Acute Sick Visits

Primary Care & Geriatrics located in Sugar Land, TX
Acute Sick Visits

Acute Sick Visits services offered in Sugar Land, TX

Unexpected illnesses can be frustrating, especially if you’re not sure what’s wrong. At Primary Care of Telfair – Aaliya Amer MD, acute sick visit appointments are available to address diarrhea, high fever, and other symptoms that occur without warning. Dr. Amer provides on-site diagnostic testing services to identify the cause of your illness quickly, so you can receive the treatment you need to feel better. Call the office in Sugar Land, Texas, to schedule an acute sick visit or book an appointment online today.

Acute Sick Visits Q&A

What is an acute sick visit?

An acute sick visit is a medical appointment you schedule when you’re not feeling well. Primary Care of Telfair – Aaliya Amer MD tries to schedule acute sick visits as soon as possible so you get the medical attention you need.

Dr. Amer offers testing services on-site to ensure you get an accurate diagnosis of your condition without delay. She also provides a wide range of treatments to address acute illnesses.

When should I schedule an acute sick visit?

Dr. Amer recommends scheduling a sick visit if you have pain or other symptoms that aren’t getting better with home care. You also need a sick visit if your symptoms get worse, even with treatment.

Acute conditions that may require a sick visit include:

  • Colds and flu
  • High fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Persistent cough
  • Unexplained pain
  • Nasal congestion
  • Muscle strains

In some cases, putting off a medical evaluation for these symptoms can lead to additional health complications. 

If you’re not sure whether or not you need medical attention, you can call the office to discuss your symptoms and get additional guidance from the staff.

What happens during an acute sick visit?

During a sick visit, Dr. Amer spends time reviewing your medical history and evaluating your symptoms. She performs a physical exam and may order certain diagnostic tests to identify the underlying cause of your symptoms.

For instance, you may need blood work or urine testing if you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection or a flu test if you have a fever or nasal congestion.

Based on the results of your test, Dr. Amer customizes a treatment plan to prevent your condition from worsening. She may recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications, rest, and home remedies to relieve your symptoms and help you feel better.

You may need to schedule a follow-up visit after your initial acute sick visit, so Dr. Amer can confirm your treatment is working well. You should also schedule another appointment if your symptoms don’t resolve within a few days or if you develop new symptoms.

To schedule an acute sick visit, call Primary Care of Telfair – Aaliya Amer MD or book an appointment online today.