Primary doctors and pediatricians are always ready to help parents with sick children in need of medical services. Although an appointment might not be available, parents should be able to speak to the doctor or a pediatrician.
Although response times tend to vary, parents may consider using an electronic patient portal to contact their practitioner. In some cases, a quick, remote consultation over the phone often is enough for minor ailments such as colds, sore throats, earaches, fevers, vomiting and diarrhea. Still, it is not the best option for same-day concerns. But the method is ideal for asking general questions and requesting prescription refills.