Dr. Eric Forsthoefel has spent more than six years as an ER doctor. His days and nights of encountering all types of medical emergency cases have been an enlightening experience. He is well trained to handle the needs of patients that arrive in the emergency room.
His extensive training has aptly prepared him to treat patients of all ages that are in need of immediate medical care. In some cases, Dr. Eric Forsthoefel has a matter of minutes to assess the situation and react accordingly. The staff members in the emergency room need to respond to dozens of emergencies, or more, during the course of every shift. These can range from cases of cardiac events, trauma, broken bones or fractures, lacerations, and a number of other serious conditions.
Eric Forsthoefel earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Florida State University. He graduated from medical school at the University of Louisville. He attended the University from 2009 to 2012, Dr. Eric Forsthoefel then went on to perform his residency at Louisiana State University School of Medicine Shreveport. He completed his residency in the specialized field of emergency medicine.
The doctor has a number of approvals from the appropriate licensing boards. He is board certified that allows him to provide medical emergency services to a patient. Dr. Eric Forsthoefel achieved board certification in emergency medicine from the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He has had an LA State Medical License dating back to 2013. He also holds a state medical license from Florida that he achieved in 2014. The doctor is bilingual, and he speaks both English and Spanish fluently.
A board certification is granted when certain criteria is met. It certifies that a physician has met the standard requirements of training, and that he or she passes the ethics portion of their training. The physician must have the experience and the education, and they must possess the knowledge to successfully perform their duties as a healthcare professional.
The physician who practices in an emergency room setting must acquire the knowledge required to treat many different ailments. The patients they encounter are constantly changing, and the emergency room doctor is not familiar with their medical history as their primary doctor would be. Dr, Eric Forsthoefel must gather the background information to help make the most informed decisions. He is required to assess the patient’s background, assess the situation at hand, and administer emergency treatment. This process must happen in a matter of minutes, and therefore requires the experience of a highly skilled practitioner.
The doctor recently commented on his opinion of the overuse of emergency rooms for non-urgent care. He sees an increase in the number of people who come to the emergency room to receive non-emergency help. As a dedicated physician, he provides everyone with the same high level of care as true emergencies receive. He started his career in the ER immediately after he completed his education, and he has been providing care to ER patients ever since that time.