Sick Care Visits Specialist

Click2MD

Family Practice & Internal Medicine located in Williamsville, NY

A sick visit usually refers to unexpected new illness or worsening of existing illness causing discomfort, anxiety and other symptoms. This can happen anytime and anywhere. Some of the examples are sinusitis, bronchitis, urine infection, worsening of COPD or heart failure, high blood sugar causing symptoms, panic attacks. To schedule an appointment, call Click2MD in Williamsville, New York, or book online today.

Sick Care Visits Q & A

What is an acute care visit or sick visit?

Acute care visit or sick visit usually refers to a physician visit that addresses acute medical conditions, such as a urinary tract infection, sinusitis, bronchitis, etc.

Some acute care involves evaluating and treating a preexisting chronic illness that has suddenly worsened and presented with worsening of symptoms.

Acute care visit is different from an emergency care visit. Emergency care visit deals with situations and conditions that are life-threatening, severe, and need immediate medical attention.

Sick visits deal with health problems that need medical attention soon but are not life-threatening.

The physicians at Click2MD can see you the same day with a short wait time. 

What are some of the most common reasons for acute care or sick visits?

Some of the most common reasons for acute care and sick visits include sinusitis and upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, shortness of breath, development of new worrisome symptoms, and etc.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of lungs caused by bacteria or viruses. Symptoms usually include cough with or without phlegm, fever, chills, and shortness of breath. Pneumonia can range from mild to life-threatening. Mild and moderate cases of pneumonia can be treated as an outpatient procedure. More severe and life-threatening cases need emergency medical attention. If treated early, the chances of it getting worse are less.

Sinusitis

Sinusitis refers to inflammation of the sinuses, usually from an infection. Based on symptoms, it may not need antibiotics. Sometimes allergies may also cause sinusitis. Appropriate treatment helps resolve the symptoms quickly.

Urinary tract infection

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects any area of your urinary system — your ureters, bladder, kidneys, and urethra. Most UTIs affect the bladder and urethra.

Symptoms usually include increased frequency, burning, change n urine color, discomfort in bladder or kidney area. Upper urinary tract infection refers to a kidney infection.

This usually is serious and should be treated promptly. Urinary symptoms with fever usually indicate a kidney infection.

Uncontrolled Diabetes 

Type 2 diabetes is caused by suboptimal utilization of insulin causing an increase in serum glucose. Weakness, fatigue, thirst, frequent urination are usually signs of high glucose.

Weakness, sweating, dizziness, and a near fainting feeling are usually signs of low glucose. Both of these conditions must be treated urgently to avoid further complications, like diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).

If you have any of these symptoms, check your glucose with your glucose meter before calling your doctor.

Heart Failure

Heart failure (HF) is the heart’s inability to circulate (pump) blood adequately through the body. HF could be systolic, diastolic or both.

Worsening of symptoms includes increased SOB, decrease in walking, leg swelling, unexplained cough, inability to sleep in the usual manner, drowsiness. If not treated adequately, may cause further complications, making the situation worse.

What does an acute care or sick visit involve?

Acute care visit or sick visit always involves an in-depth evaluation by a physician. Physician obtains history. Blood/urine testing and X-rays are ordered if indicated. Medications are prescribed, if indicated, electronically to your pharmacy.

If you are sick and want evaluation and treatment urgent basis, call 716-628-0000 for an appointment. Visits could be in person or virtual (telemedicine). Sick visits are usually same-day or next-day based on your symptoms.