How an Onsite Lab Improves Your Emergency Care

By August 11, 2017Uncategorized

Imagine you are having chest pains. It could be anything from heart burn to muscle strain, but it could also be a heart attack. Knowing where to go for the best medical care can make all the difference in an emergency like this.

At Five Star ER, we are proud to offer our community unparalleled emergency care, but it’s not just our board-certified physicians and nurses that make this possible. The state-of-the-art technology and equipment we have onsite at each location gives our physicians the information they need to quickly diagnose and treat your medical emergency—so you can get on with your life.

Faster results are just one of the benefits of having a laboratory on premise of a freestanding ER. Not only does it save time to get lab results, it can also save you money. Eighty-five percent of people who go to the ER for chest pains are not having heart attacks, but until doctors know for certain you will have to stay in the ER and may be subject to more expensive tests and procedures. When blood panel results can be reviewed quickly you may not have to undergo more diagnostic testing. If you go to a place that does not have a laboratory on site it could take three hours more for doctors to get those important test results back.

Another plus is that the information can be passed on from doctor, nurse, or lab technician to the patient easily and quickly. The quicker information is given to all members of your care team, the better, because it means less wait time for you. It also means that everyone helping to take care of you is on the same page and knows the most up-to-date treatment plan, which leads to better and more comprehensive care.

Quick test results don’t just matter in the case of a potential heart attack. Blood tests available are used to screen for and monitor diabetes, anemia, infections and more.

At Five Star ER, we have diagnostic labs on site so that we can help provide the fastest and most reliable care to you and your family. So whether it’s chest pain, an infection, or something else entirely, you can have peace of mind knowing you’ll have access to our 24/7 in-house laboratory.

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About Five Star ER

Five Star ER is locally owned and operated by the physicians of Emergency Service Partners, a respected provider of emergency physician services to hospitals and health systems across Texas for nearly 30 years. Our experienced physicians bring their excellent tradition of emergency care to a first-class, patient-centered freestanding ER.

Our patient-centered care means you will come first. Our freestanding ER provides the capabilities of a hospital emergency department, without the hassles and long waits that can be part of a hospital ER. From the comfortable lounge area and private exam rooms to our top-notch medical team and latest technology, patients can be door-to-doctor in less than 15 minutes.

This content was created to be purely educational in nature. This post is not meant to be used as a substitute for medical treatment or personal consultation regarding a medical condition. As always, if you or a loved one is suffering a life-threatening medical emergency or injury, call 911.

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