• Normally, doctors have answering services or something to take calls when they are not immediately available and to alert them in an emergency. Doctors do have to have SOME down time. They are only human. Moreover, an ER doctor and staff should be able to handle immediate problems. That's their point, after all. Getting in touch with the patient's personal physician isn't usually essential right away. If the issue is that the patient is unconscious and can't provide a list of medications or something similar, if you're worried about that, you should wear a Medic-alert bracelet with numbers of people who can give the necessary information to ER staff or directions to a personal website that includes it. There are ways to deal with this kind of thing. I've never heard of sending the police to a doctor's home because his/her phone was off the hook.
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thanks, for your comment :)

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