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Migraines and Headaches
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To migraine sufferers, a pain in the head isn’t so simple and can be excruciating. When your vision is affected, you can’t sleep and nausea overcomes you, it’s hard to stand, sit or lay down, let alone function even close to normal. Migraines are triggered by a number of factors including hormonal changes, stress, anxiety…

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COVID-19 and Healthcare Workers
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As the worldwide pandemic drags on, dragged along with it is an increasing toll on the mental health of those caring for us. Frustration, anxiety, worry and burnout are weighing heavily on those who are on the frontlines caring for the public. From doctors and nurses to sanitation workers to grocery store employees and delivery…

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Pediatric Emergencies
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When it comes to our children, nothing stands in our way to ensure their safety and health.  Emergencies can be particularly trying and leaving parents in a quandary at times as to where to turn when their child is injured or falls ill. We are available and able to treat a number of conditions including:…

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Chest Pains and COVID-19
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Chest pains in and of themselves are a concern.  In these times of a global pandemic, they take on new significance. If you experience discomfort in your chest, it might include a dull ache, a crushing or burning feeling, a sharp stabbing pain or a pain that radiates to your neck or shoulder.  It could…

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Medical Imaging and Ultrasound Capabilities
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When you are seeking out acute care, you want to be assured that you will be getting the best care.  Part of that care should include appropriate diagnostic tools. Frontline ER’s medical imaging and ultrasound capabilities are among the best in healthcare.  Being able to diagnose and provide appropriate treatment in a speedy fashion for…

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Frontline ER’s Lab Capabilities
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Having appropriate laboratory services available for an emergency acute care facility and its staff is critical for proper and complete care.  That’s why Frontline ER’s lab services are always available. This availability allows us to better assist, diagnose and treat a patient’s medical condition any time of the day or night, and day of the…

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Acute Care Versus a Hospital ER
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While Frontline ER has emergency room as part of its name, it is clear that we serve our communities with acute care. So just what is the difference between an emergency room and an acute care center? And when should you go to the hospital ER and when should you use an urgent care center?…

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Operation Turkey Day 2020
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For Thanksgiving 2020, our Frontline ER Richmond team volunteered to be a part of Operation Turkey in the Houston area. Sponsored by the Office of Veteran’s Affairs, the Frontline team was part of a joint effort with several agencies and supporting organizations.  The event fed the homeless and served meals to those who, otherwise, wouldn’t…

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Telling the Difference Between Seasonal Allergies and COVID-19
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With allergy season coinciding with the global pandemic, it bears repeating that we should all consider the similarities and differences between the symptoms for the two afflictions. Before you run off to be tested, consider which symptoms go with with which illness.  Let’s list the symptoms of each and those they have in common (data…

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Your EOB and Your Frontline ER Invoice
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After you’ve been treated at Frontline ER, we will submit your medical claim to your insurance company. Once the claim has been reviewed, you will receive an explanation of benefits (EOB) from your insurer. That is how the process for payment begins. Please understand that an EOB is not a bill. The EOB provides details…

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Understanding Your Health Insurance
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There is a lot to learn about health insurance, and these definitions may help you understand your health plan.   Please understand that your benefits are established by your insurance company, not the medical facility. Copayment is a fixed amount set by your health insurance paid to your providers.  The copay is due at the time…

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Frontline ER Richmond Clarifies Its COVID-19 Testing Payment Policies
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Frontline ER Richmond is pleased to able to offer COVID-19 Antigen testing with results provided during your visit.  However, as of October, 24, 2020, payment policies have changed with regard to insurance and out-of-pocket payments. Insurance. Insurance companies have announced varying deadlines regarding the “cost share” of payments for COVID-19 testing.  Frontline ER has established…

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