Sick Visits

Sick Visits services offered in Las Vegas, NV

Unlike your annual wellness exam, you can’t plan ahead for a sick visit with your primary care provider, which can make it hard to get an appointment when you’re feeling under the weather. David L. Howard, MD, Ph.D., in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a progressive primary care practice that offers sick visits, so you never have to worry about getting an appointment. For your convenience, the office also provides sick visit appointments through telehealth. To schedule a sick visit with David Howard, MD, Ph.D., call or book online today.

Sick Visits Q&A

What are sick visits?

Sick visits are medical appointments you schedule with your primary care provider to manage an unexpected illness or an exacerbation of an underlying health condition. 

Illnesses don’t happen on a schedule, and it’s not always easy to get an appointment to see your primary care provider on short notice. Dr. Howard takes a proactive and progressive approach to medical care. 

His schedule includes time for sick visits to get you the care you need as soon as you need it. Plus, Dr. Howard offers telehealth appointments, making it even more convenient for you to schedule your sick visit since there’s no need to travel to the office.

When do I need sick visits?

You need sick visits when you have an acute illness that fails to improve within a few days, worsens over time, or is an ongoing problem. Common health issues that benefit from a sick visit at the office of David L. Howard, MD, Ph.D., include:

  • Cold or flu
  • Sore throat
  • High fever
  • Ongoing pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Skin rash
  • Allergic reaction
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Ear pain
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Painful periods
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

Dr. Howard also offers sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing. If you have concerns about an STD, Dr. Howard can talk to you about getting tested and provide any treatment you might need. Most STDs develop without causing symptoms. STD testing is the only way to know if you have an infection.

What happens during sick visits?

The specifics of your sick visit with Dr. Howard depend on the reason for your visit. Dr. Howard first asks detailed questions about your health concerns and symptoms. He also reviews your medical history, the types of medications you take, and your usual routine.

Based on the information gathered, Dr. Howard talks to you about your acute illness and provides treatment recommendations. If needed, he may request in-office lab testing to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.

The hybrid clinic also offers in-office medication dispensing, so you can get the lab tests and treatment you need in one place.

What happens after sick visits?

After your sick visit, Dr. Howard may schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your response to treatment or discuss the findings from your lab testing. 

He adjusts your plan as needed.

There’s no need to suffer with your symptoms. Schedule a sick visit at the office of David L. Howard, MD, Ph.D., by calling or booking online today to get the quick and convenient care you need.