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Dr. Ken's Corner: Is the Free Standing ER a Good Thing?

Posted by Ken Teufel M.D. on Sep 28, 2015 9:24:45 PM

Not to be confused with urgent care clinics, the doors to free standing emergency rooms are open around-the-clock and are expected to provide the same level of care as a hospital-based emergency room.  Staffed and equipped to take care of bona fide emergencies -- from major trauma to heart attacks and strokes -- the free standing ER is an idea that's gaining popular support from patients and doctors alike.  For patients, it means more convenient access and shorter ER wait times.  For doctors, it means happier patients and a less stressful working environment.

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Topics: Dr. Ken Teufel, concierge, Dr. Ken's Corner, free standing emergency rooms, Adeptus Health, ER, patients, shorter wait times

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