When your loved ones fall sick and your usual GP is unavailable, where do you turn? Do you call an after hours doctor? Do you call an after hours
medical helpline? Do you get the kids in the car and drive to the local Emergency Department or the local after hours medical centre?
Or do you call My Emergency Dr?
People often ask us, ‘What’s the difference between your service and an after hours GP?’
My Emergency Dr (MED) is not an after hours GP service. And we are not a nurse helpline. We are not staffed with nurses or junior doctors. We are staffed with Emergency Specialist Doctors.
Our doctors are the experts who run the Emergency Department – they have completed years of training in dealing with every possible medical emergency, and they are Fellows of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, or FACEMs). Each one has passed his or her Fellowship or ‘Consultant’ Exam in Emergency Medicine. They are the doctors best qualified to deal with the full range of emergencies suffered by all patients, regardless of age or gender.
Further information about Emergency Medicine specialist training can be found here: https://www.acem.org.au/Education-Training/Specialist-Training/Training-Program-Overview.aspx)
Timing is Everything
There’s another crucial difference: the time it takes to see the doctor. We all know that it can take hours of waiting to complete your treatment in the Emergency Department, but it’s easy to forget that it can also take hours for that visit by an after hours doctor.
It takes only minutes to download our app, register and call one of our Emergency Specialists. The typical wait time to speak face to face with one of our doctors is less than two minutes, and a typical call takes less than ten minutes. Within half an hour of your face-to-face online consultation, your prescription or x-ray order form could be in your email inbox.
My Emergency Dr. Wherever you are, we will be there.