Sometimes you may get an illness or an injury requiring immediate medical care to prevent complications. In such cases, an emergency room should be your first stop. Dr. Andrew Chow and his team at Triad Primary Care prioritize your health by offering emergency medicine for severe medical conditions.
According to medical experts, emergency medicine is a specialty that focuses on preventing, treating, and managing an unprecedented illness or injury. Emergency medicine providers undergo vigorous training on how to handle acute injuries or diseases that can potentially lead to irreversible damage or even loss of life. The severity of your injury or illness determines whether you need to remain at the emergency room for monitoring or can recuperate at home. Emergency medicine doctors at Trad Primary Care utilize cutting-edge technology to diagnose and treat acute illnesses and injuries to ensure that you have a quick recovery.
Emergency physicians evaluate and treat patients of all ages, including infants and seniors, in the emergency room, regardless of their injury or disease type. They focus on stabilizing your health before developing an elaborate treatment plan. These specialists have vast knowledge in different areas of medicine, including dermatology, psychiatry, cardiology, neurology, and pulmonology.
If you have a severe medical disorder like a heart attack or are unconscious, the team will begin treatment and focus on relieving your symptoms to avoid any other complications. Emergency medicine specialists are trained to handle several patients simultaneously, prioritizing those with life-threatening symptoms. The amount of time you spend in an emergency room relies on the severity of your medical condition. The team may refer you to trauma surgeons for emergency surgery if you need surgery. Although many think that trauma surgeons and emergency medicine doctors offer the same services, they have separate roles.
If you were in a severe accident, the team might transfer you to an emergency department in an ambulance. Sometimes you may be unaware of when to visit an emergency room or not. If you have trouble breathing, call 911. Other breathing concerns that require emergency treatment include an asthma attack that doesn’t improve with an inhaler, signs of blocked airways such as tightness in your chest and throat, and the inability to take deep breaths. Contact the nearest emergency room if you also have a head injury resulting in confusion or fainting. Heavy bleeding that doesn’t respond to home remedies is also reason enough to visit an emergency medicine physician. If your medical problem is not life-threatening, consider visiting an urgent care facility that can handle rashes, severe flu or colds, migraine headaches, and ear infections.
Unless you are brought in an ambulance, you may need to check in with the medical assistants who will collect your insurance numbers, address, and name. You may also have to describe your symptoms so the staff can determine how to prioritize your medical needs. Call the Triad Primary Care office or the online scheduling button for emergency services to create an appointment.