Stayton, Oregon
1401 N. 10th Ave., Suite 100
Stayton, OR 97383
503-769-6386
Santiam Medical Associates provides a full spectrum of care for the entire family, from newborn to geriatric. As a certified Patient-Centered Medical Home, it supports the medical needs of all ages, with a focus on pediatrics, wellness and preventive care, and adult medicine. The Clinic's physicians and care providers are actively involved in the communities they serve, and offer expertise and assistance to international communities in distress.

When to Seek Emergency Care vs. Your Physician August 2, 2016

When to Seek Emergency Care vs. Your Physician, Stayton, Oregon

Summer means more time outdoors, which can result in more accidents and injuries. With emergency rooms experiencing a high volume of patients and increased waiting times, it’s important to know when to actually go there for the care you need. Santiam Hospital is one of premiere primary care clinics in the mid-Williamette Valley area, offering preventative and specialized care, in addition to emergency services.

They understand the importance of seeking help in the case of a real emergency and want to help you distinguish when to seek out different kinds of medical help. Here’s their insight on whether you should see your regular physician, or  seek out help in an emergency room:

 

  • Williamette-Valley-OR-emergency-roomDoctor: If you are experiencing pain, but at a manageable level, then it might be best to wait and see your physician. If you’re experiencing a cold or an illness that can wait a day or two, hold off and talk to your doctor. They understand your health history and will be the best option for less severe cases like this.
  • Emergency Room: It’s crucial to only go to an emergency room when you are experiencing a severe ailment. For example, if you have any of the symptoms of a heart attack, such as shortness of breath or chest pain, go into the emergency room immediately. Severely broken bones and profuse bleeding are also some reasons to seek out emergency treatment.

Knowing when you have an actual emergency will help to keep the wait time to a minimum. If you live in the mid-Williamette Valley area, get treatment from the medical professionals at Santiam Hospital. For more information about their services, visit their website or give them a call at (503) 749-4734.

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