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Sick Visits Specialist

Heights Family Medicine

Sally Khalifa, DO

Family Medicine located in Dearborn Heights, MI

You can’t predict when you’re going to get sick and need medical care to alleviate your symptoms. At Heights Family Medicine in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, board-certified family medicine physician Sally Khalifa, DO, offers sick visits so you can get the expert care you need when those unexpected illnesses occur. Call the office or request a sick visit appointment online today.

Sick Visits Q & A

What is a sick visit?

A sick visit refers to a medical appointment focused on a specific health issue or concern. This may include treatment for an unexpected illness or injury, or medical management for a chronic health condition, such as diabetes or hypertension. 

Dr. Khalifa is an experienced family medicine physician who received many years of training, so she can manage all of your health needs when you’re well and when you’re sick. 

What common conditions may require a sick visit?

Dr. Khalifa provides comprehensive care for many unexpected health issues. Some of the most common conditions that benefit from a sick visit to Heights Family Medicine include:

  • Flu
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Sinus infection
  • Strep throat

Dr. Khalifa can also help you get relief from the symptoms caused by your common cold. 

When should I schedule a sick visit?

While you may be tempted to manage your illness at home, if it seems to be lingering or your symptoms are worsening instead of improving, then it’s time to contact Heights Family Medicine.

Make an appointment for a sick visit with Dr. Khalifa if you have symptoms such as these:

  • Chronic cough
  • Mild or moderate asthma attack
  • Severe throat pain
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Prolonged fever
  • Flu-like symptoms (fever, body aches)

You should also schedule a sick visit if you’re having difficulty managing your chronic illness. For example, make an appointment if you have diabetes and your blood sugar levels are running high or you’re experiencing a flare-up in joint pain due to your arthritis. 

What can I expect during a sick visit?

Dr. Khalifa provides comprehensive care when you come to the office for a sick visit. In addition to reviewing your symptoms, she also conducts a physical exam to assess your overall health. 

She may also recommend specific tests to further evaluate your health, such as blood work, spirometry to assess your lung health, or an electrocardiogram (EKG) to check your heart. 

Heights Family Medicine is a full-service practice and all of these tests are performed in-house, so there’s no need to go to another facility for testing. 

After her evaluation, Dr. Khalifa develops your treatment plan specific to your needs, which may include antibiotics, rest, and possible modifications to your usual medications.

To schedule a sick visit appointment so you can feel better, contact Heights Family Medicine by phone or online today.