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Sick Visits Specialist

Cornerstone Pediatrics, PLLC

General Pediatrics & Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics located in Clarksville, TN

If your child gets sick, don’t wait to seek medical treatment. Pediatrician Gary Griffieth, MD, and his staff at Cornerstone Pediatrics, PLLC, offer same-day sick visits to diagnose and treat your child’s condition. For a speedy recovery, schedule a sick visit by phone, or book online at Cornerstone Pediatrics, PLLC, located in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Sick Visits Q & A

What are sick visits?

Sick visits at Cornerstone Pediatrics, PLLC, consist of evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses your child might encounter. For example, Dr. Griffieth and his team see children who experience:

  • High fever
  • Long-lasting fevers
  • Asthma 
  • Allergies
  • Colds and flu
  • Strep throat
  • Ear infections
  • Sports injuries
  • Other injuries
  • Wounds
  • Concussions

Seeing the Cornerstone Pediatrics, PLLC, staff at the first sign of illness can help your child feel better and prevent serious complications.

What should I expect during sick visits?

When you and your child arrive at Cornerstone Pediatrics, PLLC, for a sick visit, friendly staff members greet you. They complete the following:

Vital signs check

Cornerstone Pediatrics, PLLC, staff checks your child’s temperature, pulse, weight, blood pressure, and other vital signs.

Medical history review

Dr. Griffieth reviews your child’s medical history. He asks about past and current diagnoses, symptoms, medications they take, and family history of disease.

Physical examination

Dr. Griffieth also completes a physical examination. He evaluates your child’s eyes, ears, throat, breathing, and more to detect or rule out certain illnesses.

Diagnostic testing

Cornerstone Pediatrics, PLLC, offers in-house diagnostic testing. They might recommend your child undergo allergy testing, asthma tests, nasal or throat swabs, urine tests, blood tests, X-rays, or other imaging procedures. 

What are my child’s treatment options?

In some cases, Dr. Griffieth can make a diagnosis after a physical exam. If your child requires diagnostic testing, he can often diagnose your child’s condition after receiving the test results. Treatments the team might recommend include:

  • Rest and fluids
  • Ice, compression, and elevation
  • Wound or fracture care
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Prescription medications
  • A brace, splint, or cast
  • Using an inhaler
  • Diet or exercise changes
  • Allergy shots

Cornerstone Pediatrics, PLLC, offers vaccinations to help protect your child from contracting certain illnesses in the future.

In addition to in-person sick visits, Cornerstone Pediatrics, PLLC, offers telehealth appointments from the comfort of home. Dr. Griffieth might recommend coming to the office to complete diagnostic testing or undergo treatment as needed.

If your child feels ill or experiences new or unusual symptoms, schedule a sick visit with Cornerstone Pediatrics, PLLC, by phone, or book online today.