Chief Medical Officer Renato Mandanas, MD offers tips for the public when seeking medical care in Oswego Hospitals emergency room
Bring your medical history, listing all surgeries, any
allergies to medications and food, as well as your
medical contact information. When at the emergency
department, don’t downplay any symptoms you
may be experiencing.
Anticipate hospital admission and be sure to bring
along your insurance information, as well as
additional clothing and personal items.
Be prepared to explain any other information that may impact your care. If you arrive with a family
member or friend, they may assist you with providing this information. You may also want to consider
preparing a living will ahead of time.
Be patient. It takes time for the physician and other medical staff members to correctly diagnose a