Dr. Eric Forsthoefel is an emergency medical doctor in Tallahassee Florida. Dr. Forsthoefel attended and graduated with honors from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He also completed his residency at Louisiana State University. He graduated in 2012 and has been practicing for 6 years.
Dr. Forsthoefel is affiliated with Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare located at 1300 Miccosukee Road in Tallahassee, Florida. Dr. Forsthoefel is 1 of 26 doctors practicing emergency medicine at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. His office is located at 1309 Thomasville road in Tallahassee. His office hours are Monday through Friday, opening at 8am and closing at 5pm. His office is closed Saturday and Sunday. Dr. Forsthoefel accepts multiple insurance plans including Aetna, Medicare and First Health. His practice supports English and Spanish languages. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, he has his Louisiana State Medical License and his Florida Medical License. Dr. Forsthoefel is accepting new patients at this time.
An emergency room medical doctors job is to rapidly diagnose, treat and decide what the next steps are for patients who find themselves in the emergency room. Emergency room doctors need to establish if an illness or injury is life threatening, in a very short time frame. Dr. Forsthoefel spends the majority of his time in the emergency room of the hospital and oversees medical cases that involve trauma, lacerations, cardiac distress and fractures among other acute conditions.
The 2014 Medicare Physician Other Supplier National Provider Identifier report shows that while he treats patients of all ages, the majority of Dr. Forsthoefel’s patients are over the age of 70 years. He is said to have an easy bedside manner, he takes the time to answer patient questions and explains conditions and treatments. Dr Forsthoefel extends follow up care as well.