Dr. Robert Bassett

Emergency Medicine
PA
17 years experience male

About

Bio

Dr. Bassett specializes in Urgent and Emergent care. Fellowship trained in medical toxicology and triple-board certified in Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, and Emergency Medical Services, Dr. Bassett brings over 10 years of experience in both rural and urban medicine. As an educator with faculty appointments at 3 medical schools and as an officer in the United States Army Reserve, Dr. Bassett emphasizes evidenced-based, compassionate, and ethical care. His motto is “You will never go wrong if you treat your patient like you would treat a member of you family”.

Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

Toxicology

Licenses

United States: New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

22 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Shaft pain...: Oh I’m sorry to hear that. There may be a lot of causes for “pain in the shaft“ perhaps you could share some more of your symptoms or book an appointm... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Yes. Unfortunately, having COVID once doesn’t seem to result in permanent immunity.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, CT scans are very effective at diagnosing pancreatic cancer.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Always a good idea to see a physician regularly. Let us know if you have questions about symptoms or a specific indication to see a physician.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Agreed!: Sure, usually health insurance policies require a very basic history and physical exam. However, if they don’t require an in-person physical exam, le... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Of course, we’d be happy to help. Can you tell us a little bit more about what information you need?
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Possibly a fever: He might have a fever. I would recommend checking his temperature with a thermometer and monitor for other signs or symptoms of infection. Please let... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
COVID testing: Great question! There are many municipal and retail options. I recommend doing a Google search for your ZIP Code. Your local health department should... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Finger cracks: I’m sorry to hear you’re going through that. Usually some minor cracks between the fingers can be related to something as simple as dry skin. Are you ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Rubbing alcohol: There are prescription anti-nausea drugs that can be provided if the symptoms are very severe. Sometimes small inhalations of Isopropyl alcohol (rubbi... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Baby should be fine: Great news, inadvertent or transient inhalation of routine cleaning products should not confer any increased risk to your baby. Congratulations on th... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Prescription refill: In order to get refills through HealthTap you would need to have an appointment with a physician. Feel free to book an appointment either video, tele... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: A retroverted uterus or retroflexed uterus, is a normal anatomical variation. It Is very common and it shouldn't interfere with your ability to concei... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Nope!: In a word: nope. Especially if you’re not having any other symptoms. Sometimes it’s a coincidence. Definitely speak to your physician if you’re havin... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Yes, be more cautiou: Yes, now more than ever because of the potential for Covid transmission we recommend being extra cautious about preventing germ transmission with a fo... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Maybe: Pregnant women should avoid flying later than 36 weeks of pregnancy. The best time to fly is during the second trimester because pregnancy symptoms ar... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Healthcare worker: Yes, you may be a healthcare worker.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
No risk of hiv : Great news, getting a small cut from a brand new hair clipper would not have any risk of transmission of a blood-borne pathogen like HIV or hepatitis.... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Unlikely to be preg: I know that can be disconcerting when you’re not sure if you’re pregnant. The urine pregnancy tests are very accurate so based on everything you wrote... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Yes but may not need: Sounds like it. Especially if you have fever and green/yellow mucus drainage. Often these are viral and don’t benefit from antibiotics but decongest... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
No fever...: No fever, that’s great. Generally speaking when a fever resolves it’s a marker that your illness is resolving as well. Good luck and I’m glad to hear... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bassett
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Ouch!: Acetaminophen (Tylenol) it’s probably your Safest choice. Unfortunately the use of Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) Like ibuprofen are no... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Good evening Dr. Bassett! No other symptoms. Thank you very much!
HealthTap member
thank you so much! he feels better now!
HealthTap member
Thank you very much doctor!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH
Completed 2009

Affiliations

Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
Albert Einstein Medical Center
College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Publications

ED procedural sedation of elderly patients: is it safe?
Nicotine poisoning in an infant.
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