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How to survive your hospital visit series: Before you head to the Emergency Room

As previously mentioned, hospitals can be a dangerous place. MSN Health & Fitness suggests that before heading to the E.R., call your primary-care physician. What you may perceive as being urgent, he may be able to treat in his office. The exception: chest pain – there is nothing an office-based doctor can do to assist in treating a heart attack. Also, if you call your physician and he meets you at the E.R., you will get must faster attention then if you went alone.

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