Emergency Medicine

An Emergency Medicine specialist is a medical doctor specializing in the first responder administration of care to the acutely sick or injured patient. This specialist focuses on the immediate action necessary to stabilize and treat patients both by dispatching and directing ambulance technicians outside of the hospital as well as directing the care within the Emergency Department of the Hospital. This specialist provides this care to a broad range of age groups amongst patients although Pediatricians specializing in Pediatric Emergency Medicine are specially qualified to handle acutely sick or injured infants and children. Subspecialties include Hospice/Palliative Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, Sports Medicine, and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.