Sick Visits Specialist

Suneetha Maddineni, M.D.

Internal Medicine located in Mountain View, CA

If you feel sick, you don’t have to suffer through unpleasant symptoms when simple treatment options are within reach at the office of internal medicine physician Suneetha Maddineni, MD, in Mountain View, California. She and her experienced team offer education, prescription medications, and other treatments for coughs, colds, the flu, and any illness that prevents you from enjoying everyday activities. Call to schedule a sick visit appointment at Suneetha Maddineni, MD, today, or request a visit online.

Sick Visits Q & A

What are sick visits?

A sick visit, or an acute sick visit, is an appointment you schedule with your doctor when you aren’t feeling well. Dr. Maddineni and her team treat patients of all ages for numerous illnesses that can cause unpleasant symptoms. Sometimes a sickness goes away on its own without requiring treatment, but in other cases, you might require antibiotics or other medicines.

What should I expect during an acute sick visit?

When you arrive at a sick visit appointment at the office of Suneetha Maddineni, MD, your provider checks your weight, temperature, blood pressure, and other vital signs. She reviews your medical history and symptoms and orders blood, imaging (such as X-rays), or strep tests as needed to diagnose your illness.

Examples of illnesses the providers at Suneetha Maddineni, MD, commonly treat include:

  • Cough, fever, and sore throat
  • Colds and the flu
  • Ear infections
  • Other infections
  • Injuries
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Mild concussions
  • Rash

Same-day sick visits are available at Suneetha Maddineni, MD, for added patient convenience. But if you experience a medical emergency, such as shortness of breath or chest pain, call 911, or head to the nearest emergency room.

Which treatment might I require?

After diagnosing your illness, Dr. Maddineni lets you know which treatment is right for you. She might recommend:

Rest and fluids

Sometimes just resting and drinking plenty of fluids is the best treatment for your illness.


Dr. Maddineni might recommend prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines, or injections to treat an illness or ease symptoms while you recover.

Natural remedies

Natural remedies sometimes help you avoid taking medications to treat certain illnesses. Examples include using a humidifier while you sleep, taking herbal or other dietary supplements, and using salt-water nasal rinses to reduce symptoms or speed up your recovery.

Injury treatments

If you have an injury, Dr. Maddineni might suggest physical therapy, wearing a brace or splint, ice, compression, elevation, injections, or massage to enhance healing.

Don’t let an illness or injury reduce your quality of life longer than it has to. Call the office of Suneetha Maddineni, MD, to schedule a same-day or next-day sick visit, or use the online scheduler today.