Sick Visits Specialist

Plainsboro Princeton Medical Associates PC

Internists & Aesthetic Specialists located in Plainsboro Township, NJ & Monroe Township, NJ

Sometimes your medical issue just can’t wait until the next available appointment. From the flu to ear infections, Aruna Chakrala, MD, and Sangeeta Buddala, MD reserve time in their schedules to accommodate acute illnesses at Plainsboro Princeton Medical Associates PC. If you live in Plainsboro or Monroe Township, New Jersey, and you need to get in to see a doctor, call the front desk or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule an appointment.

Sick Visits Q & A

When should I see a doctor for a sick visit?

If you have a medical condition that needs prompt, but not urgent or critical attention, you may need to schedule a sick visit. Sick visits are appropriate if you think you might have a contagious condition, suspect you might need antibiotics, or need someone to examine a burn or severe injury. The ER and Urgent Care are appropriate for more serious injuries and illnesses.

Some ailments, such as the cold and flu, are caused by viruses that can cause you to feel seriously under the weather. Dr. Chakrala or Dr. Buddala and their experienced medical team can provide effective strategies to make you feel more comfortable -- helping you on your way to a quicker recovery. The team at Plainsboro Princeton Medical Associates PC can also provide medical excuse documentation for your school or employer if necessary.

If a minor illness, such as a cold, worsens or changes, you would also qualify for a sick visit. Chronic disease flare-ups may warrant a prompt appointment too.

What conditions does a sick visit help address?

The doctors at Plainsboro Princeton Medical Associates provide openings for sick visits if you have problematic health conditions such as:

  • Cold and flu viruses
  • Pneumonia and bronchitis
  • Strep throat
  • Skin rashes
  • Infections
  • Minor cuts, bruises, and burns
  • Sprains and strains


If you’re unsure what to do about your specific medical issue, feel free to contact the clinic for recommendations.

What’s the difference between a health checkup and a sick visit?

During a sick visit, your doctor pays closer attention to the symptoms of your specific ailment. The objective of a sick visit is to diagnose and treat your underlying condition.

Health checkups, on the other hand, are more preventive and comprehensive by nature. During an annual physical, your doctor assesses your overall health history, performs a thorough exam, and evaluates a full spectrum of health markers. The objective is to identify and take preventive action against any early markers of disease.

It’s important to remember that sick visits don’t substitute for your routine exams and preventive evaluations.

What happens during a sick visit?

Dr. Chakrala or Dr. Buddala ask a variety of questions about your symptoms and your health history to gain a comprehensive understanding of your current status. Then, you doctor performs a physical exam and evaluates your vital signs, heart, lungs, and other observable health criteria.

After the exam, your doctor may offer a diagnosis or request diagnostic testing to verify their prognosis. Based on your diagnosis, your doctor provides the recommended treatment approach and provides the appropriate prescriptions.

If you aren’t feeling well and need to see a doctor for a sick visit, call the experienced, knowledgeable team at Plainsboro Princeton Medical Associates PC for the next available appointment.