You might not need medical attention every time you have an unexpected illness. But it’s good to have a health practitioner who can provide the care you need when you do. Pete Lerza, NP, is a family nurse practitioner in Cambridge, Maryland, who provides sick visits at the office or through telemedicine. Pete schedules sick visits on the same day in most cases. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about sick visits. Walk-ins are welcomed.
Sick visits are medical appointments that manage unexpected illnesses and injuries. Pete is a primary care provider who manages all of your health needs.
He understands illnesses and injuries crop up without warning and has set aside time in his daily schedule so that he can provide the immediate care you need. Pete offers in-office and telemedicine sick visits, and he also welcomes walk-ins.
You can manage a minor illness or injury at home. However, Pete recommends a sick visit if you have:
You also need a sick visit if you have a laceration (deep cut or tear) or poor-healing wound. Pete is certified in wound care and surgical debridement. He provides laceration repair and wound care management at his office so that you don’t have to go to the emergency room.
There’s no wrong time to schedule a sick visit. Pete can provide appropriate care if you feel unwell and need help managing symptoms.
You can expect compassionate and patient-centered care during a sick visit. The specifics of your visit will depend on your health issue and whether you meet at the office or online.
Pete asks detailed questions about your symptoms and your at-home care. He also reviews your medical history and the medication you take.
Pete completes a physical exam during in-office sick visits and can run diagnostic tests to confirm a diagnosis. If you’re on a telemedicine visit, Pete might ask for vitals like your temperature and weight.
After your exam, Pete discusses your illness and his treatment recommendations. Your treatment can include in-office care, at-home care, or prescription medication.
Telemedicine makes getting medical help easier when you don’t feel like coming to the office. But there will be times when Pete needs information he can’t get through a virtual appointment. This usually means a later in-office visit or a trip to the lab for diagnostic testing.
Pete could schedule a follow-up visit to monitor your illness and adjust your treatment.
Illnesses and injuries are unpredictable, which is why Pete Lerza, NP, makes time for sick visits. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.