Your day has basically stopped because you’re sick. Maybe it’s a cough with cold symptoms. It could be anything from digestive issues to frequent headaches. Do you need to go to the doctor? Sometimes it’s hard to tell without some guidelines.
Jason Sims, DO provides expert primary care services from his office in the Kendall-Whittier area of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Consider him your health care manager. Dr. Sims performs annual physical exams, gives vaccinations, and focuses on preventive care and wellness screenings. He helps you manage chronic conditions, coordinates your care, and provides referrals to specialists when you need them.
Following are some of the situations that call for a visit to Dr. Sims.
The common cold gets better in a little over a week. The runny nose and nasal congestion are inconvenient, but you can manage.
With that said, it’s time to call Dr. Sims if your symptoms are more severe and you experience any of the following:
If you have diarrhea for a day or so and then it clears up, it’s probably something you ate or a 24-hour virus. However, some bowel symptoms may signal more serious conditions. You need to be checked if you experience any of the following problems:
Everyone gets headaches occasionally. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you need to schedule a doctor’s appointment:
If you have a stiff neck, a high fever, or difficulty speaking or walking with a headache, call 911.
Call our office if you have any of the following symptoms:
You understand that sometimes you’re sore after a hard workout or from hitting your knee against the bedpost. However, if you have unexplained musculoskeletal pain or any of the following symptoms, call our office:
If you hit your head from a fall or an accident, seek medical attention right away. You could have a concussion.
Call the Higher Care Clinic today or book an appointment online for expert primary care.