How to Care for Your Laceration

How to Care for Your Laceration

By Dr. Katie E. Golden A ‘laceration’ is our fancy medical term for a cut or tear in the skin, and a good reason for a patient to come to the emergency department (ED). Prompt wound care is important to prevent infection and promote healthy healing, and so we wanted...
What a pain in the . . . back side

What a pain in the . . . back side

By Dr. Katie E. Golden Year after year, back pain easily maintains a top spot as one of the most common reasons for an emergency department (ED) visit. Patients frequently come to us for both pain relief, as well as a diagnosis to explain why their body and spine are...
Diagnosis and Treatment for Stroke

Diagnosis and Treatment for Stroke

By Dr. Katie E. Golden When a patient presents to the Emergency Department (ED) for stroke symptoms, the evaluation occurs quickly because the potential treatment is time-sensitive. We do our best as ED clinicians to keep patients and their families informed at every...