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We found 1 emergency medicine providers who accepts HFN PPO near Skokie, IL.

Dr. George W Paul MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care
1704 Maple Avenue; Suite 100
Evanston, IL
(847) 618-6323; (847) 618-1000

Dr. George Paul is a specialist in urgent care and pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Paul has a special interest in emergency care. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Paul's medical residency was performed at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine



What is Emergency Medicine?

Emergency medicine, as the name implies, refers to the treatment of patients whose illness or injury is an emergency. This usually means the illness or injury is serious and was unexpected. Emergency medicine includes disaster response teams, ambulance personnel such as EMTs and paramedics, and doctors or nurses at an ER.

Emergency medicine specialists are trained to deal with all kinds of different conditions affecting all kinds of different people, as just about any medical condition can become an emergency. An emergency medicine physician might treat patients with:
  • Trauma from a car accident
  • Heart attack
  • Poisoning
  • Near drowning
  • Broken bones
  • Premature labor
  • Drug overdose
  • Suicide attempt
  • Burns
  • High fever

In a busy emergency room, staff could even potentially see all of these problems in the same day. Emergency medicine specialists work in a fast-paced environment, treating serious health issues. They must make decisions quickly. Because emergency care is the only point of access to health care for many Americans, emergency medicine physicians must also provide screening and referrals as well as treatment.

There are over 120 million ER visits in the United States every year. Emergency medicine is a very important part of the health care system, and the providers routinely save lives.