A big mistake made by Winter Haven auto injury patients is going to a local ER to report their car accident injuries.
To begin with, you’ll sit in an ER full of sick people for hours to be seen, and that’s not a good start. Afterward, 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. That being the case, soft tissue injuries like whiplash won’t show up on a CT scan. Once 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.
Ultimately, the same prescription, Dr. Huffman could have called 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 other 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. Ultimately, this forced Winter Haven injured patients to go to local ERs.