Let’s start out with what you shouldn’t do after your car accident. A big mistake that Venice auto injury patients make is going to a local ER to report their car accident injuries. I’ll save you the time and trouble and take you through the process of going to the ER.
First, you’ll sit in an ER full of sick people for hours waiting to be seen, and that’s not a good start. Next, you’ll be exposed to excessive and unnecessary CT scans that will report a diagnosis of ‘no acute findings’. The ER physicians base this diagnosis on CT findings of no broken bones, so soft tissue injuries like whiplash won’t show up on a CT scan. At the end of your trip to the ER, you’ll be handed a bill for up to $5,000 and you may or may not be given a prescription for medication.
Instead of going through all that trouble, Dr. Huffman could have called a prescription into your pharmacy without you ever leaving your home. In addition to that, the responsible auto insurance pays for Dr. Huffman’s telemedicine visit.
Until recently, car accident and whiplash patients had no options but to go to local ER and urgent care. In part, because primary care physicians refuse to see injured patients. In fact, most won’t even see their own established patients. Ultimately, this forced Venice injured patients to go to local ERs.