Sick Visits

Pediatrician Specialty Practices

A Private Pediatric Practice & Pediatric Cardiologist located in Federal Way, WA

If your child has an illness, disease, or injury, Nauman Ahmad, MD, FAAP, and his team at Pediatrician Specialty Practices in Federal Way and Puyallup, Washington, can help. They offer same-day sick visits to diagnose and treat your child’s condition and offer them relief. Book a sick visit with Pediatrician Specialty Practices over the phone or online today.

Sick Visits Q & A

What are sick visits?

Sick visits at Pediatrician Specialty Practices are medical assessments in which Dr. Ahmad and his team evaluate, diagnose, and treat children who don’t feel well. Reducing unpleasant symptoms helps your child feel comfortable and recover as quickly as possible.

When should I schedule sick visits?

Common illnesses and injuries that may require treatment with the Pediatrician Specialty Practices team include:

  • Severe colds, flu, or COVID-19
  • Other illnesses
  • High or long-lasting fevers
  • Coughing or shortness of breath
  • Nasal congestion, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Chest pain, confusion, or dizziness
  • Asthma symptoms, a rash, or allergies
  • Concussions
  • Chronic or severe headaches

Any time your child experiences new, unusual, or severe symptoms of an illness or disease, call the Pediatrician Specialty Practices office. Friendly providers can let you know whether a same-day sick visit is needed.

What happens during pediatric sick visits?

When your child arrives at Pediatrician Specialty Practices for a sick visit, compassionate staff members greet them. A provider checks their weight, height, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs. 

Dr. Ahmad reviews your child’s medical history and asks about their symptoms. He completes a physical examination and might recommend nasal or throat swabs, urine tests, blood tests, asthma tests, or allergy testing. Additional diagnostic tests may include chest X-rays, other imaging procedures, or heart function tests.

After receiving the results of such tests, Dr. Ahmad can diagnose your child’s condition and develop a treatment plan.

What are my child’s treatment options?

Depending on the type and severity of illness, disease, or injury your child experiences, Dr. Ahmad may suggest one of the following treatments:

  • Rest and fluids
  • Diet or lifestyle changes
  • Over-the-counter medication
  • Prescription medication
  • An inhaler
  • Allergy treatments: Dr. Ahmad does skin allergy testing in the office
  • Fracture or wound care
  • Injections
  • Specialist referrals

Dr. Ahmad can refer out to highly trained specialists as needed. The Pediatrician Specialty Practices team follows up with you and your child to ensure their treatment works properly and they start to feel better.

Don’t let an untreated illness make your child feel uncomfortable or cause more serious medical problems. Schedule a same-day sick visit with Pediatrician Specialty Practices by phone or online today.