Sick Visits Specialist

Engliberta R Santos, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Engliberta R Santos, MD

Internal Medicine & Primary Care Physician located in Woodside, Queens, NY

When you’re sick, you need prompt, effective, and personalized medical care to get you feeling better as soon as possible. At her private practice in Woodside, Queens, New York, internal medicine physician Engilberta R. Santos, MD, provides a range of testing methods and solutions to relieve your symptoms and enhance your general sense of health and wellness. For convenient, quality care, or call Engilberta R. Santos, MD.

Sick Visits Q&A

What is a sick visit?

A sick visit typically refers to medical appointments and physician visits that address acute medical conditions, such as sinusitis or a urinary tract infection. Some sick visits and acute care involve the evaluation and treatment of a preexisting chronic illness that’s suddenly presented a flare-up of symptoms.

Emergency care and sick visits are different. Emergency care deals with conditions and situations that are severe, life-threatening, and warrant immediate medical attention. Sick visits deal with health problems that need medical attention soon but aren’t life-threatening and are likely to subside within a few days, weeks, or sometimes within a month or two of treatment.

What are some of the most common reasons for sick visits?

Urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, asthma, and sinusitis are just some of the most common reasons for sick visits. Dr. Santos treats a wide spectrum of acute conditions and medical problems and concerns.


Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses, typically due to an infection. Acute sinusitis usually lasts up to four weeks.

Urinary tract infection

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection affecting any part of your urinary system — including your ureters, kidneys, bladder, and urethra. Most UTIs occur in your urethra and bladder.


Pneumonia refers to an infection that results in inflamed and often pus- or fluid-filled air sacs in one or both lungs. With pneumonia, you might have a cough with pus or phlegm, breathing difficulties, and a fever. Pneumonia can be caused by several organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

Pneumonia can vary from mild to life-threatening. Mild and moderate cases of pneumonia can be treated at a sick visit, but more life-threatening and severe cases need emergency medical attention as quickly as possible.

What does a sick visit involve?

Your sick visit always involves an in-depth evaluation where Dr. Santos takes time to discuss your current concerns and symptoms and answers your questions. Dr. Santos might perform a physical exam and recommend certain tests, such as an X-ray or blood work.

After obtaining a clear picture of your overall health and symptoms, Dr. Santos determines the best treatments to give you relief and improve your health and wellness quickly.

At sick visits, treatment methods might include lifestyle changes like specialized exercises, nutritional counseling, stress management, and medications such as anti-inflammatories and antivirals.

When the time comes, and you need a sick visit, you’ve found the right place for compassionate and exceptional care at Engilberta R. Santos, MD. Call the office to request an appointment today.