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Dr. James Loflin

Urgent Care
El Paso, TX
36 years experience

Locations

Office

El Paso, TX

Address

6020 Camino Alegre Dr. , El Paso, TX
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00am
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El Paso Urgent Care House Calls

El Paso, TX

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Bio

<ol><li><h1 class="wysiwyg-text-align-center"> </h1> </li><li><h1 class="wysiwyg-text-align-center"> CURRICULUM VITAE </h1> <ol><li><h2 class="wysiwyg-text-align-center"> JAMES RANDALL LOFLIN, M.D. </h2> </li></ol> </li></ol> Birthdate: November 10, 1950 Birthplace: Austin, Texas Educational: Bachelor of Arts in Zoology, University of Texas at Austin, May, 1982 Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, May, 1986 Transitional Residency, MI Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, June, 1986 to June, 1987 Emergency Medicine Residency, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, R.E. Thomason Hospital, El Paso, Texas, July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1990, Chief Resident. Occupational: Butcher's Apprentice, 1966 to 1969 Research Assistant, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Physics, 1969 to 1970 Vietnamese Linguist, United States Air Force, Rank - Sergeant, Discharge – Honorable, 1970 to 1974 Dispatcher, Austin Fire Department, Austin, Texas, 1974 to 1976 EMT, Paramedic, Senior Paramedic, Austin Emergency Medical Services, Austin, Texas, 1976 to 1981 Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, and Medical Director, Division of Emergency Medical Services, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas, July 1990 to August, 1993 Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, and Medical Director, Division of Emergency Medical Services, Department of Emergency Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas, September, 1993 to August, 2003 Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, and Medical Director, Division of Emergency Medical Services, Department of Emergency Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas, September, 2003 to August, 2011 Medical Director, El Paso Emergency Medical Services System, July, 1990 to 2010 Medical Director, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, March, 1996 to August, 2011 Medical Director, University of Texas at El Paso Police Department AED Program, 2003 to August, 2011 Medical Director, Guadalupe Peaks National Park, 2004 to August, 2011 Medical Director, Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo AED Program, 2005 to August, 2011 Owner, El Paso Urgent Care House Calls, January, 2012 to present Professional Societies: El Paso County Medical Society, 1987 American College of Emergency Physicians, 1987 Texas College of Emergency Physicians, 1987 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, 1987 National Association of Emergency Medical Service Physicians, 1990 Wilderness Medical Society, 1992 Licenses and Certifications: Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians, October 1993 to January, 2013 Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine, July 1993 Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, 1987 United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, 1994 Texas Department of Public Safety, Controlled Substance Registration, 1987 Publications: Smith DA, Leake L, Loflin JR, Yealy DM, Is admission after intravenous heroin overdose necessary?, Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1992 Nov;21(11):1326-30. Starr KG, Nelson BK, Loflin JR, Atha NT. Ambulance transport in an urban setting: Do lights and siren get you there faster? Prehospital Emergency Care. 1999;3:82. Presented National Association of EMS Physicians 1999 Annual Meeting. Eckstein M, Isaacs SM, Slovis CM, Kaufman BJ, Loflin JR, O'Connor RE, Pepe PE, U.S. Metropolitan Municipalities EMS Medical Directors Consortium. Facilitating EMS turnaround intervals at hospitals in the face of receiving facility overcrowding. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2005:9(3):267-75. Book Review: Loflin JR, Binder LS, Walsh MJ, Pediatric Emergency Care Systems: Planning and Management, Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1994 June; 23:1405 Loflin JR, Mercer LC, Smith DA, Pregnancy, The Neglected Comorbidity in Trauma, Presented Texas ACEP, April 1991. Text Review, 12-Lead ECG, The Art of Interpretation, Jones and Bartlett, Sudbury, Mass., 2001, isbn: 0-7637-1284-1 Haynes JH, Loflin JR, Artelejo LM, EMS and Poison Centers, a Collaboration that Works, Presented American Toxicologic Society 2000 Annual Meeting Lectures: <u>National</u> EMS and Poison Centers, a Collaboration that Works, American Toxicologic Society, 2000 Lightning Rounds, The Eagles take Questions, A Gathering of Eagles, 2004 Lightning Rounds, The Eagles take Questions, A Gathering of Eagles, 2005 A Classification Scheme for Medical Patients, A Gathering of Eagles, 2005 <u>State</u> Alcohol, Drugs and Trauma, Southwest EMS Update,1990 Pregnancy, The Neglected Comorbidity in Trauma, Texas College of Emergency Physicians Annual Meeting, 1991 EMS System Structure, Texas College of Emergency Physicians, Medical Directors' Seminar, 2000 EMS Protocols, Texas College of Emergency Physicians, Medical Directors' Seminar, 2005 EMS Quality Improvement: A How To, Texas EMS Conference, 2005 5 Things a Medical Director Must Be, Texas College of Emergency Physicians, Medical Directors' Seminar, 2006 <u>Local</u> DNR, Death and EMS, 1995 Accessing EMS, What is an Emergency? 1996 School Nurse EMSS Overview and Planning, 2001 Teachers and Disasters, 2001 <u>Resident</u> Introduction to EMS Disaster Management How to be a Medical Control Physician Case Studies in EMS EMS Update Toxicology, Antidotes Computers in Medicine The Parathyroid Gland and Its Disorders Aquatic Emergencies Gastrointestinal Disorders Trauma in Pregnancy Pesticides EMS Protocols Transfusions Antibiotic Treatment of Infections in the ED Thyroid Disorders Back Pain Weapons of Mass Destruction, Lectures I-VII Quality Improvement in EMS <u>Student</u> EMS Structure and Function The QI Process in EMS Reading the Normal EKG Legal Issues in EMS Head Trauma Burns Cardiac Arrhythmias Resuscitation of the Newborn Cardiac Pharmacology Pesticides Geriatrics Chest Pain and Myocardial Infarction The ACLS Universal Algorhythm Chest Trauma The Cell Ventricular Fibrillation and Pulseless Ventricular Tachycardia Exposure Aquatic Emergencies Certifications: Basic Life Support, 1975, Instructor 1978 Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 1976, Instructor, 1996, Affiliate Faculty #091156, 1996 Advanced Trauma Life Support, 1988 Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor, 1990 Advanced Burn Life Support Provider, 1992 Neonatal Resuscitation, Instructor, 1990 Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Medical Director Region III Basic Trauma Life Support Medical Director Memberships: Member, El Paso EMS Advisory Board Member, El Paso EMS Medical Policy Board Member, El Paso Healthcare executive Council Member, Regional Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council Member, Medical Directors' Subcommittee, Texas EMS Advisory Council Executive Board Member, Far West Texas and Southern New Mexico Regional Advisory Council for Trauma Member, Health Organizational Network Member, Decontamination Subcommittee, Local Area Emergency Preparedness Committee Member, Membership Committee, Texas College of Emergency Physicians Member, EMS Committee, Texas College of Emergency Physicians Member, Texas-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team Member, Texas Department of Health Committee on the Future of EMS Member, Far West Texas Poison Control Center Steering Committee Chair, American Heart Association Committee on Stroke, El Paso Board Member, Emergency Medical Systems Physicians of Texas Member, Medical Directors' Committee, Governor's EMS and Trauma Advisory Council Member, Pediatric Committee, Governor's EMS and Trauma Advisory Council Member, EMS Trauma Regulatory Structure Task Force, Governor's EMS and Trauma Advisory Council Board Member, American Heart Association, Sun City Division President Elect, American Heart Association, Sun City Division President, American Heart Association, Sun City Division Immediate Past President, American Heart Association, Sun City Division Member, Board of Directors, Texas College of Emergency Physicians Faculty Member, Gathering of Eagles VI Faculty Member, Gathering of Eagles VII Member, EMS Committee, American College of Emergency Physicians Group Leader, 2007 Outstanding Contribution to EMS Award, EMS Committee, American College of Emergency Physicians Steering Committee Member, West Texas Medical Response Corp Other Positions: Peer Reviewer, Hospital Physician Magazine Electronic Addresses: Internet: jloflin@elp.rr.com

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Urgent Care

Emergency Medicine

Doctor Q&A

31 Answers
32 Agrees
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Call 911: If you have extreme pain in the abdomen, there are many possible causes. The safest course of action is to call 911 and go to an emergency department ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Not pregnant: Generally, a value below 5 indicates that you are not pregnant. If you believe you may be pregnant, you should repeat the test in 2 weeks.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Maybe: If you get pain in the areas of you face where the sinuses are during changes in air pressure, this could be related to the sinuses. You should see an... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
You need more tests: This test is a screening test done during pregnancy. A value higher than 3.5mm indicates that further tests, such as amniocentesis or cvs, could be us... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
No.: Not unless you have an std. In that case it doesn't matter if you are on your period or not.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Yes.: If the person you are having sex with has an std, you can get it whether you are on your period or not.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Possibly: If you are worried, you should have an examination by a gynecological doctor. She can check for problems, and may be able to offer treatments for your... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Get a checkup: Fatigue, dizziness and extreme thirst can be presenting symptoms of diabetes. You should go to your doctor and tell her your symptoms. She may order s... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
How it's done.: The difference is that open cholecystectomy is done through a large incision in the abdominal wall using direct visualization and hand held instrument... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Yes: As always when you cook, you should wash your hands thoroughly before you begin. If, for any reason, you touch your eyes during cooking, wash your han... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Yes: If you have had sexual relations, you could be pregnant. If you don't start your period in the next 10 days, get a pregnancy test.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
See your doctor: It is possible that you got a skin infection from the scratch. You should see your doctor so that she can look inside your ear canal for signs of infe... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Yes.: Having sex during periods is not harmful. If your partner wants to have sex, then doing so at any time is appropriate.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
See a Doctor today: It is necessary for you to have a face to face examination to determine the cause and treatment of these lumps. It is not possible to diagnose lumps w... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Liver Infection: The dengue virus infects the liver cells. Google pathogenesis of liver involvement during dengue viral infections.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Yes: Flu vaccination is recommended for all pregnant women by the american college of obstetricians and gynecologists.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
It depends: Nyquil is 25% alcohol. That's 50 proof. If you take enough of it, it will give a positive blood alcohol result.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
See your doctor: If your sister is having severe pain during periods, it is important that she have an examination by a physician. The doctor can determine what is wro... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
It depends: How many calories you need depends on your sex, weight, metabolism and activity level. Factors such as whether or not you are pregnant also should be ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Possibly: If you have tingling, numbness or inability to move your extremities; if you have deformity to bones or pain in bones when not moving, or if the pain ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Yes: If that person has sex with others and gets an std, that person can give it to you.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
It's complicated.: Because there are so many organs in the abdomen, and the sensations are so vague, there are many things that could cause your symptoms. If you have wo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Probably not: If your pain is now gone, and you don't have any other symptoms, your pregnancy is probably fine. If you are worried and seek reassurance, you can cal... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Yes: A sudden onset "thunderclap" type headache is a worrisome symptom, especially in someone with a history of brain problems. You should go to the emerge... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Yes: You could be pregnant. You might want to have a pregnancy test in the next week or so, unless you have a normal period during that time.
A male asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Gram Negative: Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain crystal violet dye in the gram staining protocol. In a gram stain test, a counterstain is added... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Yes.: You can exercise with sinusitis. You should limit the exercise to what you are able to handle.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Yes.: It is possible to be pregnant after having a pregnancy test with negative results. No laboratory test is 100% accurate. It is also possible that th... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Gallstones: You have multiple gallstones. Your gallbladder is swollen but not inflamed. The duct from your gallbladder is not obstructed. You should see your p... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
CALL 911 NOW!: This pain can be due to the heart not getting enough oxygen. Please call an ambulance right now and go to the emergency department.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Loflin
Urgent Care 36 years experience
See your doctor: This could be an abcess or a cyst. You need to be examined by your doctor so she can determine the cause and plan and implement treatment.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Loflin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Loflin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you! I have a huge dance competition this weekend , and the muscle already feels better after just a little while. Very helpful!!
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Thanks I'm not sick I feel well I just puked today and wondered why my test was negative.
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This saved my life. Thank You! Found out I do have another tumor.

Awards

Jack B. Peacock Trauma Award for Excellence
Thought Leader, Third Place, El Paso, TX - Winter
2013
Top Urgent Care Specialist , Second Place, National - Winter
2013
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