Factors to Consider When Choosing Pediatric Urgent Care Services Q&A
If your child has an acute illness or injury, but it is not life-threatening, urgent care may be the best option. Reddy Urgent Care offers pediatric urgent care services in one of our convenient locations. Contact us today for all your urgent care needs or simply walk in. No appointments are necessary.
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The questions a pediatrician asks will be, at least in part, dictated by the circumstances surrounding your child’s visit. For instance, they will ask different questions if your child is in their office for an injury or an illness. In general, however, it is best practice to be prepared with your child’s relevant medical history including familial components, allergies, and any current medications, particularly if they are visiting an urgent care center that differs from their primary care provider’s location. Secondly, it is of course helpful to provide details concerning the nature of the accident, in the case of an injury, or the accompanying symptoms, in the case of an illness. The more details you are able to provide to the questions asked by the pediatric care provider the more accurately your child can be treated. It is likely the attending physician will also ask general health questions such as inquiries about your child’s eating habits, sleep patterns, energy, mental well-being, and bathroom patterns as necessary.
If your child has an acute illness or injury, but it is not life-threatening, urgent care may be the best option.
Each year, more than 3 million people develop strep throat, which causes a sore, scratchy throat. A case of the disease is quite likely to be contracted by your child at some point in his or her life. You don’t have to worry, however. It is possible to confirm that the sore throat is due to strep by visiting an urgent care center. A prescription for antibiotics may be prescribed if this is the case, which will ease your child’s discomfort while fighting the infection.
The most common symptoms of ear infections in infants and toddlers are fussiness, tugging at the ears, and fever since they can’t express how they feel. And eat infections are the most common condition treated in young children.
Your child and you can be scared when they have a broken bone, however, there is no need for concern as diagnosis and treatment are possible at urgent care centers. The majority of urgent care centers are equipped to x-ray, set, and cast broken bones (and sprains).
Viral colds are spread through the air and by direct contact with a contagious individual. The majority of these occur during cold or rainy seasons but can occur at any time.
A Board-Certified Physician with extensive experience in emergency medicine and family medicine, Dr. Reddy has been practicing for more than 25 years. Patients receive the best possible care from our Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. Reddy Urgent Care also has experience working with children. Parenting always puts your child’s health first, and if you’re looking for pediatric services in Southern California, look no further.
Reddy Urgent Care offers treatment for day-to-day injuries and illnesses as they come up, 7 days a week with extended weekday hours. Reddy Urgent Care is additionally outfitted with X-rays and additional diagnostic equipment to ensure your child gets the care they need as soon as possible.
At Reddy Urgent Care we understand that an injury or illness do not always arrive within the confines of your regular doctor’s hours. Furthermore, some things can’t wait until the next check-up with your child’s primary care physician nor is it serious enough to require treatment from the ER. For those everyday inconveniences, you can take your child to Reddy Urgent Care and no appointment is necessary, although appointments are available if you wish to plan your visit ahead of time.
Pediatric urgent care services are available at Reddy Urgent Care. We serve patients from Downtown Long Beach CA, Paramount CA, East Side CA, Bixby Knolls Long Beach CA, and Los Altos CA.