Sick Visits Specialist

Fulshear Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Pediatrics serving Fulshear and Katy, TX

When you or your children have a cold, persistent pain, or unexplained symptoms, the Fulshear Family Medicine team, convenient to residents in Katy, and Fulshear, Texas, offers diagnostic sick visits for the whole family. Board-certified family physicians, Heidi Schultz, MD, Bin Sung, MD, FAAP, and their team offer on-site diagnostic lab testing and evaluations to determine the root cause of your symptoms. They customize treatment plans to help you feel better quickly, so you can get back to your routine. To schedule a sick visit, call Fulshear Family Medicine today or request an appointment online.

Sick Visits Q & A

When should I schedule a sick visit?

The Fulshear Family Medicine team recommends scheduling a sick visit when your symptoms aren’t improving with home care and rest. You should also consider an in-office visit if you have symptoms that are getting worse, even with treatment.

The medical staff offers comprehensive care for a variety of acute health conditions, including:

  • Flu
  • Rashes
  • Strep throat
  • Abdominal pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Upper respiratory infections

If you have symptoms of an existing health condition, like allergies or asthma, the Fulshear Family Medicine team also recommends scheduling a sick visit for an evaluation and treatment of your symptoms.

You can also undergo on-site testing for symptoms relating to sexually transmitted disease (STDs).

What happens during a sick visit?

During a sick visit, the Fulshear Family Medicine providers take the time to listen to your symptoms and review your medical history. Through a series of questions and a physical exam, your provider can pinpoint the potential cause of your symptoms.

You may need blood work or a urinalysis to confirm existing infections or underlying health issues that are contributing to your symptoms. If your Fulshear Family Medicine provider suspects you have strep throat, they perform a quick swab of your throat and send the sample of collected cells to the on-site laboratory for testing.

For abdominal or other types of pain, you may need imaging tests like an ultrasound to evaluate your internal organs and identify the root cause of pain.

Once they understand your diagnosis, your Fulshear Family Medicine provider creates a treatment plan that focuses on relieving the severity of your symptoms and prevent a worsening of your condition.

What treatments are available for acute and chronic conditions?

Your treatment plan depends on the nature of your condition. If you have strep throat or a bacterial infection in your urinary tract or upper respiratory system, you may need a course of antibiotics to clear the infection.

Viral conditions, like the flu, can’t be treated with antibiotics, so your Fulshear Family Medicine provider will recommend over-the-counter medications to ease your symptoms and help you feel better.

If you aren’t feeling well because of issues relating to an existing chronic health issue, your Fulshear Family Medicine physician may change your current treatment plan and make adjustments to your medications.

In some cases, you may need a follow-up visit where your provider evaluates the success of your treatment and ensures you’re functioning optimally.

If you or your child is sick or in pain, don’t delay an evaluation. You can call Fulshear Family Medicine today or request a sick visit online now.