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Sick Visits

Sick Visits

Sick Visits services offered in West Linn, OR


A sick visit gives you and your family answers and solutions to any illnesses or minor injuries your child experiences. Pediatrician Badia Jabbour, MD, and the team at Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, invite your child in for a sick visit any time they experience symptoms, such as rashes, fevers, coughing, or a tummy ache. To set up an appointment for your child, call Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, or book online today.

Sick Visits Q&A

What are sick visits?

When your child isn’t feeling well, and the issue isn’t something you can address easily at home, it’s time to bring them to Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, for a sick visit. A sick visit covers your child’s symptoms to help uncover their cause. The team at Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, not only wants to get you answers but also to make your child feel better.

Kids tend to get sick more than other age groups because of their close proximity to each other, shared items like toys, and the ongoing task of developing their immunity via exposure to germs. In fact, research shows it’s normal for kids to get sick with infections up to 6-8 times per year. Fortunately, most common illnesses in children are acute (short-term) and treatable.

The team at Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, ensures you and your child leave the appointment with helpful remedies or the appropriate medications to improve your child’s health and well-being. 

When should I consider booking a sick visit for my child?

You should consider scheduling a pediatric sick visit for your child whenever they have new symptoms you feel a doctor should examine. As a parent, you might need to use your best judgment to decide which medical concerns or minor injuries warrant a sick visit, but you’re welcome to call Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, if you’re unsure. 

Common symptoms that the team sees during pediatric sick visits are:

 

  • Coughing
  • Congestion
  • Tummy ache
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Earache
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Bruises
  • Rashes
  • Cuts
  • Burns

 

If your child loses consciousness, is bleeding profusely, or has signs of a severe injury like a broken bone, it’s best to go straight to the emergency room (ER) instead of waiting for an appointment. 

What happens during my child’s sick visit?

Sick visits for kids at Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, involve reviewing your child’s medical history and symptoms. In addition to a brief examination by your child’s pediatrician, the team might perform certain tests for specific illnesses. They recommend tests like rapid strep tests, Covid-19 tests, and X-rays based on your child’s symptoms. 

Once the team diagnoses your child, they work with you to put together a  necessary treatment plan. They might prescribe medications, recommend home remedies, or refer your child to another specialist for care. They also let you know whether or not your child’s illness is contagious so you can keep them home from school until they’re feeling better. 

Call Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, or schedule a pediatric sick visit online today if your child doesn't feel well or gets a minor injury.

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