Before we go too far into this topic, I want to make one thing very clear. You know your medical history and the way your body feels better than anyone else. With that said, if you feel like you need to go to a higher level of acuity setting than recommended, we are not discouraging you from that. This post is simply to help you understand what constitutes a complaint that an emergency department (ED) will be most concerned about and will try to address first.
For my first educational post under the "For the Public" section, the topic of physician assistant (PA) seemed to be an important one. This site is run by a PA who practices emergency medicine. Answering the question "What is a PA?" comes up rather frequently. Although there are many resources to help answer this question, there is quite honestly no easy answer which fully encompasses the role.
We are always looking for information that the public wants in order to be informed in emergency medicine. There are many topics that can always be discussed and we want to provide accurate information to our viewers.
This section will most likely not be as frequently updated as our other sections. However, we will do our best to keep you informed. Please keep in mind that just like any other part of our website, the information is geared for a specific audience. We cannot always guarantee that our information will always be fully up-to-date and 100% accurate since medical information is constantly being advanced. However, we will try our best to keep you informed correctly.
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