Sick Visits

Family Practice & Medical Weight Loss located in Sheridan, WY
Sick Visits

Sick Visits services offered in Sheridan, WY

When you feel unwell and need prompt medical attention, sick visits offer responsive care and support to help you make a speedy recovery. Experienced family nurse practitioner Toni Orum, APRN, FNP-C, understands the importance of timely sick care at Zorumske Family Practice in Sheridan, Wyoming. She works with you to restore your health and help you feel your best. Call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

What are sick visits?

Sick visits are medical appointments that you schedule when you feel unwell or suffer an injury. They’re usually same-day appointments, ensuring you receive a prompt diagnosis and responsive treatment.

Sick visits help prevent complications and facilitate a speedy recovery by addressing your immediate health concerns.

When is it necessary to schedule sick visits?

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of illnesses and injuries is essential to ensure a fast, healthy recovery. Consider scheduling a sick visit if you experience:

  • Persistent respiratory symptoms
  • High fever (100.4°F or higher) 
  • Worsening symptoms 
  • A suspected infection
  • An injury or accident

If you’re unsure whether you need sick care, contact Toni at Zorumske Family Practice for personalized guidance and support.

What symptoms or conditions warrant sick visits?

It can be difficult to know which symptoms or medical concerns warrant a sick visit. You can book a visit with Toni any time you feel unwell and need prompt care. Common symptoms and conditions that warrant a sick visit include:

  • Ongoing cough
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Strep throat
  • Severe fatigue
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Cold and flu
  • Skin rash
  • Ear infection

The sooner you seek care for an illness, injury, or worsening chronic disease, the better chance you have of receiving timely treatment and effective symptom management.

What happens during sick visits?

A sick visit is similar to a routine appointment. When you arrive, Toni and her staff check your height, weight, and vitals (respiration rate, temperature, and blood pressure). Next, they review your medical history and ask questions about your symptoms, such as:

  • The duration and severity 
  • Medications or treatments you’ve tried
  • Your specific areas of discomfort or pain
  • Your relevant medical or family history
  • Any allergies or sensitivities you have

Based on your information, Toni completes a thorough physical to identify the source of your symptoms. This information helps her issue the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan to relieve your discomfort and accelerate your recovery.

If you feel unwell, don’t hesitate to schedule a sick visit with Toni at Zorumske Family Practice. Call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.