The doctors of UofL Physicians-Emergency Medicine, formerly known as University Emergency Medicine Associates, are board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, providing emergency medical care at the University of Louisville Hospital. A team of faculty, emergency medicine residents, physician assistants and specialty trained nursing staff provide emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to fulfill your family’s urgent and emergency medical needs.
Our physicians staff the emergency department of the region’s only Level 1 adult trauma center and provide initial triage and treatment for trauma patients. A full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and emergency capabilities are available at a state-of-the art facility. The majority of critical trauma related patients from the Louisville metropolitan area, as well as north central Kentucky and southern Indiana, are evaluated in the University of Louisville Hospital Emergency Department. In addition to critical trauma care, our team provides the full spectrum of minor trauma care.
Although adult Level 1 trauma care is a regionally unique aspect of the UofL Hospital Emergency Department, a significant capability exists to care for the non-trauma patient with emergent and urgent medical conditions. UofL Physicians-Emergency Medicine are trained to deliver the highest quality of care for these patients. Coordinating care, initial triage and assessment services are provided in a professional and caring fashion.
For emergent but less critical conditions, there is FirstCare, an open access service staffed by nurse practitioners specializing in caring for patients requiring urgent assessments and treatments. FirstCare is located within the hospital’s Emergency Department — a location that facilitates transfer and communications, should an illness of injury become more emergent than initially considered.
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Diseases & Conditions
The UofL Physicians Emergency Medicine practice provides initial care and assessment for a full range of emergency conditions, including but not limited to:
- Heart attacks and heart conditions
- Stroke and neurologic conditions
- Burns and environmental injuries and exposures
- Shock due to medical diagnosis
- Infections — systemic and superficial
- Traumatic injuries and wounds
- Broken bones and hand injuries
- Respiratory disease, such as asthma and COPD
- Toxicological and poisoning emergencies
- Psychiatric emergency initial assessment
- Initial assessment of woman’s emergencies
Treatments & Services
UofL Physicians-Emergency Medicine provides initial contact, triage and assessment as members of the multidisciplinary Level 1 Trauma specialty team. This multidisciplinary team approach is immediately available 24/7 for all patients and utilizes the most up-to-date techniques and equipment. Advanced diagnostics, including ultrasound and sophisticated imaging techniques, are available to provided superior care for complex patients requiring multiple surgical specialists. The surgical teams have operation rooms and other facilities immediately available in order to provide the full breadth of trauma care.
Unique aspects of the UofL Hospital include the regions only decontamination room and burn center. Burns, regardless of electrical or thermal, require unique capabilities that are provided by the emergency physicians and surgical teams. Decontamination and toxicological specialties are also available.
Cardiac life support and resuscitation are our specialties, and all UofL Physicians have experience providing care for acute cardiac conditions. Emergent cardiac catheterization intervention is provided by the on-call cardiology team as necessary, and is coordinated with the Emergency Department.
Stroke specialists are available to the UofL Physicians-Emergency Medicine, including advanced imaging and an in-house stroke specialty response team. The stroke specialists utilize advanced stroke techniques.
Locations & Contact
UofL Physicians participates in most major health plans in Kentucky. Coverage may vary by specialty. Coverage limitations are dependent on the terms of your personal health plan. This is not a guarantee that all services you receive will be covered by your health plan. Review your health plan provider directory and/or consult with your plan to confirm coverage.