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Physicians Care Express or Emergency Department?

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When to Use Physicians Care Express Versus the Emergency Room

You or your loved one's condition, will determine which location would be the most appropriate for you. An emergency is defined as a serious medical condition or symptom caused by an injury or sickness, or mental illness, which arises suddenly and requires immediate care and treatment to avoid death or disability. This can be a difficult decision to make, especially when things are happening quickly, which is why we've put together the list below to help guide your decision. If you think you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.

For more information, check out our podcast with Dr. Breece.

Physicians Care Express

  • General Illness & Injury                                                                                 
  • Allergic reactions                                                                              
  • Asthma attacks                                                                                
  • Breaks                                                                                                 
  • Bronchitis, pneumonia
  • Burns
  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Lacerations (stitches)
  • Removal of stitches 
  • Muscle strains
  • Sprains
  • Viral illnesses
  • Ear irrigation
  • Physicals
  • Respiratory (nebulizer) treatment
  • Other common illnesses

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Emergency Room

  • Chest pain                                                                           
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Compound fractures (bone visible)                         
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Ingestion of poisons                                                       
  • Stroke
  • Major head injuries                                                        
  • Heart attack
  • Major Trauma
  • Seizures
  • Severe burns
  • Shock
  • Snake bites
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