Dr. Eric Forsthoefel Sounds the Alarm on Emergency Rooms

Emergency rooms have become quite a different place in 2018; some would argue that these changes are not for the better. As an emergency physician, Dr. Eric Forsthoefel is uniquely qualified to speak on the issues he sees on a daily basis. Lately, one of the issues he’s encountered most is that many patients are turning to the ER for routine healthcare issues—problems that could easily be solved during a regular doctor’s appointment. This new phenomenon is causing a chain reaction as well; when patients do not see a regular doctor, they often don’t receive the high level of care that they could if they had a relationship with a general practitioner. Because the resources of emergency rooms are so often stretched these days, doctors and nurses are usually bouncing back and forth between cases as quickly as they can. Emergency rooms, for obvious reasons, were not designed for those suffering from ailments such as the common cold.

Dr. Forsthoefel has served as an outspoken advocate on this issue, pointing out that he realizes that there is a vast array of obstacles to healthcare these days. However, he has also seen how hard emergency room staffs have had to work in order to keep up with the ever-increasing demands of the job. He believes that the situation has reached a boiling point, with many real emergency patients not receiving proper care because staffers have been overloaded with non-critical cases.

It’s crucial to note that Dr. Forsthoefel is far from the only physician voicing these opinions. Many emergency doctors across the state of Florida—and the country—have made it known that they are also concerned about the state of emergency room care. It was in 2015 that Blue Cross Anthem was forced to finally confront the issue; they no longer will pay for non-emergency trips to the ER that occur in Missouri and Georgia. After they address several bureaucratic issues, it is believed that they will do the same in Florida. In addition to Anthem, many other insurance companies are considering doing the same.

For emergency physicians like Dr. Eric Forsthoefel, caring for emergency patients is easier and more efficient when beds are not taken up by those who are dealing with health problems that do not require an immediate response. Because patients have not been deterred by the more expensive co-pays often demanded as a result of these visits, it would seem that greater steps needed to be taken in order to ensure that emergency rooms are designated for the people who need them most. With physicians like Dr. Eric Forsthoefel starting to speak out about the situation, many ER staffers are hoping that the tide will start to turn very soon.

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IDLife And Garmin International Form A Strategic Partnership

IDLife, LLC, the health and wellness company, has recently formed a strategic partnership with Garmin International, a world leader in the production of wearable device technology. Beginning in June, 2017, IDLife customers can purchase Garmin’s vivo activity trackers and the company’s IndexTM Smart Scale by visiting IDLife.com. Plus data from wearable Garmin devices will soon be accessible on the IDWellness mobile app.

IDLife offers simple ways people can lead better life by offering high-quality customized nutritional products and guidance for living an overall healthy lifestyle as part of the IDLife Experience. Interfacing with Garmin wellness products equips people with tools that lead to a sustainable, healthy lifestyle that goes beyond losing weight. The Garmin tools measures activity levels, heart rate, skeletal muscle mass, water percentage, body mass index and more and shares the information using Wi Fi. The diverse suite of wearable tools come in an array of features, styles, colors and sizes.

Logan Stout is founder and CEO of IDLife. A former professional athlete, Stout was involved in the World Series seventeen times as either a player or coach. He’s also a lifelong entrepreneur, best-selling author, leadership trainer and philanthropist. His vision, team building skills and success principles that have led him to generate billions of dollars make Stout among the world’s most effective and sought after keynote speakers. He launched IDLife in May 2014 and with the support of partners like football star Troy Aikman, billionaire Darwin Deason and celebrity trainer Jen Widerstrom. The company has positively impacted the health and fitness of countless people.

The goal of Logan Stout is to educate the masses about the importance of proper nutrition and fitness in maintaining proper health and wellness and offering them top quality nutritional products. Passionate about helping people develop quality leadership skills, he published the book “Stout Advice: The Secrets to Building Yourself, People, and Teams” in 2013. The goal of the book is to inspire and empower readers and make them aware of methods that they can use to live up to their full potential while having a positive impact on the people around them.