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Sick Visit Specialist

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan

Board Certified Internal Medicine Physicians & Board Certified Pediatricians located in Grand Rapids, MI

If you’re ill and require medical care, board-certified internal medicine physicians and pediatricians at Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan in Grand Rapids, Michigan, are here for you. They provide sick visits to get to the bottom of what’s causing your symptoms and offer you relief. Schedule your next sick visit with the experts at Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan by phone or online today.

Sick Visit Q&A

What are sick visits?

The team at Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan knows that illnesses aren’t planned, and it’s often difficult to get an appointment at the last minute. That’s why they provide same-day sick visits to offer you relief when unplanned illnesses and urgent problems arise for you or your child. 

Internal medicine experts at Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan evaluate, diagnose, and treat you for common illnesses. They’re available seven days a week.


What are sick visits used for?

You or your child might require a sick visit if you experience one of the following signs or symptoms:

  • A high or long-lasting fever
  • A rash
  • Long-lasting or severe pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • A wound or injury
  • A sore throat with a fever
  • Body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Other unusual symptoms


Your or your child might also need a sick visit if you have severe allergy symptoms, chronic nasal congestion, urinary problems, or other symptoms that negatively affect your everyday life and don’t subside on their own.


What happens during sick visits?

During sick visits at Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan, your provider checks your temperature, weight, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs. They ask about your symptoms and complete a physical exam to evaluate your overall health. Your internal medicine specialist examines your throat, eyes, ears, abdomen, breathing, and heartbeat.

They might recommend a throat or nasal swab, urine test, blood tests, allergy or asthma tests, electrocardiogram (EKG), X-rays, or other imaging tests to diagnose the cause of your symptoms and develop a treatment plan.


Which treatments are available?

Depending on the type and severity of your condition, the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan team might recommend:

  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Prescription medications
  • Topical medicines
  • Rest, fluids, and at-home care
  • Wound or fracture care
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Breathing treatments
  • Injections
  • Further diagnostic testing
  • Minor surgical procedures

If you have a complex or severe medical problem, your internal medicine specialist can refer you to a qualified specialist in your area.

Don’t live with unpleasant symptoms of an illness or let them develop into serious complications. Schedule your next sick visit with the experts at Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan by phone or online today.