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Preparing for the Emergency Room - Topic Overview

  • If possible, call ahead if the medical problem is serious to let emergency room staff know you are coming.
  • Call your doctor, if possible. He or she may meet you at the emergency room or call in important information.
  • If you think you may have to wait to be seen by a doctor, take the checklists below, your medical records, and all your medicines with you. While you are waiting, you can:
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Last Updated: March 27, 2012
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