Accidents happen and sometimes those accidents result in broken bones. Normally when a bone fracture occurs you will notice some of the following: Bruising, swelling, and possibly deformity. Of these three, deformity is by far the most obvious sign that you’ve broken something. Simple breaks such as fingers or wrists may be ok being treated at a local urgent care. However, breaks that involve areas such as the ribs, spine, skull, face, pelvis and major arm and leg bones are definitely … [Read more...] about Broken Bones: Should I Go To The Emergency Room?
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Tummy aches...no one enjoys those. But when should you seek out emergency medical care for abdominal pain? If your pain is so severe that you cannot stand up straight, head on over to the emergency room. Another sign of something possibly serious is if your stomach is sensitive to touch or if it comes on suddenly or with a fever. If you find yourself in the unlucky position of vomiting and you notice blood in your vomit, you should also seek out medical care. It is also important to … [Read more...] about Abdominal Pain
It’s true that chest pain shouldn’t be ignored, but it’s also true that it can be caused by things that are not actually life-threatening. So when chest pain strikes, how do you know if you should make a trip to the ER? The truth is there really aren’t any hard fast rules. In fact, up to 30% of heart attacks include symptoms that actually go unnoticed by the patient. This makes coming up with a solid set of guidelines pretty much impossible. So, when in doubt, seek emergency care right … [Read more...] about Chest Pain
A stroke may occur at a moments notice to any of us our the ones we love. Understanding the warning signs and symptoms of a stroke can mean the difference between life and death. Hi, I’m Dr. Schwartz, ER Physician here locally at Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency Room in Rice Village. Have you or one of your family members ever dealt with the effects of a stroke? Were you ready to respond and did you know what signs to look for? One important thing to know up front is that strokes do not … [Read more...] about Warning Signs of a Stroke
We Texans love our sports. We love to watch them and cheer on our favorite teams and players. But we also love to play them ourselves. And sometimes on the field, on the court, or in the rink, accidents happen. Hi, I’m Dr Schwartz, ER physician here locally at Elite Care in Rice Village. Sports-related injuries range from very minor bruises to potentially life-threatening accidents. When an injury is serious enough to require emergency medical treatment it’s imperative that you know … [Read more...] about When Do Sports Injuries Require an Emergency Room Visit?
As a parent, sometimes it can be difficult to know when a trip to the emergency room is needed. Hi, I’m Doctor Schwartz, ER Physician here locally with Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency Room in Rice Village. When your child is sick, injured, or suffering in any way, our natural instinct as parents is to do everything we can for them immediately. But, when do these instances require an emergency room visit? Sore throats or minor burns, for instance, can be handled by a child’s primary care … [Read more...] about When Should You Take Your Kids To The Emergency Room?