Sick Visits in Murfreesboro, TN

Dr. Michael Helton Headshot

I’m Dr. Helton.

I started practicing medicine in the year 2000, and over the past 19 years have treated and served over 15,000 patients. I’m the current president of the Middle Tennessee chapter of Family Physicians, an Executive board member of the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians and Chairman of St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Family Medicine Department.

Helton Family Medicine, a Murfreesboro family doctor’s office, accepts walk ins and sick visits to those in need. Located in Murfreesboro, TN, Helton Family Medicine is a local leader in primary care.

We know that illnesses aren’t planned and it can be difficult to get an appointment at the last minute. Our Same Day Sick Visits can help when those unplanned illnesses arrive. We are glad to offer same day appointments for when you are sick or have an urgent problem. They are available every weekday except Wednesdays. These appointments are for established patients only, not new patients. These appointments aren’t for every type of problem. They are only for those minor yet urgent problems. Here are of some examples of the types of problems we can treat during our Same Day Sick Visits: Some of the common sick visits we see are for: Colds and coughs Fever Flu Headaches and migraines Sprains and strains Upper respiratory conditions (bronchitis, sinus infections) Urinary tract infections Other common illnesses

We understand as a parent, a sick child is always a concern. Whether it is your toddler or teenager, NMG Pediatrics and our staff are available to help your child get well quickly. We offer extended hours as well as a nurse call line for convenience to parents. We also offer a sick child waiting room area. Whether it is the stomach bug, flu, a cut that needs sutures or the common cold, our staff offer the best of care for your child to allow them to return home and to school comfortable and well.

Common pediatric sickness symptoms are:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain
  • Cough
  • Continuous crying
  • Cuts, scrapes or bruises
  • Decreased intake of fluid (Dehydration)
  • Diaper rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear congestion and discharge
  • Swollen or irritated eyes
  • Headache
  • Heat rash
  • Lack of appetite (not eating or taking breast milk)
  • Sore Throat
  • Irregular looking urine or stool
  • Vomiting