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Sick Visits

Temecula Medical Group

Concierge Primary Care & Wellness Clinic located in Temecula, CA

Prompt care is vital when you’re not feeling well. With many in-office and concierge medicine choices, Richard Rawson, DO, and the team always provide time-sensitive treatment at the Temecula Medical Group in Temecula, California. The practice welcomes sick visits for all kinds of illnesses, from the common cold and flu to strep throat. To learn more, call the Temecula Medical Group today or schedule an appointment online.

Sick Visits Q & A

What are sick visits?

A sick visit is an appointment you schedule with the Temecula Medical Group to address a new illness or symptoms that are getting worse. When you’re feeling ill, you need a doctor you can trust to care for your needs right away. The Temecula Medical Group welcomes sick visits and offers urgent care services to promptly address your concerns.

How do I know if I need a sick visit?

While minor symptoms like a runny nose or cough usually get better within a few days, some can get worse. Common reasons to schedule a sick visit with the Temecula Medical Group include:

  • Sinus congestion
  • Dry, persistent cough
  • Sore throat
  • White spots in the back of the throat
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headaches
  • Low appetite

If you experience any of these symptoms for longer than 2-3 days, the team recommends scheduling a sick visit.

What happens during a sick visit?

After recording your height, weight, and vitals, the team reviews your medical history and asks questions about your symptoms. With an in-house lab, the team does diagnostic testing onsite. If you need blood work, COVID testing, urinalysis, or an X-ray, the Temecula Medical Group’s in-house diagnostic services save patients time and money.

Depending on the result of your tests, the team could recommend rest and fluids, medication, or refer you to a specialist for additional investigation.

What illnesses can sick visits treat?

The team can diagnose a wide range of acute illnesses at your sick visit, including:

  • Strep throat
  • Common cold
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinus infection
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Ear infection
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)

Many chronic conditions can also cause uncomfortable symptoms that require a sick visit. Fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, and a runny nose are symptoms of chronic diseases like diabetes and allergies that call for a sick visit.

If needed, the team can order in-house services like blood work and X-rays to further investigate your symptoms and diagnose your condition.

In-house services enable you to get prompt care and a quick diagnosis. Call the Temecula Medical Group today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.