Benefits of ER vs. MD visits

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FORT MYERS, Fla.- The price of health care is so expensive, partially because of non-emergency ER visits. It’s your health now and Dr. Joby Kolsun is sharing some other options.

Emergency room benefits:
– Open 24/7
– More serious patients seen first
– For life-threatening emergencies
– Staff trained for speedy treatment
– Co-payment, co-insurance and/or deductible

Go to the emergency room if you are experiencing:
– A heart attack or stroke
– Unconsciousness
– Severe bleeding
– Severe burns
– Broken bones with deformity
– Difficulty breathing
– Childbirth

Medical doctor benefits:
– Equipped with diagnostic equipment including x-ray and labs
– Physicians remember medical history
– Show concern for long-term health

Go to an urgent care center if you are experiencing:
– Flu or cold symptoms
– Rashes
– Sore throat, coughs, or vomiting
– Broken bones without deformity
– Minor injuries and burns
– Sports injuries
-Urgent care centers offer extended hours


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