An Introduction to Critical Care Medicine with Dr. Eric Forsthoefel

Everyone that has been to the emergency room of a hospital knows exactly how important emergency physicians are. Emergency physicians are not simply medical doctors, but are trained in several specialties including: trauma care such as fractures and soft tissue injuries, heart attacks, serious accidents, resuscitations or unconsciousness, strokes, drug overdoses, and so on. When seconds count and your life is on the line, you’re going to want the best doctor you can get, and Dr. Eric Forsthoefel has decided to make helping people as an emergency physician his career.


Dr. Eric Forsthoefel works as an emergency physician at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in Tallahassee, Florida. Dr. Forsthoefel began his medical training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine where he received his degree and became a medical doctor. Dr. Forsthoefel then completed his residency at the LSU Health Sciences Center before taking his position at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where he has been practicing medicine for 6 years. Dr. Forsthoefel’s credentials also include being certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, as well as licenses to practice medicine in the states of Florida and Louisiana.


There is a lot of work that goes into being an emergency physician. You need an immense amount of training in various fields and techniques, the work shifts as well as the actual work are exhausting. The ER physician has numerous tasks he or she is in charge of, and has to get an impressive education to be able to do his or her tasks. Those hoping to become an ER physician have to take what is referred to as The Medical College Admissions Test, as well as going to medical school, completing the USMLE, complete a medical residency program, become board certified, and they may continue their education if they so choose. Becoming an ER physician is a difficult decision, the work is hard but rewarding. Next time you meet an ER doctor, tell them thanks.