Emergency Services, McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania
Trust Our Fulton County, PA Emergency Care Center
The Fulton County Medical Center is a Level IV Trauma Center. Trauma centers provide specialized medical services and resources to patients suffering from severe and life-threatening injuries. Our Fulton County emergency care center is staffed with caring and highly-experienced and qualified emergency service providers. This is critical because studies have shown that capable, prompt, and appropriate emergency care service reduces the likelihood of death or permanent disability in patients suffering from a serious and life-threatening injury. The emergency care practitioners at our accredited trauma center continuously prepare and educate themselves to treat their patients better and prevent any long-term damage or death. Our Level IV emergency care center also provides initial care to our patients and stabilizes them so they can be transferred to a higher level of trauma care.
We Treat Both Emergencies and Non-Emergencies
We staff our emergency care practice with four full-time physicians and emergency nurses, plus several part-time medical professionals, all of whom treat both major and minor illnesses or injuries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We care for patients of all ages, including newborns and geriatric patients. We also have 24-hour laboratory, radiology, and CAT scan capabilities. Learn more about our practice below:
Acute care: At The Fulton County Medical Center, all patients who suffer severe or life-threatening illnesses or injuries are treated first, due to the immediate nature of their conditions. Our emergency care services are always top-notch, with a team of experienced and conscientious medical doctors who can treat an array of life-altering medical, gynecological, surgical, and other illnesses or injuries.
Express Care: While The Fulton County Medical Center in Fulton County, PA is primarily an emergency care provider, we do make every effort to treat patients suffering from non-life threatening ailments, and we do so as quickly as possible. However, any patient brought in with a more severe, potentially deadly illness or injury is a priority to our doctors. Our express care center is designed to offer flexibility to patients who need immediate treatment and cannot wait for an available doctor’s appointment. This center is open every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Emergency radiology and lab services: Part of emergency care service involves obtaining detailed lab work, as this is one of the ways we diagnose severe illnesses or injuries. Our team has access to a complete, dedicated laboratory for bloodwork, urinalysis, cultures, and others, plus a radiology center for x-rays, ultrasounds, computed tomography, and more. These services are available to our emergency care doctors 24/7, allowing them to provide superior service to every patient.
Observation: Part of what The Fulton County Medical Center does is stabilize patients after a significant medical emergency. We’re set up to keep patients under close observation by our medical team until we judge it’s time to be transferred to a hospital for more recovery or until it is safe for them to go home.
When To Visit Our Fulton County, PA Emergency Care Center
Knowing when to visit an emergency care center is a tricky decision for many individuals. After all, many symptoms can indicate nothing at all or be symptomatic of a serious ailment. When it comes to your health, it’s best to be careful. While it’s important to note that many of these symptoms have benign explanations, they could be an indication of something more serious. If they persist or the pain gets worse, visit our emergency care doctor for treatment. Some things to keep an eye on include:
- Wheezing, shortness of breath, and/or breathing difficulties
- Chest pain
- Sudden numbness or significant weakness
- Bleeding that won’t stop
- Intense, localized abdominal pain
- A fever that includes convulsions in children under three months
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- A sudden inability to speak, see, walk, or move in any way
Get to Know Our Emergency Care Providers
Our team is full of dedicated emergency care doctors capable of thinking on their feet to save lives and stabilize patients so they can begin their road to recovery. In addition to providing emergency care services, our practitioners offer a wide range of non-emergency medical services while always prioritizing emergencies. Our team consists of:
Douglas Stern, DO - Director of Emergency Services/Medical Staff President
|Gerald Celestine, MD||Megan Earley, CRNP||Scott Miekley, MD||John Quinlan, DO|
|Albert Iguchi,MD||Janelle Martin, MD||Merrill McKenzie, MD||Neil Yoder, MD|
Contact Our Emergency Care Center in Fulton County, PA
Please call our Fulton County, PA emergency care center if you have any questions at (717) 485-6100. Our 24-hour Emergency Department is conveniently located in West McConnellsburg, PA, just off of Lincoln Way on Peach Orchard Road. Please be advised, we are unable to give medical advice over the phone.
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