Dr. Leslie S. Gaskill, M.D.
Primary Care Physician & Holistic Medicine Specialist located in Peachtree Corners, GA & Johns Creek, GA
If you or your child has an acute injury or illness, sick visits offer the ability to treat your condition promptly and bring you fast relief. Leslie Gaskill, MD, at her exceptional practice in Johns Creek and Peachtree Corners, Georgia, offers sick visits to help you and your loved ones maintain a healthy life. Call Dr. Leslie S. Gaskill, M.D., to schedule a sick visit or book one online today.
Sick Visits Q & A
What are sick visits?
Sick visits help to diagnose and treat acute conditions, like the common cold, flu, strep throat, headaches, and other minor injuries.
Dr. Gaskill is a primary care physician (PCP) that can help you find relief for an acute illness or injury and ensure you receive the medical care needed to recover fully.
When can I schedule sick visits?
You should schedule a sick visit if you develop symptoms like cough, skin rashes, or the fever. It’s also vital to seek medical care when your condition lasts for more than 24 hours or it doesn't respond to any at-home treatments (taking over-the-counter medication and resting).
If you have chronic back pain, you might also consider scheduling sick visits. Routine checkups may help to reduce uncomfortable symptoms, prevent the condition from worsening, and improve your quality of life.
What types of conditions benefit from sick visits?
Dr. Gaskill uses sick visits to treat a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Cold and flu
- Ear infections
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- High blood pressure
You may also need a sick visit if you obtain an injury while playing sports, working out, or performing tasks at your job. Dr. Gaskill can treat minor strains and sprains.
What happens during sick visits?
When you come in with an acute injury or illness, Dr. Gaskill reviews your medical records and discusses your symptoms, including asking questions about your condition (when it started and what you have done so far to treat it).
Dr. Gaskill then completes a physical exam. If you have a sore throat, she listens to your lungs and checks your nose, mouth, throat, and ears.
If you have a swollen joint, she may gently press on the area and order X-rays to check for fractures and find out more about the severity of your condition.
After gathering more information about your health, Dr. Gaskill develops a treatment plan that helps you recover. She may prescribe medications or recommend lifestyle changes and other treatments like IV therapy.
How can I prevent sickness?
While sickness may not always be prevented, there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of getting sick. Dr. Gaskill recommends keeping your hands away from your mouth, washing your hands regularly, and disinfecting high-touch areas such as doorknobs and phones.
If you or someone in your family is sick or injured, don’t wait to schedule a sick visit. Call Dr. Leslie S. Gaskill, M.D., or schedule an appointment online today.
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