Walk-Ins Always Welcome

Walk-Ins Always Welcome

By Pediatrics on Demand
December 27, 2019
Category: Pediatrics
Tags: Immediate Care  

Immediate care service means convenient and compassionate quality medical care 365 days a year. Here at Pediatrics On Demand in Oak Lawn, IL, Drs. Ayman Rawda, Reema Mohammed, Sheela Jayaram, and Ratnesh Kumar are proud to provide this service to their young patients.

Immediate care is an alternative to emergency rooms for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries for patients aged 0 to 21 to ensure medical relief.

The Oaklawn pediatricians first diagnose the illness through a series of tests, including:

  • blood tests
  • urine tests
  • culture samples
  • x-rays

Immediate care is designed to treat non-life-threatening medical emergencies. Remember, if your child is suffering from a medical emergency, call 911 or take them to the nearest emergency room.

What type of illness needs immediate care?

  • Pneumonia: This condition entails inflammation of the lungs and a presence of fluid or pus, thus resulting in coughing phlegm, fever, chills, difficulty breathing, chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, and headaches. There are many causes of pneumonia but the most common origins are bacteria and viruses in the air.
  • Urinary Tract Infection: This occurs in kidneys, bladder, ureters or urethra. Women are more susceptible than men and may lead to severe complications. UTIs happen when bacteria enter the urethra and multiply. Symptoms include burning while urinating, cloudy urine, bloody urine and fever.
  • Bronchitis: This term refers to an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, a condition that causes a recurrent cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, a low fever and chest tightness.

Other illnesses or injuries that need immediate care from your Oak Lawn pediatrician:

  • GI problems
  • Strep Throat
  • Viral infections
  • Burns, abrasions, bites and sprains
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Ear infections
  • Allergies and asthma

If you would like some more information about our immediate care services or if you would like to schedule an appointment, call our Oak Lawn, IL, office today at (708) 424-0900.