by PRMC staff
Medical emergencies are stressful. But the emergency room doctors at Payson Regional Medical Center are committed to easing your fears if you have an encounter at the emergency room.
Collectively, they have more than 200 years of experience as emergency room physicians. These doctors are trained to treat a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries, some of which are life-threatening and require immediate attention.
Here is what you can expect if you have a medical emergency:
TRIAGE – When you arrive, a registered nurse will conduct an initial exam, take your vital signs and complete a medical history. This process is referred to as triage, a determination of the severity of your emergency, allowing the most urgent cases to be treated right away.
REGISTRATION – you will be asked to sign a treatment consent form with personal and insurance information. If your emergency is not life-threatening, you may be asked to remain in the reception area until a room is ready for you.
EVALUATION – In the emergency exam room, a physician will examine you and order any tests needed to evaluate your condition. A nurse may start an IV. You may be asked for blood or urine samples. X-rays, MRIs or other diagnostic tests may be ordered. Some tests take time to analyze, and in order for the best outcome, we will evaluate all the test results. Our mission is to keep you comfortable and updated while you wait.
TREATMENT – Once the tests results are in and the medical evaluation is complete, the emergency room doctor will begin treatment.
DISCHARGE – Depending on the test results, you may be admitted to the hospital or treated and discharged to go home. If you are admitted, you will be transferred to a patient room, and we will notify your primary care physician. If you don’t have a primary care physician, a physician on our staff — called a hospitalist — will be assigned to you to coordinate your care while you are here.
If you are discharged to go home, the emergency room physician will send a set of discharge instructions with you, which may include a prescription for medication as well as instructions to schedule a follow-up appointment with your physician.
Here at Payson Regional Medical Center, we will make a sincere attempt to call patients within 72 hours of discharge to follow-up and answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care to all of our patients.
MEET THE ER DOCTORS
Michael D. Beck, M.D.
Education: Stanford University – Palo Alto, Calif.; Internship: Riverside Regional Medical Center – Newport News, Va.; Residency: U of A College of Medicine – Tucson, Ariz.
Years in Practice: 26
Paul A. Budnick M.D.
Education: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Ariz.; Residency: Detroit Rec Hospital Wayne State University College of Medicine – Detroit Mich.
Years in Practice: 21
Kenneth B. Fleisch, M.D.
Education: University of California San Francisco School of Medicine – San Francisco, Calif.; Internship: Maricopa Medical Center – Phoenix, Ariz.; Residency: Maricopa Medical Center – Phoenix, Ariz.
Years in Practice: 24
Brent J. Gear, D.O.
Education: College of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences – Des Moines, Iowa; Internship: Midwestern University – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine – Glendale, Ariz.; Residency: Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine – Downers Grove, Ill.
Years in Practice: 18
Paul J. Gilbert, M.D.
Education: Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.; Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago.
Years in Practice: 14
Jason L. Kang M.D.
Education: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Dallas, Texas; Residency: Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix.
Years in Practice: 12
Abrar U. Khan M.D.
Education: Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan; Internship: Lincoln Medical and Mental Center, New York Medical College – Bronx, N.Y.; Residency: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center – Cornell University, N.Y.
Years in Practice: 19
Timothy H. Omley, D.O.
Education: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences/Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine – Kirksville, Mo.; Internship: Doctors Hospital – Columbus, Ohio.
Years in Practice: 38 years
Mark R. Solem, M.D.
Education: University of Arizona College of Medicine; Internship: Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix; Residency: UCLA Medical Center School of Medicine – Los Angeles, Calif.
Years in Practice: 33 years