Emergency medicine specialists, commonly called ER doctors, are medical doctors who
specialize in emergency care. They can diagnose and treat many medical emergencies
and can refer people to other health professionals for further treatment.
Emergency medicine specialists may further specialize in one area of medicine, such
as sports medicine, or they may only treat children (pediatric emergency medicine
Emergency medicine doctors can be board-certified through the Board of Emergency Medicine,
which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Current as of: August 22, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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