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Grayson County

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:01 AM
Fulbelli's Restaurant
115 S. Travis
(on the square)
Sherman, TX  75090-5990
United States of America
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    Dr. Alex Roby is the medical director for Red River ER in Sherman.  He is also the owner and an attending physician, actively working shifts there.  Dr. Roby pointed out that doctors go into this profession because they have a true passion to help people, like law enforcement and teachers.
    Red River ER has been open for about seven months.  They have been very active with philanthropic endeavors in Grayson County as a primary means of engaging with the public.  
    So why are there so many of these free standing emergency rooms popping up all at once?  Well, the state of Texas classifies Grayson County as a medically underserved area.  On any given day, about 300 people visit an emergency room in Grayson County.  This leads to an incredible burden on the emergency departments, creating long wait times and frustration all the way around.  
    Do any of these statements sound familiar?  "The doctor saw me on a bed in the hallway."  "I had to wait four hours before I was seen."  "I never even saw the doctor."  "I saw the doctor for five minutes and three hours later someone handed me a stack of discharge papers."  "No one even told me why I was being admitted."
    If you are not in acute distress when you go to the ER, you might have to wait for an exorbitant amount of time.  Then once you are taken to a room you still may have to wait what seems like an eternity there.
    One thing you are probably not aware of is what is going on around you.  There could be several patients who have just arrive by ambulance from an auto accident, or a heart attack patient has just been rushed back, or perhaps an elderly person is being treated for a stroke.
    Dr. Roby pointed out that it's common for a critical patient to occupy 90% of the staff while you are completely unaware as to why you are having to wait.  When these cases have been resolved or stabilized the staff is then scrambling to chart key information or catch up with the continued influx of patients.  As a result, patients frequently feel that their time with the doctor is very brief, rushed or that the doctor is cold and callous.
    The free standing emergency department was established to provide a more pleasant ER experience.  Plus, the reason you see these free standing ER's popping up all over the place is because patients love them!  Patient volumes, and in general, the level of acuity is lower, allowing the staff to spend more time at the beside to include the patient in the plan of care, educating them and setting expectations.  Better yet, there's hardly ever a wait!  The staff is pleasant and attentive and the cost is often a fraction of that of a traditional ER.
    Everyone who walks through their doors is entitled to a free medical screening exam to determine if they are experiencing an emergent condition. 
They accept all major insurances and offer a cash pay option.  It includes a facility fee and itemized pricing for any test or treatment they would perform so that everything is transparent.  This has proven to be very attractive to employers whose employees may be uninsured or those hoping to avoid an increase in their workman’s comp insurance premiums.
   Most of the patients they see are the walking wounded; “is this broke?” or “is this infected?”, but they are fully functioning emergency room.  They carry all of the medicines you would need if you were having a heart attack, kidney stone, or strep throat.
   The average visit at Red River ER takes less than an hour, but they are able to treat patients for up to 24 hours.  They have their own in-house pharmacy, lab, Cat Scan, X-ray and Ultrasound available 24 hours a day.  They can also have a patient admitted to the hospital of their choice faster than if they went directly to that ER facility.  If you have a condition requiring surgery or hospitalization, they have direct transfer agreements with WNJ, TMC and Heritage Park.
    Check out their reviews on Facebook or Google.
 
 
 
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