Emergency Care For You

Who Are We? What Do We Do?

I am an emergency medicine physician. I save lives. From heart attacks to strokes to car crashes, we are here for you on the worst day of your life.

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Don't Get Burned During the Holidays

If you are hosting Thanksgiving this year, burning the turkey is not the only thing you should worry about. Kitchens are the most dangerous rooms in our houses and burns top the list of holiday injuries.

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Cats, Dogs and Dander....Oh My!

Do you have pet allergies? Perhaps you have had to visit relatives with pets, or fly on an airline that allows pets on the plane? Maybe you love animals, but you are very allergic to cats and dogs?

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Dear Patient: A Letter from Your Emergency Physician

I’m sorry I had to meet you tonight. I know that just by ending up in my ER, you’ve had a bad day, perhaps even the worst day of your life. Thank you for trusting me to share in that day.

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Your Summer Guide to Bug Bites & Skin Rashes

Summer is here, the sun is out, and so is our skin. It’s important to know when to treat at home, when to see a doctor, and keep in mind some basic prevention tips.

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Heat Stroke and Hot Cars

Since 2017, the total number of children in the US that died from heatstroke after being left in a car is 72. Most of these children are under 3 years of age.

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Why We Do What We Do: Love, Leadership and Gunga Din

You may wonder, with all that’s going on, how can these doctors have any feelings left for me? Or, into whose emotionally calloused hands am I entrusting my sprained ankle, my laceration, my life? We are here because the emergency department is where we want to be. This is where we have chosen to be.

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Not the Right Time for a Selfie: A Conversation about Hawaii and Volcano Safety

Hawaii is a beautiful place to live or visit. The eruption of Kilauea on the Big Island continues to raise questions about the safety and health of residents and visitors.

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A Day in the Life of a Female Resident

Residency is an important time in medical training, working toward independence yet still requiring supervision. I am the only female in my residency class and I have found that being a female resident in the Emergency Department can be difficult at times. But, the challenge has its rewards.

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Don’t Go to the Hospital Alone: The Impact of an Advocate in the ED

As a medical student many years ago, I remember caring for a 20-year old woman in the intensive care unit (ICU) with a very severe infection that resulted in her being on a ventilator for months. Let’s call her Jane. Her hospital course was complicated: re-infections, loss of digits, muscle wasting.

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