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Sick Visits

If you’re ill and need immediate medical care, the specialists at PrudentMD in Iselin, New Jersey, are here for you. Internal medicine physician Maitri Patel, MD, and her skilled staff offer same-day sick visits to help you feel better, recover quickly, and experience fewer unpleasant symptoms. Call the office today to schedule an appointment or book one online.

Sick Visits Q & A

What are sick visits?

Sick visits at PrudentMD include physical evaluations, diagnostic tests when needed, and treatments that help you feel better and reduce the symptoms of an illness, injury, or disease. Same-day or next day sick visits offer the medical attention you need right when you need it to reduce the chance of complications.

PrudentMD provides you and your family affordable, convenient alternatives to costly emergency room visits when you have an immediate medical need that isn’t life-threatening.

Why might I need a sick visit?

PrudentMD offers sick visits for:

  • Asthma attacks
  • Other breathing problems
  • Moderate back pain
  • Minor bleeding, cuts, and other wounds
  • Fractures, sprains, strains, and other injuries
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration
  • Eye redness and irritation
  • Severe coughing and a sore throat
  • Skin infections and rashes
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Acid reflux
  • Abdominal pain
  • Infections
  • Fever, flu, and COVID-19

If you suspect that you have COVID-19, PrudentMD specialists come to your car to test you and offer treatment when it’s needed. During COVID-19, PrudentMD had the least number of hospitalizations and the least number of deaths in the area. 

They also provide sutures, suture removal, treatments for infections, immunizations, and much more.

Infections are diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, parasites, and viruses that spread from person to person by contact with contaminated surfaces, air, animals, or humans. PrudentMD providers specialize in diagnosing and treating infectious diseases.

If you have a severe or life-threatening medical condition, immediately go to the nearest hospital emergency room or call 911.

What should I expect during sick visits?

During sick visits at PrudentMD, your specialist discusses your symptoms and medical history with you. They complete the following:

Vital signs check

Your provider checks your body weight, body mass index (BMI), pulse, blood pressure, temperature, and other vital signs.

Physical exam

A PrudentMD specialist completes a physical exam during sick visits. They evaluate your throat, eyes, ears, heartbeat, breathing, abdomen, and reflexes.

Diagnostic tests

Your PrudentMD provider can order a nasal or throat swab, asthma and allergy testing, heart-function tests, blood tests, urine tests, and tissue biopsies, as well as X-rays or another procedure, to diagnose your condition and develop an effective treatment.


Your PrudentMD physician will recommend wound care, fracture care, rest, dietary changes, or more fluids depending on your injury, illness, or disease.

They could recommend taking medications, receiving injections, using an inhaler, or seeing a specialist. Your provider can refer you to a hospital for care if needed for a severe or complex medical problem.

Call the PrudentMD office today or use the online booking feature if you need to schedule sick visits.