For nearly ten years, Dr. Eric Forsthoefel has been practicing Emergency Medicine in Tallahassee, Florida. He is board certified and meets the national requirements expected of physicians to practice in this specialty. He is affiliated with Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where he practices Emergency Medicine with 26 other physicians. His areas of expertise are emergent injuries, accidents and trauma. Dr. Forsthoefel, along with the other physicians in the Emergency Department, are responsible for determining the level of care each patient requires from the moment contact is initiated with him or her. Moreover, they are expected to address emergent injuries that range from job-related mishaps to motor vehicle accidents, from athletic injuries to those sustained – deemed to be more encompassing. Emergency Medicine physicians remove or stabilize trauma that accompanies many associated patient injuries.
Dr. Forsthoefel and his colleagues make diagnosis of patient conditions after initial consultation, vitals, laboratory tests and further scans that may be needful. The physician reviews the findings and determines if continued care would best be handled in hospital or to what extent on an outpatient basis, albeit a personal physician visit or over-the-counter medication and personal care/attention alone. Discussion is held concerning findings and conclusions with the patient and any significant others who may be affected by this situation. The plan is then put in motion based on the mutual decision of all concerned.
Dr. Forsthoefel received his medical education and completed his medical residency at the University of Louisiana. This too would have prepared him for his current role as an Emergency Medicine physician with a combination of classroom hours and required practicum and testing for medical certification.
Dr. Forsthoefel has addressed patients with cardiac conditions, lacerations, respiratory ailments, extremity sprains, and more. He accepts insurance from providers including Aetna and First Health. For further information, contact by phone: