Sarah Miller, M.D.
Concierge Pediatrics & Internal Medicine located in Bellaire, TX & Houston, TX
When you or your child is sick, you want to see a doctor right away. Dr. Sarah Miller at Simply Medicine, serving Bellaire and Houston, Texas, offers same-day sick visits to accommodate your needs. Issues including fever, earache, vomiting, or a cough cannot always wait. Get the care you need by calling or booking an appointment online today.
Same Day Sick Visits Q&A
What do same-day sick visits treat?
At Simply Medicine, Dr. Miller understands that you can’t plan for sickness. When you have health concerns that need immediate attention, you need a doctor quickly.
Conditions that might call for needing to see Dr. Miller right away include:
- Strep throat
- Severe coughing
- Asthma complications
- Urinary tract infection
- Minor injury from an accident
A same-day sick visit is for conditions that are urgent, but not life-threatening. Same-day sick visits don’t include check-ups for immunizations, wellness exams, prescription refills, or sports physicals. They’re only for conditions that are in need of urgent care.
When you call ahead, Dr. Miller at Simply Medicine can accommodate your needs without long wait times, and she also offers after-hours care.
Can a same-day sick visit help symptoms of the flu or strep throat?
Strep and the flu are common sicknesses that can blindly sneak up on you. Strep is a bacterial infection, and the flu is a viral infection. Same-day sick visits can treat both.
Symptoms of strep and the flu are similar and symptoms include:
- Sore throat
- Muscle aches
- Stuffy nose
When you visit Simply Medicine, a rapid strep test can confirm if you have strep. If you test positive, Dr. Miller prescribes antibiotics to help you get well quickly.
If you have the flu, she may prescribe antiviral drugs. Since the flu is viral, antibiotics won’t work. Dr. Miller also recommends staying home, resting, and avoiding contact with others.
No matter what sickness comes on, see Dr. Miller at Simply Medicine for an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment at a same-day sick visit. The goal is to get you well quickly.
What should I do to prepare for a same-day sick visit?
When you call Simply Medicine about your health concern, explain your situation clearly to Dr. Miller. It’s imperative that you clearly communicate the nature of your need. If the health issue is life-threatening, she can advise you to get emergency attention.
If you need medical attention the day of your call, and your concern is not life-threatening, then you can see Dr. Miller that day.
You should always call Dr. Miller at Simply Medicine when you have a question about a health concern. She can always give you medical advice on where to go for immediate care.
If you have an immediate health concern for you or your child and need a same-day sick visit, call Simply Medicine, or book an appointment online today.