Physician says people shouldn’t wait to go to ER for non-coronavirus-related issues

Physician says people shouldn't wait to go to ER for non-coronavirus-related issues

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Some health care workers are working overtime right now and focused on COVID-19, but it’s left other areas of hospitals almost empty.

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People who need emergency care for issues not related to the coronavirus are avoiding the emergency room because they don’t want to bother the doctors.

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“Several patients have said to us, ‘I didn’t want to inconvenience you,’” said Dr. David Pearson, an ER physician with Atrium Health.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Genevieve Curtis spoke with Pearson, who said people shouldn’t wait.

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