Sick Visits


Sick Visits

Everyone feels sick from time to time, but you don’t have to live with the crippling symptoms of an illness. In Apple Valley, California, Hisham Abukamleh, MD, provides sick visit evaluations to diagnose your condition and determine how to best treat it. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Abukamleh by calling the office or booking a visit online today. Telehealth visits are also available.

What are sick visits?

Sick visits are primary care-based medical exams that diagnose and treat common illnesses, injuries, or disease complications. Dr. Abukamleh offers same-day care for non-life-threatening situations that need immediate medical attention. Dr. Abukamleh provides sick visit care for adult men and women.

When should I schedule a sick visit?

If you have alarming symptoms, such as a high fever, ongoing pain, severe nasal congestion, or difficulty breathing, see Dr. Abukamleh for a sick visit. If you’re unsure if you need in-office medical care, call his office to determine if your symptoms warrant a sick visit, hospital treatment, or simply home remedies. 

Which conditions can sick visits address?

Sick visits with Dr. Abukamleh can diagnose and treat the following:

  • Cold, flu, and COVID-19
  • Fractures
  • Wounds
  • Strains and sprains
  • Other injuries
  • Strep throat
  • Ear infection
  • Pink eye
  • Animal bites
  • Allergic reactions
  • Asthma attacks
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • High or long-lasting fever 
  • Rash
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)

Anytime you don’t feel good, develop alarming symptoms, or become injured, Dr. Abukamleh is here to help.

What happens during sick visits?

During a sick visit, Dr. Abukamleh checks your temperature, blood pressure, and other vital signs. He weighs you and discusses your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle habits, and medications.

During a physical exam, Dr. Abukamleh screens for signs of worrisome medical issues. He may evaluate your neck, throat, eyes, ears, breathing, abdomen, limbs, and heartbeat.  

High might suggest you undergo a nasal or throat swab, urine test, blood test, lung function testing, heart function tests, imaging procedures, or additional diagnostic tests.

After determining the cause of any unpleasant symptoms, Dr. Abukamleh offers treatment recommendations. He may suggest:

  • Rest, fluids, and diet changes
  • Watchful waiting
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Eye or ear drops
  • Inhaler
  • Prescription medications
  • Wound care
  • Fracture care
  • Allergy or asthma treatments

Dr. Abukamleh also offers vaccinations that reduce your risk of becoming sick or having severe symptoms of an illness. 

He provides referrals for complex medical problems that require care from another specialist or a hospital admission.

Dr. Abukamleh follows up after your sick visit to ensure you’re feeling better and your treatment works effectively. Call his office at any time with questions.

Schedule sick visits with Hisham Abukamleh, MD, by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.