Sick Visit Specialist

Pediatric Associates of Plano

Pediatricians located on campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Plano Hospital, Plano, TX

When your child is slowed down by a cold or other illness, the board-certified pediatricians at Pediatric Associates of Plano offer same-day sick visits to get them feeling better fast. At their office in Plano, Texas, on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, Theresa Shouse, MD, and the team are equipped with on-site diagnostic testing and treatment services for a variety of illnesses. The friendly staff focuses on identifying the cause of your child’s symptoms, and they tailor treatments to meet your child’s overall health needs. Schedule a same-day sick visit today by phone or by using the online booking feature.

Sick Visit

When should I schedule a sick visit?

As a parent, it can be difficult to see your child in pain or feeling unwell. If rest and home care don’t relieve your child’s symptoms within a few days, or if the symptoms are worsening, you should contact Pediatric Associates of Plano as soon as possible to schedule a sick visit.

Common reasons for a pediatric sick visit include:

  • Fever
  • Rashes
  • Ear pain
  • Strep throat
  • Colds and flu
  • Unexplained pain
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Urinary tract infections

If you’re parenting a newborn or infant who has a high fever or persistent vomiting, you should schedule a same-day sick visit without delay to prevent additional health complications. The pediatric team offers on-call coverage 24 hours a day for emergency situations.

When you’re unsure if your child needs a sick visit, you can always call Pediatric Associates of Plano and speak to an experienced nurse at the triage desk, even during the evening hours. The nurse can recommend home care or schedule an in-office sick visit for your child.

What can I expect during a sick visit for my child?

During your child’s sick visit, the skilled pediatric team reviews their personal and family medical history and assesses their symptoms. To rule out underlying health issues that may be contributing to symptoms, your pediatrician performs a thorough physical exam, checking for signs of infection, swelling, or pain.

For some conditions, like flu and strep throat, your child may need diagnostic testing. The in-office lab provides fast, accurate test results, so your child can begin treatment quickly.

In situations where your child needs additional medical attention, your provider can refer you to a specialist or admit your child to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano located on the same campus as the office.

The Pediatric Associates of Plano office is also equipped to address urgent care issues, like cuts, burns, and other types of wounds.

What treatments are available for acute illnesses?

You can expect your provider to create a treatment plan specific to your child’s needs. For bacteria-related illnesses, like strep throat or urinary tract infections, the pediatrician may prescribe a course of antibiotics to clear the infection.

If your child has a viral condition, like the flu, your pediatrician can recommend home care remedies and over-the-counter medicines to increase your child’s comfort.

For wounds, your provider focuses on preventing infections and a worsening of the condition. They cleanse the wound to remove debris and may apply protective bandages or stitch the wound closed.

If you need a same-day sick visit for your child, contact Pediatric Associates of Plano today by calling the office or using the online booking feature.