Dr. Eric Forsthoefel has recently aired his concern about the increasing number of people who are using the emergency departments in hospitals across Florida to have their situation assessed and treated. He revealed that the issues concerning the patients are not that severe, and it has become a norm for people who have non-urgent cases to visit the emergency room for medical services. As a doctor, he still admits these people, assigning nurses to look after them and send them home after their injuries have been treated. However, he is appealing to the public that they should not go directly to the emergency room for cases that do not require any urgency. He also said that hospitals across the state are starting to experience a significant decrease in the number of their primary care medicines, and it is one of the contributing reasons as to why the majority of Americans are choosing to go directly to the emergency department to be treated.
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The doctor from the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital also claimed that the rise in the number of non-urgent cases in the emergency room is impacting the healthcare industry within the state. He said that if the people would continue using the emergency services, and if the government would do nothing, the state’s health care system would collapse, and those who need immediate assistance would have to wait because the resources have been given to non-urgent cases. Most people in the United States are coming to the emergency room because they wanted the doctors and the nurses to provide them with urgent care. Patients in the United States are required to set up their appointments 24 hours before their actual visit, and those who are visiting the emergency room does not want to wait for 24 hours before they can speak with a doctor. Dr. Eric Forsthoefel said that the people need to be educated as to when they are required to use the emergency room and when they should not. He also cleared out that with the right explanation about the importance of emergency rooms, people would start to care and they would never abuse the entitlement of immediate response.
Dr. Eric Forsthoefel has been in the medical industry for years, and because of his expertise in the field of emergency medicine, he already treated tens of thousands who were rushed inside the hospital where he works. His experiences in dealing with different patients who genuinely need emergency care sparked his protest about the increasing number of patients who seem to abuse the emergency room services. People whom he has treated in the past have shown their solidarity to the doctor, saying that they should be given the right to choose which patients they would have to attend to, basing on the severity of their cases.
Because of the contributions of Dr. Eric Forsthoefel in the field of medicine, he was named as one of the most influential doctors in the country by several organizations and medical groups. He thanked them later on and requested for other professional doctors to help accommodate the increasing number of patients who are visiting the hospitals.