What happens when I go to the ER?
Within 10 minutes, we first confirm your medical information and triage--review and sort--your injury. Then, within minutes, you move into a treatment room. Within 25 minutes or less, a board-certified doctor will see you, review your case and start treatment.
How long will I wait to be seen?
Our door-to-doctor time runs about 20 minutes. We treat effectively and quickly at Beaumont Hospital - Farmington Hills. Our patients appreciate our service as shown by our great customer satisfaction ranking.
What should I bring with me?
What if I have heart attack symptoms?
Beaumont - Farmington Hills offers treatment to open blocked or clogged arteries, including angioplasty, and we're available 24/7.
What if I have stroke symptoms?
Beaumont - Farmington Hills has an on-call stroke team who responds within minutes of a patient arriving with new stroke symptoms. When appropriate, they administer potentially lifesaving clot buster (fibrinolytic) medication. The team's neurologist follows all stroke patients through their hospital stay. And, in-hospital rehab is available to return patients to their homes ASAP.
What if I have a broken bone?
An initial evaluation by our emergency doctor drives your treatment plan. If needed, you will then be evaluated by a board-certified orthopedic doctor while in our Emergency & Trauma Center. You may also be referred to one of our outstanding orthopedic doctors for care once your injury's swelling goes down.
If I need X-rays, MRI or CT scans, can Beaumont Hospital - Farmington Hills do these?
Absolutely. We have all this test equipment available near our Emergency & Trauma Center.
How will my doctor know what has happened to me?
Our Emergency & Traum Center is completely computerized and your doctor, if affiliated with Beaumont - Farmington Hills, can access patient records, x-rays and lab results from the Internet. If your doctor is not hooked up, we will fax your emergency record to him or her. This keeps your doctor up-to-date.
Will a resident or intern treat me?
It's quite possible, because Beaumont - Farmington Hills is a teaching hospital. You may be seen by a resident or intern, but you will always also be seen by a board-certified, emergency medicine doctor.
How does ambulance staff decide to which hospital to take me?
An ambulance has an obligation to take you where you request within reason. The Emergency & Trauma Center is the only hospital emergency center in Oakland County that never diverts ambulances elsewhere, because in an emergency, every minute counts.
Is the Emergency Center a frightening place?
What can truly be frightening is having a medical emergency. By placing your trust in Beaumont - Farmington Hills' knowledgeable and caring doctors, nurses and technicians, you can rest assured that we'll give you great care. Each year, more than 50,000 patients--better than 90%--"highly recommend" Beaumont Hospital - Farmington Hills for emergency care.
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