Dr. Eric Forsthoefel Urges Primary Care Doctors To Keep Evening Hours

There is an emerging problem with the emergency rooms in the United States. It seems that a rising number of Americans are choosing to use the emergency for situations that would not qualify for an emergency room visit. And this is putting a lot of stress on our emergency room physicians, nurses and support staff.

It’s a complicated problem, according to Dr. Eric Forsthoefel. He’s an emergency room physician that has been serving in hospitals in Tallahassee, Florida. He has witnessed the rise of patients using the emergency room for non-urgent matters. And he explains that the problem is very complicated.

First off, the doctor would like to make it clear that he keeps his emergency room door open. He and his staff will not turn anyone away. Dr. Eric Forsthoefel believes that this inclusive policy actually saves lives. He points to the fact that many low-income individuals cannot receive medical care anywhere else. He continues to explain that he and his staff will provide the best quality care to anyone and everyone.

But that opinion is not being shared by many health insurance companies. These companies see the emergency room as a place where they lose a lot of money. In order to save money, some insurance companies are beginning to deny coverage to non-urgent procedures that take place in the emergency room. It seems that the health insurance companies are trying to punish low-income individuals for having poor health care or no health insurance at all.

The problem may not lie with low-income individuals, according to Dr. Eric Forsthoefel. He points to various studies that show high-income individuals and individuals with good health insurance make up 80% of those patients that seek emergency room care for non-emergency injuries or illness. And the doctor believes that primary physicians are the only ones that can stop this emergency room abuse.

Those with good health insurance are using the emergency room to receive primary care out of sheer convenience. Many cite the fact that it is difficult to schedule an appointment with a primary care physician. Some doctors require 24 hours worth of notice and other doctors are booked out for weeks or even months. The emergency room serves as a place where individuals with good health insurance can get quick care.

Dr. Eric Forsthoefel wants more primary doctors to work on being more accessible to alleviate the strain put on the emergency rooms. This includes being available during the evenings.

This stands in stark contrast to the popular idea that emergency rooms are full of people “mooching” off the system. Instead, it is the privileged that are abusing the system to convenience. Dr. Eric Forsthoefel believes we need to make primary care more convenient to stop the abuse.

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Brian Torchin Extends His Recruiting Service to the Health Industry

Brian Torchin is a health care professional who understands the staffing needs of the health care industry. He satisfies these needs through Health Care Recruitment Counselors (HCRC) Staffing, the company he created.

Majoring in exercise science at the University of Delaware, Brian Torchin would later graduate from the New York Chiropractic College. Opening his chiropractic practice in Philadelphia, he would soon come to understand the importance of providing the type of care that his patients expected.

He would use this experience and knowledge to help other health care professionals gain employment. His dedication to this issue would lead to his creation, in 2007, of HCRC. This online service is designed to connect health care professionals to the facilities that need them.

HCRC extends its services to a wide variety of health care professionals, including doctors, dentists, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and even administrative and clerical personnel.

HCRC today serves more than 200 companies and individual clients throughout the United States and in Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. Its clients range from private medical offices and hospitals to urgent care centers.

Understanding the rapid turnover of personnel that takes place in the medical industry, HCRC is dedicated to filling staff positions within 72 hours of the original request. It provides extended night hours and is even available on weekends to guarantee service to its clients.

Torchin has based his business philosophy on providing the highest quality personnel in the shortest period of time. When considering that the health industry does not advertise its staff openings, HCRC is dedicated to ensuring that this information is communicated through the proper channels.

Glassdoor revealed that despite his busy schedule as president of the company, Torchin believes in making himself available to those with serious questions and serious needs. He is personally responsible for writing many HCRC-published articles that cover the issues of recruiting, hiring and employing in the medical industry. The ultimate goal of Brian Torchin is to keep the health care industry as healthy as possible.