General Illnesses

At New York Medicine Doctors, we strive to keep patients healthy any way possible. That is why one of the many services we offer is testing for general illnesses. No one is impervious to getting sick, which is why we recommend scheduling an appointment when you suspect an issue has taken place.

Why Should You Get Tested?

Sometimes when people are feeling under the weather, they think a few days rest is all they need to get better. While this is often what happens, it’s still important to test for general illness. The reasons for this include:

  • Confirming that a serious ailment has not taken place.
  • Allowing medication that will aid in your recovery to be prescribed.
  • Preventing the chances of you unknowingly passing an illness onto another person.

What Are The Common Illnesses We Test?

When choosing a team of doctors to work with, you must pick a team that can help test for even routine ailments. Here at New York Medicine Doctors, our team is well-versed in this area and will perform the ones you need to offer the correct diagnosis of your ailment. Examples of some of the common illnesses we can test for include, but are not limited to:

  • Strep throat.
  • Ear infections.
  • Common cold.
  • Influenza.
  • Skin infections.  
  • Sinus infections.

What To Expect?  

The symptoms that you are showing will play a direct role in the tests we administer. Please note that none of the ones that we will perform for general illnesses come with potentially harmful side effects. Below are examples of what you can expect to take place when you visit our team due to being sick:

  • Temperature check.
  • Nasal swab.
  • Throat swab. 
  • Using a pneumatic otoscope to look into potentially affected areas.