Many Sanford patients use to default to going to the ER to report their auto injuries. Since primary care physicians won’t see even their own established patients for auto injuries, the ER used to be the only way. Unfortunately, the ER did a lot more harm than good. Let’s go through the process and see why.
First, at the ER, you’ll sit in a room full of sick people for hours waiting to be seen. Second, you’ll be exposed to excessive and unnecessary CT scans that won’t detect soft tissue injuries like whiplash. Before you leave the ER, you’re handed a bill for up to $5,000. At the end of it all, you have no proper diagnosis and you may or may not be given a prescription for medication.
Now, thanks to telemedicine, you can eliminate all of the pain of going to the ER and call Dr. Huffman instead. If you need any medication, Dr. Huffman can call it into your pharmacy without you ever leaving your home. The best part of this telemedicine visit is that the responsible auto insurance pays for it.