After Hours Care

After Hours Care

After Hours Care services offered in Alpharetta, GA

If you need medical assistance after the regular office hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, the experts at Pediatrics and Genetics in Alpharetta, Georgia, are here to help. Board-certified pediatrician Vidya Krishnamurthy, MD, offers after-hours care to assist you and your child anytime. Call the Pediatrics and Genetics office today to take advantage of this exceptional service. You can also request an appointment online. 

What is after-hours care?

After-hours care at Pediatrics and Genetics involves medical assistance before 9:00 am or after 5:00 pm, and on weekends, with a physician on call. Current patients of the practice may reach the on-call physician after hours by calling the office phone number. In the case of a medical emergency, head to an emergency room or dial 911.

What are the benefits of after-hours care?

After-hours pediatrics care offers parents peace of mind when they need medical advice, and the Pediatrics and Genetics office is closed. The practice is committed to providing top-quality health care for babies, children, and teenagers. 

After-hours care is an added convenience for parents needing timely answers to questions or concerns about their child’s well-being. This service offers guidance regarding reducing your child’s symptoms or the risk of severe medical complications.

What symptoms may warrant after-hours care?

Feel free to call the Pediatrics and Genetics office if your child experiences:

  • High fever
  • Ongoing coughing
  • Severe vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain
  • Difficult breathing
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Continuous crying
  • Swelling
  • Rash
  • Confusion 
  • Dizziness 

The on-call physician addresses any questions or concerns you may have and lets you know if your child needs at-home care, emergency room care, a 911 call, or a next-day in-office or virtual appointment with Dr. Krishnamurthy.

How can I take advantage of after-hours care?

To take advantage of after-hours care at Pediatrics and Genetics, simply call the office any time of the day or night, even on the weekend. Friendly providers address questions or concerns you have and offer recommendations regarding which next steps to take.

If you schedule a next-day office visit for a non-emergent medical condition, Dr. Krishnamurthy evaluates your child. She offers on-site diagnostic testing, including blood and urine testing, and may order additional tests.

Dr. Krishnamurthy provides the treatment your child needs to feel better. She offers medication prescriptions, wound care, fracture care, personalized nutrition counseling, specialist referrals, and hospital admission referrals for severe or complex medical issues.

Call the Pediatrics and Genetics office today to take advantage of after-hours care for your baby, child, or teenager. You can also request an appointment online.