Cough that is often severe, extreme exhaustion, high fever, runny or stuffy nose, severe aches, pains, vomiting, and diarrhea are some of the symptoms of flu. Dr. Jose Llach, Medical Director of Free Standing Emergency Department with Baptist Health South Florida, says people that got the vaccine can have the flu if the vaccine is not sensitive to the flu strain in the community.
Doctors Alexis Perera, Urgent Care Physician at Baptist Health and Jose Llach, Medical Director of Free standing ED at Baptist Health agree that, sometimes, doctors do not know where they should refer patients who arrive at emergency rooms with some mental condition, because there is not always an appropriate place to receive them. Dr. Perera says it might be very beneficial, for specialists and patients, to have a place where they can treat some medical conditions related with alcohol consumption, depression, anxiety attacks or aggressive behavior. That behavior, according to Dr. Llach, can show some underlying diseases like schizophrenia, especially when patients exit from jail. Those conditions can be treated and benefit them.
Doctor Jose Llach, Medical Director of Free Standing ED at Baptist Health, considers the psychiatric emergency room is beneficial to have that extra resource available to a community, like recently happened in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Llach argues these rooms can be beneficial for persons, because there are patients that come into ER with a mental condition. The physician has to take this very seriously because it is a mental illness and it can be treated like another condition.
Dr. Jose Llach, Medical Director of Free Standing Emergency Department with Baptist Health South Florida, explains people that work in ERs are board certified physicians that train and stabilize any type of medical condition, from head to toes. He also says the goal is to have three more free-standing ERs in Miami in 2020. They will be providing patients with emergency care, good care, and access to their specialists, like cardiologists.
The free-standing emergency departments are physically separated from hospitals, can evaluate and stabilize any patient, have advanced diagnostic and lab facilities, and they may be closer than a hospital E.R. Dr. Jose Llach, Medical Director of Free Standing Emergency Department with Baptist Health South Florida, says free-standing emergency rooms are not attached to the hospital, and there they are able to take care of pediatric patients and adult patients. He explains they do any diagnostic testing they need to an emergency setting.