A regret that many Riverview Auto Injury patients have is going to a local ER to report their car accident injuries. 9 times out of 10, it has caused more harm than good. Let me summarize the common outcome of going to the ER after a collision.
First, you sit uncomfortably in an ER full of sick people for hours. Once you’re finally done waiting to be seen, you’re exposed to excessive and unnecessary CT scans that are unable to detect soft tissue injuries like whiplash. With no proper diagnosis, you may not even be given a prescription for medication to help with your pain. To wrap up the visit, you get handed a bill for up to $5,000 before leaving the ER.
Instead of going through all the trouble at the ER, you could have gotten everything you need and more through a simple telemedicine visit. Dr. Huffman gives all his patients a proper diagnosis, a prescription for medication (if need), a treatment plan, and 24/7 access to his telemedicine portal. The great thing about this option is that the responsible auto insurance pays for the visit.
Until recently, car accident and whiplash patients had no options but to go to a local ER and urgent care. In part, because primary care physicians refuse to see injured patients. As a matter of fact, they won’t even see their own established patients. In the past, that ultimately forced Riverview Auto Injury patients to go to local ERs. With the promising future of telemedicine, Dr. Huffman has been able to give injury patients easy access to the care they need.