A big mistake, Winter Park auto injury patients make is going to a local ER to report their car accident injuries.
First, you’ll sit in an ER full of sick people for hours to be seen, and that’s not a good start. Second, you’ll be exposed to excessive and unnecessary CT scans. Third, you’ll likely be discharged with a diagnosis of ‘no acute findings’. By and large, 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.
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 options but to go to the local ER and urgent care. In part, because primary care physicians refuse to see injured patients. In fact, they don’t even see their own established medical patients. Ultimately forcing Winter Park injured patients to go to local ERs. That’s why Dr. Huffman created Florida’s first injury telemedicine practice.