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February 20, 2024

Making informed decisions about health care is more crucial than ever, especially in emergency situations. At GuideWell Emergency Doctors we recognize the importance of understanding options when faced with a medical emergency. Our mission is to bridge the gap between standard urgent care and the emergency room (ER), ensuring that you receive the right level of care for your medical needs without the unnecessary stress and high costs associated with traditional ER visits. 

Why choose GuideWell Emergency Doctors?

When it comes to health care, making the right choice is not just about receiving medical attention, it’s about finding the appropriate level of care that aligns with your specific situation. 

Beyond urgent care

Unlike traditional urgent care centers, GuideWell Emergency Doctors is equipped to handle more serious conditions that require immediate attention, such as chest pain, significant respiratory issues, and other serious medical concerns.

Cost-effective alternative to ER

We understand that medical emergencies can be a financial burden. GuideWell Emergency Doctors offers a more affordable solution for emergency care compared to traditional ER visits, ensuring that you get the care you need without the overwhelming expenses. 

A higher standard of care

Our clinics are designed for rapid response and effective treatment of emergency medical issues. This means shorter wait times and quicker access to care compared to the ER, where patients with life-threatening conditions are prioritized.

Advanced medical facilities 

GuideWell Emergency Doctors is equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology and resources. From our onsite CLIA and COLA certified labs to our comprehensive suite of imaging equipment including X-ray, CT and Ultrasound, our advanced diagnostic tools help ensure high-quality care for our patients.

Expert medical team

Our staff is composed of highly trained and experienced medical professionals dedicated to providing the best possible care. Our team is comprised of skilled and caring professionals. All our physicians are board-certified in emergency medicine with at least five years’ experience working in an ER setting. Our nurses all have at least 3 years’ experience in trauma care, ensuring that you are in safe and capable hands.

Understanding our services

At GuideWell Emergency Doctors, our services are designed to meet a variety of medical needs. We offer a broad range of care, ensuring that whether your condition is critical or requires detailed attention, you’re covered.

  • Unexpected injuries: We provide treatment for injuries that require immediate attention, such as broken bones, sprains, and cuts.
  • Respiratory illnesses: Conditions like bronchitis, pneumonia, COPD, Covid-19 and  asthma attacks are treated with expertise at GuideWell Emergency Doctors.
  • Cardiac symptoms: We offer a cardiologist-approved protocol  for treatment of CHF for patients experiencing chest pains, palpitations, and other heart-related issues.
  • Diagnostic services: Our advanced diagnostic facilities offer on-site imaging and labs with results read in an hour or less, enabling us to provide accurate and prompt diagnosis.
  • Concierge care coordination: Health care doesn’t end with an emergency visit. Our dedicated care coordination team works alongside you to ensure that your journey to recovery is smooth and well managed. They will help arrange follow-up with your primary care doctor, schedule and even expedite specialist referrals, procure durable medical equipment, and facilitate any necessary long-term care plans. 

Advanced imaging technology

At GuideWell Emergency Doctors, we are proud to offer advanced on-site imaging services on par with a traditional emergency room, but without the associated high costs. We are equipped with the latest imaging technology to provide clear and precise diagnostic results. This technology is key to our ability to offer high-quality care:

  • X-ray
  • CT scan
  • EKG
  • Ultrasound

Diagnosis capabilities

With our on-site imaging, we can diagnose a variety of conditions quickly and efficiently:

  • Stroke
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary embolisms
  • DVT
  • AFib
  • Concussion
  • And more

On-site lab testing

We take pride in offering state of the art on-site lab testing services. As a facility certified by COLA and compliant with CLIA, we provide Moderate Complexity Laboratory testing services that are comparable to those found in emergency rooms.

Rapid results with advanced lab services

Our on-site lab is staffed with skilled technicians capable of delivering accurate test results in 40 minutes or less. This rapid turnaround time ensures that you can be diagnosed and start receiving appropriate treatment as soon as possible. 

Comprehensive testing with no hidden costs

We believe in transparent and affordable health care. Our on-site lab tests come with no additional charges or co-pays, aligning with our commitment to providing cost-effective medical services. Key tests include:

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC): Essential for diagnosing a wide range of conditions, from infections to anemia.
  • Basic metabolic panel: Helps assess conditions related to kidney function, blood sugar levels, and electrolyte balance.
  • Liver Function Test (LFT): Crucial for detecting liver conditions, including hepatitis.
  • Beta-HCG quantitative: Used for confirming and monitoring pregnancy.
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH): Vital for diagnosing thyroid-related disorders.

Diagnosing a range of conditions

Our on-site lab enables us to diagnose a variety of medical conditions quickly and accurately, including but not limited to:

  • Infections
  • Anemia
  • Chest pain/heart attack
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Hepatitis

Partnering for long-term health

We provide a unique health care experience that balances the urgency of an ER with the personalized and comprehensive care often associated with a primary care provider. By choosing GuideWell Emergency Doctors, patients gain access to a health care model that not only treats them in times of crisis, but also partners with them in maintaining and enhancing their overall well-being. We’re committed to being your health care ally, supporting you through all stages of your health journey.

Navigating through emergency situations

In case of a life-threatening emergency such as unresponsiveness or severe respiratory distress, call 911 so that EMS personnel can immediately work to stabilize while transporting to the hospital.

If you are conscious and able to drive or be driven, GuideWell Emergency Doctors can be a great alternative to the hospital emergency room for emergency medical issues. If your situation requires hospitalization, we will stabilize and transfer you directly to a hospital bed with all of your charts and records sent ahead. This approach ensures that you receive the immediate attention needed, without the extended wait times that are often associated with emergency rooms.

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