Urgent Care

Urgent Care Specialist
When a child is dealing with an acute illness or an injury, urgent care is often necessary. Dr. Jose Veras Pola offers urgent care services to patients at Sunnyside Pediatrics in Metairie, Louisiana. If a child is experiencing symptoms that require urgent care, parents should contact the office as soon as possible to make an appointment with Dr. Veras Pola.

Urgent Care Q & A

What Urgent Care Services are Available at Sunnyside Pediatrics?

Dr. Veras Pola at Sunnyside Pediatrics offers diagnosis and treatments to patients who are experiencing bothersome symptoms.

Some of the issues Dr. Veras Pola can diagnose and treat include:

  • Colds and other respiratory viruses
  • Influenza
  • Strep throat
  • Minor injuries
  • Ear infection
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Fever
  • Pain

What Happens During an Urgent Care Appointment?

During an urgent care appointment, Dr. Veras Pola will begin by evaluating the patient’s vital signs, including heart rate, temperature, and blood pressure. Dr. Veras Pola will also examine the patient thoroughly and ask questions about the patient’s specific symptoms. If Dr. Veras Pola suspects certain diagnoses, he may order additional tests, such as urine or throat cultures, imaging studies, or blood work to confirm his suspicions. Based on the results of these tests, Dr. Veras Pola will arrive at a diagnosis.

After Dr. Veras Pola has identified the cause of the patient’s symptoms, he will discuss the treatment options available. Depending on the diagnosis, treatment options may include medications and/or home remedies. In cases involving an injury, minor procedures like stitches may be required. In rare cases, the patient may need more extensive treatment from a specialist or in a hospital setting.

When Should Parents Make an Urgent Care Appointment?

Parents should make an appointment for urgent care at Sunnyside Pediatrics if a child is experiencing an issue that doesn’t require a trip to the emergency room but needs to be treated promptly. If parents aren’t sure whether an urgent care appointment is appropriate, they can contact the staff at Sunnyside Pediatrics for guidance.

How Long Does it Take to Get an Urgent Care Appointment?

Sunnyside Pediatrics tries to hold a few appointments open for emergencies each day. However, in some cases, it may not be possible to get a same-day appointment. Parents should contact Sunnyside Pediatrics as soon as they realize their child needs to see Dr. Veras Pola.

Are School Excuses Available?

If parents brings a child in with an urgent problem, such as an illness, Dr. Veras Pola can provide a written excuse for the child to turn in at their school.

Our Locations

Choose your preferred location