Sports: Signs of Medical Emergencies

Sports: Signs of Medical Emergencies

There are some signs of an emergency, such as a joint or bone that is clearly broken or dislocated; inability to support any weight on affected area; extreme pain that is progressively getting worse; paralysis, tingling, or numbness; and unsteady breathing or pulse. Dr. Michael Swartzon, Primary Care Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Physician with Miami […]

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Emergency vs Urgency

Emergency vs Urgency

Doctors Alexis Perera, Urgent Care Physician at Baptist Health and Jose Llach, Medical Director of Free standing ED at Baptist Health explain the differences between Emergency and Urgency. Although people can get confused about Emergency and Urgency, both are similar in posing a health risk. When an emergency happens, it’s a life threatening eventful, the […]

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Primary Care vs. Urgent Care

Primary Care vs. Urgent Care

Dr. Deepa Sharma, Family Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, explains a primary care is when you are not sure to call the physician, and most offices have a nurse to get the call to guide you to the safest way to be taken care of. She also says it is important to have […]

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Learning about Urgent Care

Learning about Urgent Care

Dr. Alexis Perera, Urgent Care Physician at Baptist Health, defines primary care physician as a very important person that takes care of the patient’s blood sugar, blood pressure track, does all the medical screenings, mammograms and colonoscopies. The specialist explains if the person doesn’t think he is in a life-threatening situation, then he can go […]

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Types of Emergencies

Types of Emergencies

There are several types of emergencies, such as: natural disasters, severe weather, chemical attack, bomb detention, active shooter or outbreaks. However, Jessie Menocal, Manager of Emergency Preparedness & Security with Baptist Health South Florida, affirms they try to prepare for something unplanned that could happen, and try to get people prepared for the unexpected.

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Heart Attack: First Aid

Heart Attack: First Aid

Dr. Romeo Majano, Cardiovascular Specialist with Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, says the first thing to do if you have chest pain or other symptoms of heart attack and your are alone is to call 911, and at least try to get the attention of someone in case you have an arrhythmia and need CPR. […]

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Chest Pain: When to Call 9-1-1?

Chest Pain: When to Call 9-1-1?

There are some recommendations when calling 9-1-1 in case of chest pain: pain lasts over a few minutes, avoid driving to hospital, making sure door of the home is unlocked, making sure patient has a phone with him and patient may be directed to chew and swallow an aspirin. Dr. Jonathan Fialkow, Chief Population Health […]

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Drowning Emergency Management

Drowning Emergency Management

Getting your child out of the water and to a safe spot is the first thing to do in a drowning emergency. Then, check if the child is breathing, if not, start CPR. In addition, you have to send someone to call for emergency medical help. Dr. Fernando Mendoza, Medical Director of the Emergency Department […]

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Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care

Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care

Emergency room is usually attached to a hospital. Urgent care is a standalone facility and it usually has different capabilities, explains Phillip DePaola, Physician Assistant with Miami Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute. Urgent cares do x-Ray, diagnostic studies, evaluate and they can start the ball rolling for management kind of point patients in the right […]

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