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What kind of doctor will see me in an emergency room ?
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Dr. Thomas Seck
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In brief: Depends
It depends on where you are and what you're there for. Usually an emergency medicine trained physician, but especially in smaller towns it might be a family physician or an internal medicine physician.
Frequently, with a less severe condition, you might be seen by a nurse practitioner or physician's assistant. In a trauma you might see a surgeon first. The er doc may call a specialist too.

In brief: Depends
It depends on where you are and what you're there for. Usually an emergency medicine trained physician, but especially in smaller towns it might be a family physician or an internal medicine physician.
Frequently, with a less severe condition, you might be seen by a nurse practitioner or physician's assistant. In a trauma you might see a surgeon first. The er doc may call a specialist too.
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