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Sick Visits Specialist

David Rosenberg, MD -  - Pediatrician

VIPediatrics

David Rosenberg, MD

Pediatrician located in Cedarhurst, NY

VIPediatrics is committed to helping kids lead healthy, happy lives. When kids become ill or when they develop symptoms of illness, scheduling a sick visit is an important step in making sure they get the proper care. Dr. David Rosenberg is a top provider of pediatric care for kids in Cedarhurst, New York, offering a complete array of advanced care options to help kids who are ill recover as quickly as possible. Walk-in visits are accepted, but it’s always a good idea to call ahead so we can prepare for your child’s arrival.

Sick Visits Q & A

When should I schedule a sick visit for my child?

Any time a child has unusual or concerning symptoms, it’s a good idea to phone the office and inquire about whether an appointment is warranted. Some of the more concerning symptoms that necessitate a call or visit include:

  • fever of 102° or higher, or lower-grade fevers if the child has other symptoms as well
  • rashes that persist
  • earache or drainage from the ear
  • vomiting or diarrhea for more than a few hours (children can rapidly become dehydrated)
  • blood in the stool or urine
  • severe sore throat or difficulty or pain when swallowing
  • ongoing stomach ache or sharp stomach pain
  • pain in a joint or limb
  • pain that’s persistent or increasing for several hours

What causes fevers?

Fevers are part of your body’s natural immune response to germs. When the body detects an imminent or ongoing infection, it raises the body temperature to make the body less hospitable to the germs. By raising the temperature, the body can destroy many germs on its own without the need for antibiotics or other medications.

How can I prevent my child from becoming sick?

During school, group events, or even when socializing and playing with friends, kids are exposed to billions of germs each day. Usually, the body can fight off germs that may enter the body, but sometimes, large or aggressive populations of germs can cause disease. Keeping your child’s immunizations current is critically important for preventing serious infections, and there are some other simple steps you and your child can take to avoid illness. First, because most germs are picked up through hand contact, make sure your child washes their hands often, especially before eating, and washes them well, lathering up the palms, each finger, and the back of the hand, and then rinsing well. If allowed, give your child a small bottle of hand sanitizer to take to school for use when hand-washing isn’t possible. Teach your child to always sneeze into a tissue or into their shoulder (never their hands) if a tissue is not available. Make sure your child knows never to share foods, drinks, or utensils with anyone else. And finally, be sure your child eats a healthy diet, drinks plenty of water or healthy beverages, and gets a lot of exercise and a proper amount of rest each night.

Participating Insurances

Here is a listing of some insurance plans we participate in. We are constantly adding to this list, so if there is a plan you do not see, please call the office.

Aetna
Cigna
ConnectiCare
EmblemHealth
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Plan
Fidelis Care (NY)
First Health
GHI
Great West Health Care
HealthFirst
HealthNet
HealthPlus Amerigroup
HIP
Horizon
MagnaCare