The Importance of Same Day Sick Visits

When your little one is sick, get them on the mend faster with same-day sick visits with the team at White Oak Pediatrics in Raleigh, NC.

3 Important Reasons for Same-Day Sick Appointments 

What do you do when your little one is running a fever, vomiting, or having other frightening symptoms and your pediatrician doesn’t have an appointment available? You are likely to visit an urgent care facility or an emergency room.

That usually leaves your child sitting in the waiting room – miserable – sometimes for hours. And it leaves your bank balance hurting. It could also lead to an inaccurate or incomplete diagnosis, as those facilities won’t have your child’s full medical history.

While emergency rooms do have their place and are integral for life-threatening issues, it’s typically much better for a sick child to visit their pediatrician. The team at White Oak Pediatrics in Raleigh, NC share some of the most important reasons you should choose a pediatrician that offers same-day sick visits.

Ongoing Quality of Care

Visiting a pediatrician instead of other facilities means that the same people are caring for your child all the time. They know your child and their full medical history. And if your child is sick, they can much more accurately determine if the current symptoms could be linked to another issue.

For example, imagine your child is suddenly weak and has blurry vision. Our pediatrician knows if a close relative has diabetes or if your child has displayed any symptoms of it before. Therefore, they would know to test for it.

Less Time and Money

It’s hard to put a price on making a sick child well, and it might not be something you even think about in the midst of an illness. However, it’s hard to overlook the fact that emergency room bills can get quite high. They make an already stressful situation even more stressful – and typically for something that can easily be handled by our pediatrician.

The wait at emergency facilities can also be excruciating for a little one who’s not feeling well. And that’s because there are often a large number of people being seen at once. The wait is typically much shorter at a pediatrician’s office.

Get Your Child Feeling Better Sooner

With same-day appointments and less wait time, your child can start feeling better much more quickly. And this is the most important benefit.

The team at White Oak Pediatrics in Raleigh, NC is proud to offer same-day sick visits. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (919) 787-0266.

White Oak Pediatrics


4414 Lake Boone Trail,
Suite 103,
Raleigh, NC 27607


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