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Sick Visits Specialist

Four Peaks Primary Care & Internal Medicine

Fayz Yar Khan, MD

Primary Care Internal Medicine & Aesthetic Injector located in Phoenix, AZ

If you’re dealing with a mild illness or minor injury, you need expert medical intervention to receive the attention and care you need. At Four Peaks Internal Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona, Fayz Yar Khan, MD, and his primary care team offer same-day sick visits when you have an emergency that doesn’t require hospitalization. Whether you’re struggling with allergies or have a sprained ankle, call the practice for an appointment, or book your visit online today.

Sick Visits Q&A

What are sick visits?

When you have an acute health problem that comes up, you don’t want your symptoms to continue for too long. Sick visits allow you to get a quick, accurate diagnosis so effective treatments can begin.

Your sick visit entails telling the team at Four Peaks Internal Medicine about all of your symptoms. Depending on the nature of your visit, you might need X-rays or diagnostic testing. The team gets to the root issue and provides the right treatment, whether it means bracing an injury or prescribing an antibiotic.

What can be treated at sick visits?

Sick visits can treat a wide range of illness and injuries, including:

  • Common cold, cough, or flu
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Cuts

You should book a sick visit if your symptoms aren’t going away with home remedies, such as rest and plenty of fluids. If you’ve injured your foot or ankle, keep it elevated and avoid putting pressure on it. If you hurt your arms or back, rest and try not to lift any objects until receiving professional treatment.

If you have life-threatening symptoms and believe your health is in danger, call 911 immediately.

What can I expect at sick visits?

Your sick visit begins with targeting the nature of your illness or injury. Your doctor takes your temperature and your vitals. Diagnostic testing, such as a urine test, strep test, or blood test might be performed as well. 

Depending on the nature of your condition, treatments might include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Corticosteroids
  • Pain relief medications
  • Antiviral medications
  • Wound care
  • Stitches for a laceration
  • Bracing or casting for an injury

After your visit, you may need to schedule a follow-up appointment to make sure your condition improves.

Are sick visits necessary?

In many cases, your body can heal on its own when you treat it with the right care at home, meaning getting proper rest, drinking plenty of fluids, and if you’re injured, icing the area.

If your condition doesn’t improve, then medical intervention can help you get well. You also benefit from having the care of your doctors as they monitor the condition of your health.

If you’re not feeling well, have continued symptoms of sickness, or have an injury, call the office today for a sick visit. You can also book your appointment online.