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Sick Visits Specialist

Spring Valley Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine located in Washington, DC & Bethesda, MD

No matter how well you care for yourself, you’re going to get sick at some point. When you do, trust the providers at Spring Valley Internal Medicine in Washington, DC, and Bethesda, Maryland. Get help if you’re suffering from a cold, skin rash, or stomach ailment. With convenient hours, you can come in for a sick visit when you need it. Call today for your appointment or request an immediate appointment online.

Sick Visits Q & A

What is a sick visit?

You schedule a sick visit when you have symptoms of an unexpected illness or have suffered a minor injury. You can also come in for a sick visit if you’re experiencing concerns with a chronic condition, such as high blood sugar if you’re diabetic.

The staff at Spring Valley Internal Medicine has the training, compassion, and experience to help you when you’re sick. You also have access to qualified nurses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you’re suffering an illness and aren’t sure if you should come in, call for guidance.

When should I schedule a sick visit?

Spring Valley Internal Medicine encourages you to schedule a sick visit if you’re experiencing any of the following:

  • Flu
  • Sinus infection
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Strep throat
  • Digestive ailments, such as food poisoning or stomach flu

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, schedule a sick visit for evaluation and directions on testing. If you’re concerned about visiting the office due to contagions, you can access care from Spring Valley Internal Medicine remotely. Contact the office for more information.

How do I know when I should see a doctor for an illness?

Many illnesses resolve within a few days with rest and home management. If you have symptoms that linger for more than a few days or your condition seems to be getting worse, call Spring Valley Internal Medicine for an appointment.

Symptoms that are concerning if they linger or worsen include:

  • Severe throat pain
  • Prolonged fever
  • Chronic cough
  • Mild or moderate asthma attack
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Flu-like symptoms (fever, body aches)
  • Extreme fatigue or weakness
  • Skin rash

If you have a chronic condition that’s flaring up or showing unusual symptoms, schedule a sick visit. For example, if you have hypertension managed with medications, but your blood pressure spikes, make an appointment right away instead of waiting until your next scheduled visit.

Get all the sick care you need at Spring Valley Internal Medicine. Call the nearest office or book an appointment using the online tool if you have an immediate health concern.