Sick Visits

At Advanced Pediatrics of Rockland, we understand the stress of seeing your child sick or in pain. That is why we offer same-day sick visits. We perform rapid COVID, rapid Flu, and molecular rapid Strep tests to diagnose and treat your child. We also draw blood on children of all ages in the office for STAT bloodwork.
Dr. Satran is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

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When your little one is sick or injured, finding relief is a parent’s top priority. For families in and around Pomona, New York, Andrew Satran, MD, of Advanced Pediatrics of Rockland, offers sick visits that can bring welcome relief from childhood illnesses and injuries. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.

Sick Visits Q & A

What are sick visits?

As the name implies, a sick visit is an appointment focused on addressing childhood illness or injury. These appointments have a distinct focus and purpose and are an important step on the road to helping your child feel better. 

Some of the issues that can be assessed and treated during sick visits include:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Minor sports injuries
  • Abrasions or minor laceration
  • Minor burns
  • Allergic reaction
  • Mild to moderate asthma attack
  • General malaise

Parents should never hesitate to contact Advanced Pediatrics of Rockland to inquire about a sick visit. No one knows your child as well as you, and if you suspect something is wrong, then having a trusted medical professional perform an evaluation is important. 

What safety measures do you take during sick visits?

The last thing that should happen during a sick visit is exposure to other illnesses or worsening symptoms. Advanced Pediatrics of Rockland works hard to ensure your child’s visit is safe and productive. 

The practice has a separate waiting area for sick visits, helping maintain separation between patients. The staff uses the very highest standards in sterilization to keep waiting areas and treatment rooms safe and clean. Disposable gloves, exam bed covers, and medical equipment further reduce the risk of spreading germs between patients or even between practitioners and patients. 

What if my child is afraid to see the doctor at a sick visit?

When kids come in for routine wellness visits, they build a strong bond with their pediatrician. This makes it far less stressful to come in when they are sick or hurt.

If your child is fearful of going to the doctor, there are many different books that center on what to expect when you come in for an exam. Find a book written for your child’s age, and make sure you read it together prior to your visit. 

The language parents use to talk about seeing the doctor can play a powerful role in how kids view the experience. It might not seem like much, but there is a huge difference between “having” to go to the doctor and “getting” to go to the doctor. 

If your child is not feeling well, call Advanced Pediatrics of Rockland to determine if a sick visit is the right course of action. Online booking is also available.