Major mistake patients make after an accident is going to a local ER to report their injuries.
When you go to the ER, you’ll sit in a room full of sick people for hours waiting to be seen. Wouldn’t you rather be relaxing at home after your accident? Second, you’ll be exposed to excessive and unnecessary CT scans and you’ll likely be discharged with a diagnosis of ‘no acute findings’.
The ER physicians base this diagnosis on CT findings of no broken bones. As a result, soft tissue injuries like whiplash don’t show up on a CT scan.
Wouldn’t you rather have a proper diagnosis for your injuries so they can heal properly? Lastly, before you leave the ER, you’re handed a bill for up to $5,000 and you may or may not be given a prescription for medication. Doesn’t that seem like just a big waste of time?
With Dr. Huffman’s telemedicine portal, you can get the diagnosis, treatment, and medication you need without ever leaving the comfort of your home. Additionally, that visit is paid for by the responsible auto insurance so you’ll never be surprised by a large bill.
So, let’s consider the options. Clearly, the ER is likely to waste your time, money, and could negatively affect your health. When it comes to your primary care physician, well, they refuse to see injured patients.
Panama City Beach Car Accident patients now have the better option of getting the treatment they need via telemedicine with Dr. Huffman. Make sure you report your injuries within Florida’s 14-day window so you can secure the auto insurance benefits you may need.