Sick Visits

Independent Medical Group

A Private Medical Practice & Aesthetics Med Spa located in Pahrump, NV

Every once in a while, you wake up feeling unusually queasy, stuffed up, or generally unwell. At Independent Medical Group in Pahrump, Nevada, Michael Reiner, MD, evaluates your symptoms, diagnoses, and recommends treatment during a sick visit. No matter the nature of your symptoms, a sick visit helps you better understand your health and alleviate symptoms quickly. To book a sick visit for yourself or your child, call Independent Medical Group, or schedule an appointment online today.

Sick Visits Q & A

What are sick visits?

Sick visits are as-needed appointments with your doctor to address unusual symptoms. During a sick visit, your provider can find the underlying cause of your symptoms, make an official diagnosis, and prescribe a fitting medication or treatment. 

Independent Medical Group treats a wide range of acute conditions and injuries during sick visits. If your illness goes beyond the scope of basic health care, they can refer you to trusted specialists in the area who have extensive knowledge about the condition you have.  

What kinds of symptoms warrant a sick visit?

You can book a sick visit whenever you don’t feel well, especially if your symptoms make it challenging to be productive or do the things you enjoy. The team at Independent Medical Group often sees patients for cold and flu symptoms, which come from viruses and are contagious.

You should consider scheduling a sick visit at Independent Medical Group if you experience one or more of these symptoms:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Snore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Sick visits are available for babies, children, adults, and everyone in-between. Suppose you or your child loses consciousness or experiences an illness or injury that might be life-threatening. In that case, you should make an emergency room visit right away instead of booking a sick visit appointment ahead of time. 

What happens during my sick visit?

The providers and staff at Independent Medical Group strive to make sick visits as easy and comfortable as possible. Upon your arrival, you’ll provide general information to your provider about your medical history and current symptoms. 

A sick visit usually starts with a basic physical exam. Your provider takes measurements like your height, weight, blood pressure, and heart rate. Then, they examine your ears, nose, throat, or other areas pertaining to your symptoms. If the physical exam alone isn’t conclusive for a diagnosis, your provider might recommend blood tests or imaging tests for additional information. 

Finally, your provider makes treatment recommendations. They may suggest you take some time away from work or school to avoid spreading your illness if it’s contagious. The team might also prescribe medications and teach you to take them properly and at the right times. In any case, they explain your diagnosis and your treatment to you in detail and answer all of your questions. 

If you or a loved one has unusual symptoms that interfere with regular life, call Independent Medical Group or schedule an appointment online today.