Category: Physician Encounters

Portland doctor responds to racism in the emergency room (Column) | OregonLive.com

As white supremacists and neo-Nazis marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, a Portland doctor tweeted about her own experience with racism here in Oregon. Dr. Esther Choo’s Twitter thread about patient prejudice in the emergency room has been shared more than 22,000 times since

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As elderly population swells, some doctors see benefits of palliative care in the ER | PBS NewsHour

A man sobbed in a New York emergency room. His elderly wife, who suffered from advanced dementia, had just had a breathing tube stuck down her throat. He knew she never would have wanted that. Now he had to decide

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Can Comfort Care At The ER Help Older People Live Longer And Suffer Less?

A man sobbed in a New York emergency room. His elderly wife, who suffered from advanced dementia, had just had a breathing tube stuck down her throat. He knew she never would have wanted that. Now he had to decide

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Sepsis can kill a child within hours. Here’s how hospitals are fighting back

FORT WORTH, Texas — It might start out looking like not much more than an ordinary childhood fever. But within days — within hours, sometimes — the complication known as sepsis can turn deadly. The patient’s blood pressure dives. Intense

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A lifetime in emergency medicine: Meet Flossmoor’s Dr. Bernie

For two generations, south suburban paramedics and other medical professionals have known him as “Dr. Bernie.” Dr. Bernard Heilicser is an emergency room physician, a teacher, an expert in medical ethics and an active volunteer member of the Flossmoor Fire

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Expanding the Emergency Room Model: ‘Central Care System’ Could Help Americans Gain Universal Health Care Access | The Huffington Post

By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD — There are many reasons why emergency rooms are dangerously overcrowded. With millions of Americans lacking adequate access to primary care providers, emergency rooms have become the primary health care system and safety net for

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Elderly Face Increased Disability Risk After Emergency Room Visit

Elderly patients who get treated for illnesses or injuries in the emergency department (ED) are at risk of increased disability for up to six months afterward, a recent study suggests. To look at how ED visits might relate to functioning

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New Phone app aids in children’s health emergencies

Using the First Five Minutes app on a smartphone or tablet, emergency medical personnel can enter the child’s age or weight, click to confirm it, and immediately get an easy-to-read chart with the correct, standardized medication dose. If all that’s known is the child’s age, the medical provider

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Why are ERs so busy? It’s really no surprise.

If the emergency room is the most expensive place to receive health care, then why are more patients visiting the ER than ever before? There are no local doctors’ offices that can charge $1,000 to put a Band-Aid on your

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New Guidelines to Treat Migraine in ER

New guidelines for doctors will help them treat migraine headaches that are severe enough to bring patients to the emergency room. According to the guidelines, emergency physicians should avoid injecting migraine patients with morphine or morphine-like drugs, known as opioids.

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