The Golden Hour

The Facts and FAQs of the COVID Vaccine

The Facts and FAQs of the COVID Vaccine

By Dr. Katie E. Golden, MD The recent approval and early distribution of the COVID vaccine certainly feel like some of the most uplifting news we have had all year and outshines even the most impressively decorated Charlotte homes this holiday season. (And I’m sure...

Eat, Drink, and Be Wary: How to Stay Safe this Holiday Season

Eat, Drink, and Be Wary: How to Stay Safe this Holiday Season

By: Dr. Katie E. Golden, MD  If you’re reading this, you have so far survived a worldwide pandemic, raging forest fires and non-stop hurricanes, endless zoom calls, the death of Alex Trebek, and the painful viewing of the first presidential debate. I don’t know about...

Tendons Be Trendin’

Tendons Be Trendin’

By Dr. Katie E. Golden, MD Social distancing and quarantining have translated to considerable lifestyle changes for most of us, and along with all the other challenges presented by the pandemic, we have seen an increase in patients presenting with muscle and joint...

Evaluation and Treatment after a Motor Vehicle Collision

Evaluation and Treatment after a Motor Vehicle Collision

By Dr. Katie E. Golden, MD Patients frequently come to the ER for evaluation after car accidents, or motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) as we refer to them in the medical field. While most MVCs do not lead to serious bodily injury, they often lead to a significant amount...

MDs, DOs, PAs, and NPs: The Alphabet Soup of Medical Degrees

MDs, DOs, PAs, and NPs: The Alphabet Soup of Medical Degrees

By Dr. Katie E. Golden, MD Any patient who comes to the ER is going to meet a steady stream of new people throughout the course of their stay. Before a patient even gets into a room, they are greeted and evaluated by triage nurses and registration staff, and it only...

When should I go to the ER for Chest Pain?

When should I go to the ER for Chest Pain?

By Katie Golden, MD July 21, 2020 Unexplained symptoms and sensations in the body, especially when they are felt in the chest, can be an unsettling source of stress and discomfort. It can be difficult for doctors and patients alike to understand the source of chest...

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: Let’s Talk Ticks and Bacteria

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: Let’s Talk Ticks and Bacteria

By Katie E. Golden, MD May 25, 2020   With everyone’s heads turned towards the coronavirus, it can be easy to overlook the other sources of fever and infection that we have to consider. It’s that time of year, with warmer temperatures when Rocky Mountain Spotted...

The Answer Key to COVID Testing

The Answer Key to COVID Testing

The Answer Key to COVID Testing By Dr. Katie E. Golden, MD May 14, 2020 The success of reopening our state relies partly on increased testing, helping us to understand who has the infection, who is at risk, and how we can keep everyone safe. There has been a rapid...

A Look Inside The ER During COVID

  By Dr. Katie E. Golden, MD April 15, 2020 The last month has been difficult for us all, and everyone has experienced the life-changing challenges of this pandemic in their own way.  It is even harder when we can’t see exactly how this virus is affecting the...

What You Need to Know about the Novel Coronavirus

What You Need to Know about the Novel Coronavirus

What You Need to Know about the Novel Coronavirus  By Dr. Katie E. Golden, MD We have all been inundated with updates about the daily spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and it can be hard to keep up with the flood of information from media, government...