April 2017

Parent Pain: Child Bumps Head

By |2021-03-31T16:42:24-05:00April 3rd, 2017|Physician Blog|

“My child always bumps his head on something…should I be worried?” As fellow parents and as ER doctors who work with plenty of families on a daily basis, we hear this question many times each week.  Watching your kid continually bonk their head on walls, floors, toys, and even other toddlers can make any parent’s heart [...]

October 2016

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: What is it?

By |2021-04-23T17:06:27-05:00October 16th, 2016|Physician Blog|

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a disorder that disrupts the way the body uses glucose (sugar). Your body needs glucose to function, and insulin is the hormone that allows the cells to utilize glucose while making sure your blood sugar levels don’t get too high or too low. With type 2 diabetes, there is a [...]

In Honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Screening Saves Lives

By |2021-04-23T17:00:59-05:00October 16th, 2016|Physician Blog|

According to breastcancer.org: "About 1 out of 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2016, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 61,000 new cases of the non-invasive (in situ) type." October [...]

September 2016

ICE Phone Settings: Be Ready In Case of An Emergency

By |2021-05-11T10:38:39-05:00September 28th, 2016|Physician Blog|

As an Emergency Medicine Physician, the more information I have, the better the patient care I can give. It is very important to keep in mind that information you might not think is relevant could actually make a major difference in the emergency room. I highly encourage everyone to update their “In Case of Emergency” (ICE) [...]

August 2016

Zika Virus. Zika Symptoms: On Alert

By |2021-04-23T16:47:59-05:00August 21st, 2016|News Feed, Physician Blog|

As the summer heat continues, the desire to seek solace in cool water areas such as pools, ponds, and lakes increases. The outdoors is a great way to enjoy the summer, however, in light of the media's recent reports of the Zika virus and its detection in individuals who have not traveled abroad, I thought [...]

July 2016

Is your Ankle Sprained or Broken?

By |2021-04-23T16:26:37-05:00July 21st, 2016|Physician Blog, Uncategorized|

Many ER visits are for ankle injuries, often caused by sports injuries, walking on uneven surfaces, or car accidents. When you injure your ankle, you may ask yourself "Is this ankle sprained or broken?" The difference between a sprain and a break is whether you have a broken bone or a stretched or torn ligament or tendon. In [...]

June 2016

Hospitality Health ER Physician Jeffrey Beers Discusses Secondary Drowning with Tyler NBC Affiliate KETK

By |2021-04-23T16:22:29-05:00June 20th, 2016|News Feed, Physician Blog|

Tyler, TX (June 19, 2016)- Hospitality Health ER has a message for those seeking summer fun: Swimming may be a great way to beat the heat this summer, but it can also present a danger most people aren’t aware of known as secondary drowning. Commonly mislabeled as “dry drowning”, secondary drowning occurs when water is [...]

April 2016

Flu season is coming, are you ready?

By |2021-04-23T16:17:31-05:00April 14th, 2016|Physician Blog|

As cold weather sets in, clothing layers increase, scarves are pulled tighter, and noses become redder. This time of year can also bring the dreaded running nose, scratchy throat, cough, body aches, and headache of the seasonal flu. As you fretfully try to protect yourself from the winter season with warmer clothes and hot drinks, [...]