Emergency Care For You

When Severe Weather Becomes Your Emergency

While we often associate severe storms with southern states, thunderstorms and tornadoes can, and have, occurred in all fifty states. Falling trees, downed power lines, flooding, and the injuries associated with the cleanup afterward, are all dangers that can bring someone to the emergency department.

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What is a surprise balance bill for emergency room services?

Say you go to an ER that is in a hospital that your health insurance plan tells you is in the plan’s network. You expect that the physician services you receive in the ER will be covered under the “in-network” provisions of your plan. However, this may not always be the case.

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Dying To Be Pain Free

Drug abuse is not new. Opium, for example, and its derivatives have been used medically for thousands of years predating the Egyptians.

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An Ugly Side of Not Washing Your Hands: Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease

Summertime is a few months each year where the cold weather fades from memory. Time is spent outside enjoying all that the warm weather has to offer such as swimming, family gatherings and barbecues. Frequently, we are not as mindful of good hand hygiene as fewer among us are sick with those infections that are so prevalent during the winter months such as the flu.

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The 4th of July through My Eyes

For many — including me — the 4th of July is just about the best holiday for celebrating outdoors. Falling mid-summer, the patriotic celebrations often focus on leisure activities, family get-togethers often including outdoor barbecues and fireworks.

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Heatstroke: When "I'll just be a minute" is too long

Christine could not believe where she was — standing in my emergency room — holding her young son’s hand as he received intravenous fluids for the early signs of heat stroke.

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An ER Doc's Advice to Stay Safe This Summer

Summer is almost officially here. That means it’s time for fun in the sun. Here are a few tips to help keep your kids safe at the beach, in the water and on the road.

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Could I Be Having a Stroke?

Mable, usually a very active 75 year old woman, woke up feeling just fine. She went to the bathroom, spoke briefly with her husband as she dressed for the day, and then she went downstairs to have breakfast with her husband.

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Spring Injuries That Can Lead You To My Emergency Room

Falls are a common cause of injury. Many times, this happens to a person that does not frequently work at heights. This is seen in the spring with people that are trimming trees, cleaning gutters, and painting the house.

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7 Step Challenge

ACEP has created a video designed to give people who have accidentally fallen – especially our more vulnerable elderly population – easy steps to avoid falls. It’s called the “7 Step Fall Challenge.” It’s designed to help people fight falls.

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