If you or your child shows signs of an illness and needs an evaluation quickly, sick visits at Family Care at Parklawn from Dr. Carla Walker, are available. Patients can get the immediate care they need when they’re running a fever, experiencing an ear infection, or struggling with digestive distress. Call the office in Midwest City, Oklahoma, today to schedule your same-day sick visit or book online for future appointments. Telemedicine health visits are also available.

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What are sick visits?

You schedule sick visits when you have an unexpected illness that needs evaluation and treatment. Sick visits are usually for the same day or the next day. Depending on your complaints, you may have a sick visit as a telemedicine appointment.

At Family Care at Parklawn, sick visits are available for adults and children.

When should I schedule a sick visit?

Many illnesses, like the common cold or mild food poisoning, are readily managed at home. If you have symptoms that seem to be getting worse, persist for more than a day or two, or aren’t responding to over-the-counter medications, it’s time to visit Family Care at Parklawn for help.

Infants with a fever, respiratory symptoms like a cough or runny nose, vomiting, or diarrhea should come in for a sick visit. Older children with a high fever of 104°F (or greater), persistent digestive distress, sore throat, signs of an ear infection, or other symptoms that last more than a week also need to come for a sick visit.

If your child is showing signs of unusual fatigue or listlessness, it’s a good idea to come in, too.

Adults who are concerned about fever, strep throat, flu symptoms, or a urinary tract infection benefit from sick visits. If you’re experiencing symptoms of what could be COVID-19, it’s also important to seek immediate sick visit care.

What kind of care do I receive during a sick visit?

A sick visit involves a thorough review of your symptoms. Your provider considers any updates to your physical health and evaluates the possible cause of your illness.

You may need to undergo a diagnostic test, like a throat culture, nasal swab, or urine check to receive an accurate diagnosis.

After your thorough evaluation, your provider gives you a treatment plan that may include over-the-counter or prescription medications, antibiotics, home care suggestions, and directions on how to handle your condition if symptoms worsen.

Depending on the nature of your illness, you may also need a follow-up visit to ensure you recover fully.

Get relief from an unexpected illness with a sick visit at Family Care at Parklawn. Call today or use the online tool to schedule.