Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies
Residency: State University of New York, Syracuse, NY
November 9, 2021
The confusion between the two entities — emergency departments and urgent cares — has become so common that Martin, along with Dr. Deepak Vatti, Chief of Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital, recently held a Facebook Live event about it.
“An emergency department is built to see and stabilize any medical issue,” Vatti said. “An urgent care can have varying capability as some can have advanced imaging and lab work, but they cannot handle more serious medical issues.”
People who visit an urgent care with an issue that is too significant to be handled there will be advised to go to an emergency department; in some cases, the urgent care will have patients transferred via ambulance.
To read the full article on whether you should go to the ER or Urgent Care, click here.
May 26, 2022
“The past two years have tested the limits of emergency departments in ways never seen,” said Deepak Vatti, Chair of Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital.
To read the full article on the Union Leader, click here.