Sick Visits Specialist

New Beginnings Pediatrics

Pediatrics located in Glendale, AZ

Kids get sick regularly throughout childhood thanks to viruses and bacteria that are easy to spread. Children are also prone to minor injuries sustained during active play. At New Beginnings Pediatrics in Glendale, Arizona, Aashima Bansal, MD, diagnoses and treats both categories of mild to moderate ailments in children. If your child has any unusual symptoms, call New Beginnings Pediatrics, or book a sick visit online today.

Sick Visits Q & A

What are sick visits?

Kids are susceptible to injuries that happen quickly and illness-causing germs, both of which can pose a problem for your child’s wellness. If the illness or injury is mild, you can forgo an urgent care or emergency room visit by bringing your child in for a sick visit at New Beginnings Pediatrics.

During a sick visit, you can describe your child’s symptoms to Dr. Bansal, or your child can describe them themselves if they’re old enough. Then, she performs a diagnostic evaluation to find out what’s causing those symptoms. Diagnostic testing might also be necessary later in the appointment if the initial evaluation isn’t conclusive. 

When should I book a sick visit for my child?

Watching your child’s discomfort is very hard, and you should book a sick visit any time your child has symptoms that aren’t life-threatening. Excessive bleeding, high fevers, and head injuries usually require emergency room visits, but mild to moderate symptoms can wait for an evaluation during a sick visit.

Some symptoms of many of the most common acute childhood illnesses, which you should note during a sick visit at New Beginnings Pediatrics, are:

  • Coughing
  • A sore throat
  • Congestion
  • Rashes
  • Tummy ache
  • Earaches
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Eye irritation
  • Minor cuts and burns
  • Ear lavage
  • Wart treatment 

Using symptoms like these as a template and evaluating your child with a physical exam, Dr. Bansal can diagnose illnesses like chickenpox, the common cold, the flu, strep throat, and pink eye. She also treats minor injuries like cuts, burns, bruises, and small broken bones. 

What happens during a sick visit?

As you prepare for a sick visit at New Beginnings Pediatrics, you should make sure you write down any questions that come up regarding your child’s wellness. You should also note all of the symptoms you’ve noticed and when they started. 

Dr. Bansal asks about your family medical history, which may already be on file if you come to New Beginnings Pediatrics for well-child exams and other regular visits. She also performs a general physical, including taking your child’s temperature, reading their blood pressure, and listening to their heartbeat. 

Once she forms a conclusive diagnosis, Dr. Bansal has an idea of the most appropriate treatment for your child’s ailment. She might prescribe anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, or other medications for the illness. She might also suggest home strategies like using a humidifier in your child’s bedroom or encouraging bedrest. 

If you think your child is sick or has a minor injury, don’t hesitate to call for a sick visit or book online at New Beginnings Pediatrics today.