In the US, you can call an emergency room doctor at any time and they will call you back in about 24 hours.
But it is not guaranteed that a doctor will have the experience and knowledge of the situation that you are in.
A new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that a third of US residents have never been to a doctor who has actually had the opportunity to treat a patient, and more than half have never heard of an emergency department doctor.
“There’s no point in going to the emergency room if you don’t know the right person,” said Jessica McPherson, senior director of health information and engagement for the Kaiser Foundation.
McPterson says that for the most part, the emergency departments in the US are not designed for the modern patient.
“When you walk into a doctor’s office and you’re told that you’re going to need to see a specialist because you’re having a heart attack, you don