Shoham Medical Group
Pediatrician & Adolescent Medicine Physician located in San Fernando Valley, CA
When your child is sick or in pain, getting quick, compassionate, quality pediatric care is important. Steven C. Shoham, MD, and his team at Shoham Medical, located in Granada Hills, California, offer urgent care and same-day appointments for children aged newborn to young adult. Whether you suspect an ear infection or they have a sore throat, Shoham Medical can help. For an urgent care visit, call or schedule an appointment online now.
Same Day Appointments Q & A
What is pediatric urgent care?
Shoham Medical provides pediatric urgent care for acute and minor conditions that may come up suddenly. Urgent care treatment is not for life-threatening emergencies, which should be evaluated in the emergency room or by calling 911.
Instead, urgent care is for childhood problems that aren’t life-threatening and may need same-day treatment. Dr. Shoham and his team understand that when your child is feeling sick or in pain, you need to see a qualified provider as soon as possible. They seek to always offer efficient and timely care.
What problems are appropriate for urgent care?
The team of providers at Shoham Medical see children and young adults for problems that include:
- Asthma flare-up or attack
- Allergic reaction
- Insect bite
- Minor burns or cuts
- Broken bones or strained muscles
- Fever, unless in a child less than two months old
- Cough and cold symptoms
- Flu symptoms
- Pink eye
- Skin rash
- Sore throat
- Sports injuries
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Ear pain
- Foreign bodies or splinters
If your child has any of these problems, Shoham Medical offers same-day appointments diagnose and treat whatever is concerning you.
What happens during a pediatric urgent care visit?
During your child’s urgent care visit, your pediatrician provides diagnosis, care, and treatment by:
- Assessing the problem or concern
- Running diagnostic tests, including rapid strep or flu test
- Taking X-rays, if needed
- Giving appropriate treatment, including breathing treatments or stitches
- Prescribing medications or at-home treatments
- Scheduling a follow-up visit
- Writing your child a school or work excuse, if applicable
If your child needs more specialized or emergency room care, your pediatrician coordinates their health care so that they get the best care possible.
When should I take my child to the emergency room?
Most parents seek pediatric medical care for minor injuries or non-emergent health concerns. When your child has these types of problems, urgent care can help you avoid hours of waiting in the emergency room.
However, an emergency room is best for children who have:
- Difficulty breathing
- Severe, uncontrolled bleeding
- Major trauma or injuries
- Concussion or head injury
- High fever with headache and stiff neck
- Change in mental status, including being difficult to arouse
- Sudden loss of sight, speech, or movement
If your newborn is fewer than two months old and has a rectal temperature of 100.4℉ or more, it is important that you seek emergent evaluation.
For a same-day appointment, call or schedule online with Shoham Medical.