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What exactly are emergency medicine physicians?
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
7 doctors agree
In brief: ER docs are
Usually hospital based, fully trained medical school graduates, and generally have done er residency training.
This provides them with general knowledge of all obstetric, medical, surgical, and traumatic cases, knowing what tests to order, which consultants to call, and who needs admission, and who can be released once cleared with a follow up plan.

In brief: ER docs are
Usually hospital based, fully trained medical school graduates, and generally have done er residency training.
This provides them with general knowledge of all obstetric, medical, surgical, and traumatic cases, knowing what tests to order, which consultants to call, and who needs admission, and who can be released once cleared with a follow up plan.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Joseph Margheim
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Residency trained
Emergency Medicine physicians are physicians residency trained to diagnose and treat emergency conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, major trauma, severe infection.
We are trained to resuscitate and stabilize people with severe illness or injury in other words.

In brief: Residency trained
Emergency Medicine physicians are physicians residency trained to diagnose and treat emergency conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, major trauma, severe infection.
We are trained to resuscitate and stabilize people with severe illness or injury in other words.
Dr. Joseph Margheim
Dr. Joseph Margheim
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Brian Fishman
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Emergency Specialist
Emergency medicine physicians are doctors who specialize in the care of patients in emergency or life-threatening situations.
They often do not maintain office hours and do strictly shift work at either urgent care centers or in hospital emergency departments.

In brief: Emergency Specialist
Emergency medicine physicians are doctors who specialize in the care of patients in emergency or life-threatening situations.
They often do not maintain office hours and do strictly shift work at either urgent care centers or in hospital emergency departments.
Brian Fishman
Brian Fishman
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