-day sick-visit appointments to provide your child with the medical care they need to feel better.

Your child may need a sick visit if they have:

  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Earache
  • Headache
  • Widespread rash
  • Persistent cough
  • Painful sore throat

The team can also assess open wounds or injuries, such as sprains, strains, and broken bones.

What if the sick visit isn’t an emergency?

Many sick visits aren’t urgent, but the team at Penguin Pediatrics PLLC still recommends scheduling an appointment as soon as possible. Early evaluation can ensure that your child’s symptoms won’t worsen and that they will begin feeling better soon.

Sick visits also give the team the ability to monitor your child’s health and prevent additional medical complications from developing.

While you may initially choose to wait and see how your child feels for a day or two, it’s best to contact Penguin Pediatrics PLLC as soon as symptoms develop. This is especially important for babies under one year old. Delaying treatment of common issues like diarrhea and vomiting can result in dehydration and other medical complications.

What happens during a sick visit?

The Penguin Pediatrics PLLC team reviews your child’s symptoms and their medical history. They also perform a physical exam, addressing any areas where your child complains of discomfort or pain. The team also evaluates your child’s breathing, heartbeat, and temperature.

If any additional testing is necessary, such as strep throat testing or blood work, the staff can perform it during your visit.

If your child has an open wound or injury, the team can evaluate the affected area to determine the next steps for treatment. They may refer your child to a specialist for additional testing, such as X-rays, if they suspect broken bones or muscle injury.

Depending on the nature of your child’s condition, the team may provide prescription medication or recommend over-the-counter solutions for keeping your child comfortable at home. They may also recommend a follow-up appointment to re-evaluate symptoms after treatment begins.

Schedule a sick visit with the Penguin Pediatrics PLLC team by calling the office directly or using the convenient online booking feature.

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