Dr. Eric Forsthoefel is a medical practitioner that specializes in emergency medicine. Emergency medicine is the treatment of a condition that requires immediate attention. Patients seeking emergency medicine require immediate attention, as their conditions can be a life or death situation. Dr. Forsthoefel practices medicine at Tallahassee Memorial. At the facility, the doctor assists with general and emergency medicine situations.
Several licensing boards have given their approval, allowing Dr. Forsthoefel to practice medicine, and specialize in providing emergency care. Dr. Forsthoefel is certified through the American board of emergency medicine, LA State medical board, and the Florida State medical board as well. The Louisiana medical board certified the doctor in 2013, and Florida certified him in 2014.
It is the boards responsibility to ensure that the doctor has obtained proper training to practice medicine. Aside from training, the doctor must also adhere to certain ethics and principles that accompany the title. Proper education, experience, and knowledge must be demonstrated by Dr. Forsthoefel at all times to maintain his certifications.
Dr. Forsthoefel attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine to obtain his doctoral degree. After graduating in 2012, he completed his residency in emergency medicine through Louisiana State University. Dr. Forsthoefel possesses over six years of experience in practicing emergency medicine.
Dr. Forsthoefel’s training has equipped him to handle life-saving situations daily. Life in the emergency room is full of ups and downs, and suspense. The doctor is the first medical professional to react to the emergency situation that patients come into the facility in. It is the doctors job to analyze and stabilize all patients that come to him for help.
Patients cannot be discharged from an emergency room facility until their immediate condition has been rectified and there is no risk to their well-being. . Dr. Forsthoefel also has the authority, as an emergency room physician, to refer his patients to other professionals if the issue requires further care then can be provided in the emergency capacity.