It’s often best to err on the side of caution and call the office even if you’re not sure you’re “sick enough” for a visit. Otherwise, general symptoms that indicate you need an appointment include:
Other symptoms that require a visit include:
Call the office if you have a chronic illness such as:
While a viral infection won’t respond to antibiotic treatment, Dr. Polavarapu can provide treatment for symptoms such as:
He can also determine if you need further testing to rule out serious infections such as pneumonia.
Most urgent care facilities offer evening and weekend hours, sometimes making them a convenient alternative to waiting a day for an appointment with Dr. Polavarapu. However, urgent care clinics operate under a first-come, first-served basis that may mean waiting several hours in a busy waiting room before you see a physician.
Also, if you’re an established patient, familiarity with your personality, health history, and the medications you take are all good reasons to visit Dr. Polavarapu for a sudden illness whenever possible. For instance, if you visit an urgent care clinic, you may forget to list a medication you take regularly that doesn’t mix well with certain antibiotics. Dr. Polavarapu has your records and reviews your medications carefully before prescribing a new drug.
If you’re not yet a patient, a sudden infection may be the best motivation for establishing a relationship with a skilled internist you can count on for all your health care needs.
At the office of HP Medical PC, we accept most major insurance plans. Please contact our office if you have any questions. It is the patient's responsibility to ensure eligibility. If you are a new patient and your insurance plan requires you to select a PCP, please do so before you come to the office. Dr. Polavarapu must be listed as your PCP in order to be seen. If you are participating in an Affordable Care Act Plan (aka Gold, Silver, etc), and have a deductible that has not been met, HP Medical PC policy requires you leave a $100 deposit. Should the insurance company remit the payment for your visit, the deposit will be refunded to you.
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