October 2017 Magazines 89052 - Page 34

Healthy Living A Decision in Healthcare Emergency Room vs. Quick Care Clinics When you’re ailing, it can be an extremely stressful time. Evaluating the seriousness of your current state, reviewing insurance coverage and mak- ing the right decisions for proper care all need to be considered, and oftentimes in a split second. Recognizing the importance of helping com- munity members select the appropriate level of care for immediate health concerns, the physicians at UMC examine the many differences between hospital emergency departments and UMC Quick Care locations. “It may be difficult for community members to determine when a visit to the ER is necessary,” says UMC Chief of Staff and Chief of Emergency Medicine Dr. Dale Carrison. “While every case is unique, and it is difficult to provide a fully comprehensive list of the conditions that warrant emer- gency care, the definition of an emergency is based on the individual patient’s view of the situation.” Dr. Carrison encourages people to imme- diately call 911 for transportation to an ER if they experience the following: • • • • • • Significant chest pain Severe allergic reac [ۜ]YX[HX][”]\H\\]ܞH؛[\”H܈]\X[[\\܈\X][ۜ•[YK\[]]K[X[HYK]X][[[Y\[Y\”YۚYX[][XB'T\]\H[\X]H܈[Y\[Y\X\]\HXZ[[Z[Y[\܈Z][ Yۘ[K\[]YYY[XY[\Y\]XY[ۜ[\ۙ\X\H[X[H\\[\ۙ][ۜ8'H\\ۈ^\\[[H[LLH܈\\B[H[YYY ܈\[و[[[[]\Z[[HYY܈[T\][B][[ܙHYX[ \X[H[[XH[][X][ۈ[™^Z[Z\[\\ˈܙY\]KHYX]X[Y\[B\\Y[][[\XX[][[&\][و]YH]SPY[HY[H\HT\\[Y ]8&\[\ܝ[H[H[[\[[وHX[H\\و]Y[]\HZ[][X]Y܂\K8'Y[H[Y]HH]X][ۈ\[[Y\[K[H[B[Y\[H\\Y[ 8'H^\\\ۋ8'H\H]Z[XH\H\\B܈H[][]K[H۸&][\\YH[[ۙH[^H]H[[Y\[HHZ[H\\Y[ \[]SPš\YH]\H]Y[\\YH\XK][H\]B[Y\[H\\Y[]H[\[]]Y[]H\Z[\H[HY[YܙH]Y[]HHܙH] 'B\\ۈ[\Y\]Y[]\]\Hۙ][ۜX\HܙB]܈K[ZH[\\ۜY\\][HSP]ZX\H][ۋY[H\]Y[[X\H\H[H[Y\[HKSP&\œ][]ZX\H][ۜݚYH\[\H\X\܈[\^HقZ[܈[Y\[Y\[[[ۈۙ][ۜ[Y[YZ[܈X\][ۜ[\\[\H[\\[X\\[X[B\Z[Y[ˈ[\\Y[Y\[H\\Y[]ZX\B][ۜ\X[H\H\HYۚYX[H[ܙH YYX]H[ۋ[ ]8&\[\ܝ[[\[Z\H\H[YH\[TSP]ZX\H\XX[X[Y\\[\\HX[X[X[H^\]ZX\BX[\[X[^H]Y[[[ٙ\[HHT[YYY ]H[\Y\[][]HY[X\YX]H[\[\X]B\[Yۜو\[\YYX[ۙ][ۜ]\]Z\H[Y\[H\KSP&\؝\X[\H\[Hٙ\][]ZX\HX[]Y\][[X\H\H][ۜ[YX]YY[[YX]X[Y\[B\\Y[ˈ[Y][ۋSPݚY\HYH[Hو^\]H[YHXX[^Y\X\[Y[]Yx&\ۛH][H][XB[\\Yۘ]YYX]X][XH[\\\H[][[\܈[[][ۋ܈Y][ۘ[[ܛX][ۈX]SP&\[Y\[B\\Y[[]ZX\H][ۜX\H\]˝[XۋK8ႌ^\[[[\]HT[^H]HYX[HX][]\HZ[[[ۙ\ˈ\]\Hۙ][ۜ[Y[Yۙ\[ۋZ[]\[\\X^H\]Z\H\HHT\XX[˜[[Z[HHX]YHHYX]XX[܈\[\H\XX[]\]HY\\\[\HZ\YY[[XZ[X\[ۜ˜X][Y\[H\K8'Y[x&\H[Y\]Y [[x&\B\Y܈[\[ []\HX\ۈYHH[Y\[B\\Y[ 8'H\]H^\ˈ8'H[]X]\YHH]Y[[[[HYH[]H]XYHY][]X[ܙH\[\˸'Bؙ\ӛݙ[X\ M”ӔԑQӕS