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Same Day Sick Visit Specialist

Baldwin Pediatrics

Pediatrics located in Panama City, FL

When your child is sick, being able to see their normal pediatrician is just as comforting as it is advantageous. Besides being specially trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of acute pediatric illnesses and conditions, your pediatrician knows your child and their medical history. Rubina Azam, MD, FAAP, ABIHM, and the team at Baldwin Pediatrics are pleased to provide a complete menu of acute care services for children of all ages, including same-day sick visits. Call their office Panama City, Florida, or schedule an appointment online today.

Same Day Sick Visit Q & A

What’s acute pediatric care?

It’s easy to schedule a convenient appointment for your child’s annual wellness checkup, sports physical, or recommended immunizations, but you can’t plan ahead for their sick visits. Often, illnesses and other acute medical problems crop up unexpectedly and require prompt care.

Acute pediatric care is devoted to diagnosing and treating babies, children, and adolescents with a short-term illness or any other sudden symptoms that call for swift medical attention.

If your child has ever come down with a barking cough, developed an itchy eye infection, or experienced a severe reaction to an insect bite, you’re probably already familiar with acute pediatric care.

When does my child need a same-day sick visit?

Dr. Azam and the team at Baldwin Pediatrics offer convenient same-day sick visits for kids affected by virtually any acute illness or symptom, including:

  • Colds, flu, and fever
  • Cough and bronchitis
  • Earache and sore throat
  • Sinus infections
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Mild allergic reactions
  • Minor asthma attacks
  • Insect bite reactions
  • Sudden skin rashes

Dr. Azam also provides same-day sick appointments for children with acute gas pain, persistent diarrhea, ongoing constipation, and other digestive issues.

How is acute care different from urgent care?

When your child is really ill, you may not be sure whether you should head to your nearest urgent care facility or bring them directly to Dr. Azam. First, it’s important to recognize that acute care and urgent care are basically the same — they both provide prompt treatment for patients with pressing medical problems.

As a fully-equipped practice staffed by an experienced team of experts, Baldwin Pediatrics is committed to providing same-day sick visits with on-the-spot diagnosis and effective treatment solutions for kids who are too ill to wait for a scheduled appointment.

And unlike your nearest urgent care practice, Dr. Azam and her team provide diligent follow-up care to ensure your child is recovering as they should.

When is my child’s illness an emergency?

If your child’s illness seems particularly severe, or if their symptoms are exceptionally intense, you may want to head directly to the hospital. The following symptoms are best treated in an emergency room:

  • Very high fever with decreased alertness
  • Chest pain and breathing difficulties
  • Intense abdominal pain or severe dehydration
  • Critical asthma attack or allergic reaction

If your child is sick, call Baldwin Pediatrics or click online to book your same-day appointment today.