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What do emergency room doctors do exactly?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
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In brief: ER

Screen and evaluate urgent and emergent situations.
Possible life threatening situations then consult with specialist for continuation of care. Heart attach- cardio, trauma- surgeons, open fractures-ortho. Simple laceration-er doctor. Patients over use the er, causing er doctor fatigue. Go or call your pcp first, or try urgent care. I like my patients to see me (i'm pcp). If needed then er.

In brief: ER

Screen and evaluate urgent and emergent situations.
Possible life threatening situations then consult with specialist for continuation of care. Heart attach- cardio, trauma- surgeons, open fractures-ortho. Simple laceration-er doctor. Patients over use the er, causing er doctor fatigue. Go or call your pcp first, or try urgent care. I like my patients to see me (i'm pcp). If needed then er.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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