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Sick Visits Specialist

Cool Kidz Pediatrics -  - Pediatrics

Cool Kidz Pediatrics

Pediatrics located in Tampa, FL & Petersburg, FL

SOFT INTRO (50-100 words): The caring team led by Ananth Pillai, MD, and Lilivette Rolland, MD, at Cool Kidz Pediatrics, knows that sickness is never planned. That’s why they make it a priority to offer same-day sick visits at their clinic in Tampa, Florida. If your child is sick, don’t hesitate to call the office today to talk to a member of their compassionate staff about a same-day appointment.

Sick Visits Q&A

What is a sick visit?

Having a sick child can be upsetting. Whether it’s due to a fever, common cold, or stomach ache, no parent wants to see their child suffer from illness. The team at Cool Kidz Pediatrics is committed to providing your child with the prompt care they need to get back to their normal self. 

They offer same-day appointments for children who need urgent medical care. That way, your child can see their regular pediatrician, and you don’t have to worry about taking them to the hospital. 

When should I call my pediatrician for a sick visit?

Every child is unique, and no one knows them better than their parents. The best thing for you to do is call Cool Kidz Pediatrics anytime you feel concerned about your child’s health. A member of their friendly and professional staff listens to your concerns and advises you on whether your child needs a same-day appointment. If so, they accommodate you as quickly as possible. 

Common reasons for same-day sick visits include:

  • A fever higher than 103º in a child six months or older
  • A fever higher than 100.4º in a child younger than two months
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea that lasts for more than two days
  • An allergic reaction that causes hives or difficulty breathing
  • Concerns about blood sugar levels
  • A cut or wound that may require stitches
  • Illnesses that need quick diagnostic tests, like strep throat or the flu

If your child is experiencing a medical emergency, like seizures or poisoning, you should call 911 or take them to the nearest emergency room immediately. 

What should I expect when I bring my child in for a sick visit?

When you bring your child to Cool Kidz Pediatrics for a sick visit, the welcoming staff treat you like family. Your child receives care from their regular pediatrician instead of an emergency room doctor with whom they’re unfamiliar. 

Your pediatrician begins by asking you questions about your child’s symptoms. They perform a physical exam and may take tests, like a flu or strep test. 

After they diagnose your child’s condition, your Cool Kidz Pediatrics provider recommends the best course of treatment. This varies based on their condition, but may include medications or wound care. They also advise you on how to help your child recover at home. 

If you think your child needs to see their doctor, call Cool Kidz Pediatrics today for a same-day sick visit.