Why You Should—And Shouldn’t—Visit Addison’s New Emergis ER

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Addison, TX – Emergis ER opened its first location in Addison on August 8, 2016. Its second location opened in South Fort Worth on January 2, 2017. The third location will open in March 2017.

The Center for Disease Control says that there are 136.3 million emergency room visits per year—that means there are 259 visits per minute. There are 44.5 visits per 100 people in the United States, and only 27% of all ER patients are seen in under 15 minutes. But out of all those emergency room visits, only 12.1 million, or 11.9%, result in admission to a hospital.

Those statistics reveal some interesting conclusions about the state of Emergency Rooms in the United States: there’s a huge need for emergency rooms, and the demand is overwhelming hospital Emergency Room capabilities. The injuries that result in an emergency room visit need to be taken care of, but the vast majority are not cases that need hospitalization. That means that freestanding ERs can relieve the burden on the hospitals, dramatically reduce ER wait times, and be the closest emergency room to more neighborhoods rather than sending people looking for the nearest hospital.

The State of Dallas-Area Freestanding Emergency Rooms

The North Dallas area is hardly short of emergency care centers; they are becoming almost as popular as restaurants—and that’s a good thing. When you need food, gas, groceries or prescriptions, most of North Dallas is within five miles of the nearest restaurant, gas station, store or pharmacy. But when you have a genuine emergency, most of us would tell Google or Siri “ER near me” and spend hours waiting in the emergency room.

When you can get a cheeseburger in under five minutes but you can’t get your broken arm set in under three hours, there’s a problem. Emergis ER exists to make emergency care easier to access with a better experience—because emergencies shouldn’t have to wait.

But we also declare that “We Hope You Never Need Us.” So in the spirit of being true to our word, we will take a look at some of the reasons why you would need an emergency room (as opposed to an urgent care center), why you should stop at Emergis ER instead of driving on to another location, and also why you really shouldn’t make us a regular a stop like picking up a cheeseburger:

When You Should Go to the Expense of an ER

The emergency room is expensive—so much so, in fact, that every health insurance plan has special provisions around what they will and won’t pay for. Emergis ER is there to take care of you rather than to put you through the insurance process, so we provide a list of symptoms and conditions that would merit a visit directly to the nearest emergency room:

  • Sudden dizziness, weakness or change in vision
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion or difficulty walking or talking
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • High fever
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Broken bones or severe bleeding
  • Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure

Payment is a challenging and frustrating aspect to any emergency. Emergis ER wants Addison residents to worry first about getting the right level of care for their symptoms; the costs are competitive with every other emergency room in the area, so you don’t have to worry about getting overcharged.

If you’re not sure about your symptoms, just give us a call—nurses are on the phones, so they can give you advice about whether you need an emergency room, an urgent care center or another level of care.

Why You Should Visit Emergis ER: Addison’s Closest Emergency Room

We have a list of values we think should be part of every emergency room visit—even though some of these may be common courtesies most ERs don’t provide:

Compassionate care – We believe you should be treated like a person, not just a patient. A concierge will help you with your registration forms. You can email your Emergis ER doctor any time with follow-up questions. And after we send you home, the doctor will call you the next day to make sure you’re doing well. At Emergis ER, we hang our hats on putting compassion back in ER care — and we’re willing to prove it.

Faster admittance – Hospital emergency rooms may be faced with high volumes of patients flowing in. Emergis ER has the staff to manage your symptoms, and it spreads out the demand by providing the same services at a more convenient location.

On-site diagnostic equipment – With our own equipment on site, we can run tests and get results back immediately rather than waiting for an off-site lab to get the information we need.

Board-certified physicians – Our emergency rooms are staffed 24/7 with board-certified physicians, so you are able to see someone with the authority, knowledge and experience to handle your specific needs as soon as possible.

There’s no way to list every way that Emergis ER stands out—it’s in the experience you receive, the way we make you feel, and the care you receive. Our philosophy is that your emergency is our emergency, and we treat you like we would treat a member of our own family.

But We Hope You Never Need Us

No one wants to face a medical emergency, and we hope you never do, but when you do need an emergency room, you need it to be close to home and know that staff are ready to take you in as soon as you get there.

Our job is to take care of the community—and we think that means we should start caring for you long before you have an emergency. Stay tuned for some of the great ways Emergis ER is helping Addison and the surrounding community stay safe and avoid emergency room visits.

Call Emergis ER any time—we’re here to help.