Thibodaux Regional’s Top Emergency Physicians
Thibodaux Regional is dedicated to handling all medical emergencies quickly and accurately. Our emergency physicians are here 24 hours a day to help you go from critical to comfortable as quickly as possible.
Welcome to the Emergency Department of Thibodaux Regional
Upon arrival in the Emergency Department, a registered nurse will perform a triage assessment, identify medications being taken, and obtain a brief medical history to evaluate your symptoms.
The emergency physician may order tests, to help determine the nature and extent of the problem. Please allow additional time to perform and analyze these tests.
This triage process serves to assess the severity of your condition.
Patients are not seen based upon time or order of arrival.
Treatment will be customized for you, based on your needs.
Frequently Asked Emergency Room Questions
Can I have my friends or family here with me?
Yes. We ask that only one visitor at a time be allowed by each patient’s bedside, except for children who need both of their parents with them. This results in the most efficient care for you and protects the privacy of all our patients.
What information will I need to provide upon arrival?
A list of the current medications you are taking, as well as your reason for visiting the Emergency Department, will be needed. Having this information readily available will help to expedite the triage process. During the registration process we will ask you to provide information such as social security number, mailing address and insurance status. Treatment will not be denied based on your insurance status.
Can I use my cell phone?
Cell phone use is discouraged while the patient is being examined or treated in the Emergency Department. If you need to make a phone call, speak to a staff member for assistance.
How will I know if I need to be admitted to the hospital?
Your emergency physician will re-evaluate your condition based on your exam results. You will either be discharged to home or admitted to the hospital.
If you are admitted to the hospital, the procedure begins with a call to an admitting physician (the doctor who will oversee your inpatient hospital treatment). The physician will then request a hospital bed assignment. Next, a report on your condition, including previous tests and treatments, will be sent to the floor nurse. Once a bed is available, you will be transferred from the Emergency Department to your hospital room.
What should I expect upon being discharged from the Emergency Department?
Once the emergency physician determines you are able to go home, your nurse will provide discharge instructions, including which medications to take and information on your condition. At that time, you will then be sent to the registration clerk to finalize your payment responsibility.
If there is anything we can do for you while you are in the Emergency Department please let someone know. We are happy to assist you.