A big mistake that West Palm Beach auto injury patients make is going to a local ER to report their car accident injuries. Going to the ER can leave you with more problems than you went in with. What exactly could go wrong in the ER?
First, you’ll sit in a room 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. ER physicians base this diagnosis on CT findings of no broken bones, so you’ll likely be discharged with a diagnosis of ‘no acute findings’. Obviously, soft tissue injuries like whiplash don’t show up on a CT scan. Finally, you might be lucky enough to get a prescription for medication, but you’ll leave with a bill for up to $5,000.
Ultimately, Dr. Huffman could have called that same prescription into your pharmacy without you ever leaving your home. Furthermore, the responsible auto insurance pays for Dr. Huffman’s telemedicine visit.
Until recently, car accident and whiplash patients had no option 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, which forced West Palm Beach Whiplash patients to go to local ERs.