Dr. Esther Mizrachi | Should We Go To The ER? | Jan. 13th, 2021 | MD for Moms Radio
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This week on MD for Moms, I interview Emergency Medicine Physician Dr. Esther Mizrachi about appropriate use of the ER. Knowing what is a true emergency versus something that can wait for a doctors office visit in a day or two can be tricky. One the one hand, it’s tempting to go to the ER with a concern to have fears allayed or for faster treatment, but it’s also important to remember that not everything needs that level of care. ER’s are busy places, and resources are even more taxed since COVID began, especially now with the recent surges throughout the country.
Dr. Mizrachi explains the criteria that can be used when considering if a trip to the ER is necessary, as well as answers questions about common ailments and injuries. We also review most up to date guidance on COVID, the vaccine and when someone should go to the hospital rather than stay home if they’re sick with COVID, plus more.
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Dr. Esther Mizrachi is a mother and Emergency Medicine physician practicing at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and then went on to complete residency training in Emergency Medicine at Long Island Jewish Hospital, now known as Northwell. She then accepted a faculty position at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she continues to practice and assist in the education and training of residents and medical students. As a physician working in a busy urban emergency department, Dr. Mizrachi cares for a very wide variety of conditions, ranging from heart attacks to car accidents to pregnancy and breastfeeding-related medical problems.
Dr. Mizrachi has been practicing emergency medicine and caring for New Yorkers throughout the covid-19 pandemic and gave birth herself during the height of the pandemic. She grew up in rural Minnesota and now lives in Manhattan with her family. When she’s not caring for patients in the emergency department, she enjoys traveling, cooking, creating healthy innovative baby and kid-friendly meals, barre, and running.