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Pediatric Care Specialist in Blacksburg, VA

Same-Day Sick Visits

When your child wakes up feeling under the weather, deciding what to do next isn't always easy. As parents, it can be difficult to determine if your child can recover with rest at home or if they need to be seen by a doctor. And if they do need medical attention, where should you take them?

At New Beginnings Pediatrics in Blacksburg, VA, we understand the worry that comes with having a sick child. Plus, unlike an urgent care center, pediatrics is our specialty. Our team of experienced and compassionate pediatricians is dedicated to providing your child with the best possible care. And, because our goal is to help your child get better as quickly as possible, we offer same-day sick visits.

If your child is feeling unwell, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment. Our easy-to-use online scheduling ensures that the care your child needs is just a few clicks away. We're here to support you and your child because, at New Beginnings Pediatrics, your child's health is our first priority.

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Same-Day Sick Child Visits

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Acute Illness Treatment, ASAP

Common childhood illnesses can sneak up on your family quickly, often starting small, with sneezing, coughing, or other easily dismissable symptoms. But knowing which signs are alright to watch at home and which need a doctor's visit is key to keeping your little one safe and healthy.

Some of the most common childhood illnesses include:

  • Colds and Flu: These are probably the bugs you know best. Colds come with runny noses, coughs, and sometimes a mild fever. The flu is more severe, with fevers, chills, and body aches. If your child struggles with breathing, can't keep food down, or seems unusually drowsy, it's time for a doctor's visit.
  • Ear Infections: Ear tugging, trouble sleeping, or fever could mean an ear infection – especially following a cold. We’ll take a peek inside those ears and see if bacteria are to blame and if antibiotics are needed.
  • Strep Throat: Sore throat, fever, and maybe a stomachache? It could be strep. We can swab your child's throat to check for the bacteria and prescribe antibiotics if needed.
  • Pink Eye: More than just an itchy or irritated eye, this infection is highly contagious and could require treatment to keep it from spreading. When caused by bacteria, we can treat this with antibiotic drops created specifically for little ones.
  • Asthma or Allergy Flare-ups: Wheezing, coughing, and trouble catching their breath might be signs of asthma or allergies acting up. We can help manage these conditions and make a plan to keep flares at bay.
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI): If your child has pain while urinating, has to go more often than usual, or is having accidents after being potty trained, it may be a UTI. We can test the urine for bacteria and prescribe antibiotics.

When you bring your child in, we’ll start by listening to what's been happening, like how they feel and any symptoms you've noticed. Then, we’ll check them over. This might include listening to their heart and lungs, looking in their ears and throat, and feeling their belly.

We might do some tests in the office depending on what we find. Things like rapid strep or flu tests can tell us exactly what we're dealing with so we know the best way to tackle it.

We understand that seeing your child unwell can be difficult, and you want them to get better as quickly as possible. That’s why we make sure you have access to our care without having to wait.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I keep my child healthy during the cold and flu season?

The best way to keep your child healthy, no matter the time of year, is by practicing good hygiene habits. These include washing hands frequently, avoiding close contact with sick individuals, and keeping a clean home environment. It's also essential to ensure your child is getting enough sleep, eating a healthy and balanced diet, and staying physically active.

Additionally, consider getting your child vaccinated for the flu to provide an extra layer of protection.

What is the most common disease in pediatrics?

The most common diseases vary depending on a child's age and overall health. However, some of the most prevalent illnesses include colds, flu, ear infections, strep throat, asthma or allergy flare-ups, pink eye, and urinary tract infections (UTIs). Our experienced pediatricians at New Beginnings Pediatrics are well-equipped to diagnose and treat these common conditions, ensuring your child receives the proper care they need.

What should I do if my child has symptoms of an acute illness?

If your child is experiencing symptoms such as a fever, coughing, or trouble breathing, it's best to schedule a same-day sick visit with us. Our online scheduling makes booking an appointment easy, and our same-day visits ensure your child receives timely care. Don't hesitate to reach out if your child is not feeling well.

How do I schedule with one of the best pediatricians near me?

We make it easy for you to schedule a same-day sick visit for your child. Schedule online through our user-friendly system and choose a time that works for you and your child. Let us help take care of your little one's health with our compassionate and experienced pediatric care in Blacksburg, VA.

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