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Sick Visits Specialist

Lakeview Family Medicine

Primary Care Physicians located in Orem, UT & Saratoga Springs, UT

Sick visits provide a quick and convenient way to receive care for acute health problems like fevers, the flu, and abdominal pain. At Lakeview Family Medicine, the team offers urgent  care to people of all ages. To schedule an appointment at the Orem, Utah, office or the Crossroads location in Saratoga Springs, Utah, book online or call.

Sick Visits Q&A

What are sick visits?

Sick visits provide prompt diagnosis and treatment of non-life-threatening medical emergencies. If you or your child fall ill or suffer an injury, and your symptoms require immediate treatment, contact the team at Lakeview Family Medicine right away.

Sick visits provide an alternative to visiting the emergency room. Emergency room visits are costly and see individuals based on their level of need. That means you might have to wait several hours to see a physician if someone comes in with a more serious or pressing condition.

When should I come in for a sick visit?

The team at Lakeview Family Medicine provides sick visits for various conditions, including:

  • Allergic reactions and asthma
  • Cuts, burns, bug and animal bites
  • The common cold and the seasonal flu
  • Pink eye
  • Ear infections
  • Strep throat
  • Bronchitis
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Sinus infections

You might also benefit from a sick visit if you experience a work or sports-related injury, like a muscle strain, sprain, or dislocated joint.

What happens during a sick visit?

No two sick visits are exactly alike. The team at Lakeview Family Medicine tailors the appointment based on your age, medical history, and individual symptoms. 

At the beginning of your appointment, the team conducts a physical exam and asks about your symptoms, including when they first started, their level of severity, and if there are any recent activities that might have triggered them.

If these preliminary measures don’t provide enough information, the team might also take a swab of your nose or throat, order laboratory testing, or recommend X-rays or another type of diagnostic imaging.

After pinpointing the source of your discomfort, the team develops a custom treatment plan. This might include prescription medication, stitches in the event of a cut or laceration, or a list of at-home care instructions. 

What should I bring to a sick visit?

To get the most out of your sick visit at Lake View Family Medicine, it’s important to gather the necessary documentation beforehand. The team recommends that you bring:

  • Photo ID 
  • Names of the prescription medication you’re currently taking
  • A list of any chronic conditions you’re living with
  • Medical insurance card

This information helps streamline the appointment process, allowing you to receive care more efficiently.

To learn more about sick visits, request a consultation at Lakeview Family Medicine. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool, call the nearest office, or walk in during normal business hours today.