What are sick visits?
Sick visits are consultations with your primary care provider at Premier NW Houston Medical Group that you attend when you're feeling unwell or have urgent care needs.
Common problems like colds, headaches, and indigestion are normally treatable using self-care methods. Rest, drinking plenty of fluids, and using appropriate over-the-counter medications are usually all that's required. However, if your symptoms are severe, persistent, or getting worse, a sick visit is in order.
What conditions do sick visits cover?
Sick visits cover all conditions that don't require emergency medical care. If you or someone you're with has potentially life-threatening symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, loss of consciousness, or severe breathing difficulties, calling 911 is vital.
Most of the time, though, sick visits are all you need. Premier NW Houston Medical Group often has appointments available the same day for patients with urgent care needs.
Some of the more common problems the team sees include:
Upper respiratory tract disorders
Colds, flu, tonsillitis, laryngitis, strep throat, and sinusitis are all common upper respiratory tract disorders. Premier NW Houston Medical Group offers rapid strep testing and influenza A and B testing onsite.
They also do rapid antigen tests, PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests, and antibody tests for COVID-19. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, check the latest guidance on attendance.
Abdominal pain can have numerous causes, from gastroenteritis (stomach flu) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to appendicitis, urinary tract infections (UTIs), menstrual disorders, and cancer.
If you have severe, recurring, or persistent abdominal pain, it's important to attend a sick visit at Premier NW Houston Medical Group to find the cause and get the treatment you need.
Pain is one of the most common reasons for requesting a sick visit. Recurring headaches, migraines, joint pain, back or neck pain, and painful feet are all frequent examples, but pain anywhere in your body needs investigating.
Often patients attend sick visits with vague or odd symptoms, or with a general feeling of fatigue, anxiety, depression, or nausea. Whatever your symptoms are, the Premier NW Houston Medical Group can help.
What diagnostic tests and treatments might I need at a sick visit?
Premier NW Houston Medical Group offers onsite diagnostic lab testing and evaluations to determine the root cause of your symptoms. That might involve having blood or urine tests, or diagnostic imaging tests.
The treatment you need for your illness depends on the cause but could include medications and physical therapies. Your primary care provider develops a customized treatment plan to help you feel better quickly, so you can return to your normal routine.