A big mistake that Wesley Chapel auto injury patients should avoid is going to a local ER to report their car accident injuries. Going to the ER when you have an injury may seem like a practical option, but let me tell you about the same struggle many injury patients have experienced there.
When you go to the ER, you’ll first sit in a waiting room full of sick people for hours. Once you’re brought back to be examined, you’ll be exposed to excessive and unnecessary CT scans. From those scans, 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. Obviously, soft tissue injuries like whiplash don’t show up on a CT scan. Before you leave the ER, you’ll be handed a bill for up to $5,000. Finally, you may or may not be given a prescription for medication.
At the end of it all, you could have saved a lot of time and money by calling Dr. Huffman for a simple telemedicine visit. Prescriptions can be called into your pharmacy without you ever leaving your home and 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 the local ER and urgent care. In part, because primary care physicians refuse to see injured patients. In fact, even their own established patients. Ultimately, forced Wesley Chapel injured patients to go to local ERs.