Sick Visit Specialist

Roxbury Pediatrics -  - Pediatrician

Roxbury Pediatrics

Pediatricians located in Century City and Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

If your child develops a high fever or experiences a sore throat that doesn’t respond to at-home treatments, schedule a sick visit. At Roxbury Pediatrics in Century City, Kimberly Klausner, MD, FAAP, Guy Efron, MD, and the practice’s other board-certified pediatricians offer sick visits in person and by telemedicine. To make an appointment for your child at the Los Angeles, California, practice, call the office today or book online.

Sick Visit Q & A

What is a sick visit?

A sick visit is a brief doctor’s appointment that diagnoses and treats acute illnesses or injuries. If your child isn’t feeling well and their symptoms last for more than 24 hours, make an appointment at Roxbury Pediatrics.

Roxbury Pediatrics provides sick visits in-person and by telemedicine. With telemedicine, your child can receive the care they need from the comfort of home. All you need is a smartphone, tablet, or computer and a working internet connection. 

What conditions can benefit from a sick visit?

Roxbury Pediatrics uses sick visits to diagnose and treat various conditions, including:

  • High fevers or fevers that don’t respond to over-the-counter medication
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sore throat
  • Ear infection
  • Allergic reactions
  • Asthma flare-ups (mild or moderate)
  • Pink eye
  • Headaches
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Rashes
  • Bug bites
  • Sunburn
  • Sports injuries like sprains or strains

Your child might also benefit from a sick visit if they fall and break a bone or dislocate a joint.

What should I bring to a sick visit?

To ensure your child’s sick visit goes smoothly, Roxbury Pediatrics recommends gathering the following documents:

  • Your child’s health insurance information
  • Results from any recent tests
  • The names of the medications and supplements your child takes
  • Names and contact information of previous doctors or specialists

If your child has an underlying health problem, like diabetes or a congenital heart defect, let their provider know about that as well.

What happens during a sick visit?

At Roxbury Pediatrics, no two sick visits are exactly alike. Your child’s provider tailors the appointment to their symptoms and medical history.

First, your child’s provider asks you about their symptoms, including their severity, when they first started, and if at-home measures like over-the-counter medication or drinking fluids provide relief. 

Next, your child’s provider conducts a physical exam. During the exam, they observe your child’s eyes, ears, nose, and throat; palpate your child’s organs; listen to your child’s heart and respiratory rate; and take your child’s temperature.

If the appointment occurs over telemedicine, your child’s provider might ask you to reposition the camera on your smartphone or computer several times.

If an exam isn’t enough to make a diagnosis, your child’s provider might order additional tests like blood work or urinalysis. If they suspect a fracture or sprain is the source of your child’s discomfort, they might order X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI. Your child’s provider can also prescribe medication, if necessary. 

To schedule a sick visit for your child at Roxbury Pediatrics, click the online booking tool or call the office today.