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Dr. James Gorman, MD

Emergency Physician

Dr. James Gorman practices Emergency Medicine in Sierra Vista, AZ. Dr. Gorman assesses patients who seek immediate medical attention at any time of day or night. Emergency Medicine Physicians are trained to efficiently work with each patient and situation no matter how acute or life-threatening. Dr. Gorman examines patients, determines means of testing, diagnoses conditions, and decides the best treatment methods.
28 years Experience
Dr. James Gorman, MD
  • Gold Canyon, AZ
  • Temple University School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Dog bite?

If there was no break in the skin, you should be all right. Just keep an eye out for increasing redness or pain, it should gradually get better over the next few days.

Should I go to ER for heart palpitations?

You should get it checked out. First in the ER. If the workup there does not answer the question, you probably should obtain a home heart monitor device through a cardiologist READ MORE
You should get it checked out. First in the ER. If the workup there does not answer the question, you probably should obtain a home heart monitor device through a cardiologist or a good primary care. If there is pain and/or shortness of breath involved, you should always go to the ER. It's possibly just anxiety, but that is ALWAYS a diagnosis of "exclusion," meaning only made if all other tests are negative.

Vomiting?

Most cases will resolve with resting the bowels. At 11, she could stop eating and drinking for 8 hours safely. Then, start with just clear liquids like water, then gatorade or READ MORE
Most cases will resolve with resting the bowels. At 11, she could stop eating and drinking for 8 hours safely. Then, start with just clear liquids like water, then gatorade or similar...slow sips at a time. If that is tolerated, she can increase the volume of intake. After a day or so of this, bland foods like rice, cream of wheat, plain pasta...then after a day of that, regular food. If you have tried all that strictly and she is still vomiting, she probably needs an IV for fluids, but only a practitioner with experience who has physically examined her can make that determination.

Face Acne/Abscess Prostate Damage?

Unfortunately, you need a doctor to see it. Perhaps a telemed doc would do, it's often cheaper.

What happens if a herniated disc goes untreated?

Most of the time it will be fine. The body will adapt. If no pain and no weakness I wouldn't do anything, but it's a good idea to get a good PT to learn strengthening exercises READ MORE
Most of the time it will be fine. The body will adapt. If no pain and no weakness I wouldn't do anything, but it's a good idea to get a good PT to learn strengthening exercises to prevent any progression.

How quickly can carbon monoxide kill you?

It depends on the degree of exposure. In an enclosed space, it can kill rather quickly, like less than an hour. If the space is not enclosed, it can take days to make you ill. Dr. READ MORE
It depends on the degree of exposure. In an enclosed space, it can kill rather quickly, like less than an hour. If the space is not enclosed, it can take days to make you ill.

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