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Sick Visits Specialist

Elaina S Johnson, FNP-C -  - Family Medicine Clinic

Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic

Elaina S Johnson, FNP-C

Family Medicine Clinic located in Cypress, TX

If you develop a dry cough or a fever that doesn’t respond to rest and over-the-counter medication, don’t wait to seek professional help. At Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic, board-certified family nurse practitioner Elaina Johnson, FNP-C, and the team provide sick visits to people of all ages. To make an appointment at the practice in Cypress, Texas, call the office, walk in, or use the online booking feature today.

Sick Visits Q & A

What are sick visits?

A sick visit is an appointment used to diagnose and treat an acute or chronic illness. If you or a family member gets sick and your symptoms last for more than a day or two, or they don’t respond to at-home treatments, visit the team at Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic. 

Following an exam, a discussion of your symptoms, and a series of tests, the team can determine the source of your symptoms and develop a custom care plan that aligns with your needs. 

What are some of the conditions that can benefit from sick visits?

At Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic, the team uses sick visits to diagnose and treat various conditions, including:

  • The common cold and flu
  • Ear infections
  • Strep throat
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • COVID-19
  • Pink eye
  • Diarrhea and vomiting
  • Nausea
  • High fevers
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Strains and sprains
  • Acute back pain

The team also uses sick visits to treat minor injuries and skin-related issues, including cuts that require stitches, bug bites, and minor burns. 

What do sick visits involve?

At Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic, the team tailors sick visits to each individual’s needs. That said, most visits follow the same basic structure:

Discussion of your symptoms

At the beginning of a sick visit, your provider asks about your symptoms, including when they started, their severity, and if any activities like exercising or eating certain foods make them worse. 

Physical exam

Next, your provider conducts a physical exam. Depending on the source of your discomfort, they may focus on specific areas of your body. For example, if you have a sore throat, your provider shines a light in your mouth to look for signs of swelling, excess drainage, or irritation.

Lab work or diagnostic imaging

If an exam isn’t enough to determine the cause of your symptoms, the team might order lab work like blood tests or urinalysis. If they suspect you have a broken bone or a dislocated joint, they might order X-rays or a computed tomography (CT) scan. 

Custom treatment plan

After determining what’s causing your illness, the team develops a custom treatment plan to help you feel better. Depending on your needs, that might include prescription medication, avoiding certain foods, drinking lots of water, or getting plenty of rest.

If you or a loved one isn’t feeling well, don’t wait to schedule a sick visit at Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic. Call the office, walk in, or use the online booking feature today. 

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