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  Natalie Fernandez   October 1, 2015   Health, Urgent Care, Clinic 0 Comments

Emergency medicine: A speciality of its own

Velocity Care can give you the emergency medical attention you need

11613061_mNeed medical attention but your primary care doctor is unavailable? Not to worry: Velocity Care has everything you need without the ER cost and wait. Let our highly trained staff take care of you.

Not only does Velocity Care see to your medical needs in a timely manner, we also believe that providing excellent care to our patients is important. Patients should receive the same care they would give to their own families, which is why choosing an urgent care clinic with a doctor certified in emergency medicine is so vital.

Few people know that emergency medicine is its own specialty. 

What is an emergency medicine physician?

According to the Department of Emergency Medicine, the emergency physician’s role is to assess; and treat, admit or discharge any patient who seeks medical attention at any time of day or night. Many physicians choose to focus on emergency medicine because these doctors are truly on the “front lines” of medicine and must act quickly to assess each situation.

Emergency medicine began to fill a need based on public demand in the 1960s and ‘70s and the American College of Emergency Physicians was founded in 1968. Cincinnati, Ohio, is home to the first emergency medicine residency program.

What special training do emergency physicians have?

Like many specialties, an emergency medicine physician requires more than receiving a degree. After earning a medical degree, it is mandatory to train in an official emergency medicine program for a minimum of three years. These physicians receive training in all specialties, including:

  • General surgery

  • Trauma surgery

  • Orthopedics

  • Neurosurgery

  • Cardiothoracic surgery

  • Internal medicine

  • Pulmonary care

  • Critical care

  • Pediatrics

  • Ophthalmology

  • Ear, nose and throat

  • OB/GYN

  • Dermatology

Physicians trained in emergency medicine understand the importance of keeping things running smoothly and efficiently. Velocity Care’s trained physicians will provide you and your family the help and care you need. Visit www.velocitycare.com for more information.

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