Emergency medicine specialists, commonly called ER doctors, are
medical doctors who specialize in emergency care. They can diagnose and treat
many medical emergencies and can refer people to other health professionals for
Emergency medicine specialists may further specialize in one area
of medicine, such as sports medicine, or they may only treat children
(pediatric emergency medicine specialists).
Emergency medicine doctors can be board-certified through the Board
of Emergency Medicine, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical
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