Emergency Medicine Blog

Stay healthy in Colorado Springs & Pueblo with tips from the doctors at VitalPoint ER Specialists. 

Chest Pain
Chest Pain

People of all ages experience chest pain and, for most people, this is a scary feeling.  We understand that - there are a lot of important structures that live in the chest!  When you visit us for evaluation of your pain we, as emergency medicine doctors, consider...

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain has many possible causes some more serious than others.  Often, time and treating the symptoms will help with discomfort, but there are times when seeking care is important. Abdominal pain can be attributed to different factors and with different...

Heat Exhaustion And Heatstroke
Heat Exhaustion And Heatstroke

Heat Exhaustion And Heatstroke The terms heat exhaustion and heatstroke often makes the news during the hot summer months. They are both descriptions for a condition that very few people are aware of or are just ignorant about; however, these conditions are dangerous...

Diabetes
Diabetes

DiabetesStatistics indicate that over 400 million people around the globe are impacted by diabetes. It's often just referred to as diabetes mellitus, but whatever you call it, it's a chronic disorder where the body can't control its levels of glucose or...

Hypothermia
Hypothermia

Hypothermia Hypothermia can happen anytime the outside temperature falls below the comfort zone. In Colorado Springs, you could get hypothermia well into Spring - in April or May. Hypothermia occurrences in the mountains are common in almost any season and all...

Frostbite
Frostbite

We've all heard of frostbite. However, most of us probably never think we need to know more about it, so there's a real possibility that some of us might ignore the potentially deadly effects of frostbite. If you are going to be outside during cold weather (yes even...

Open House & Anniversary Celebration
Open House & Anniversary Celebration

ER Specialists Urgency Center saves patients 70 percent of traditional emergency room costs and is celebrating two years in business with an open house and facility tour. Our Open House & Anniversary Celebration is held in partnership with the Colorado Springs...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known by its acronym CFS is a concerning and often debilitating illness. There is no single test to diagnose CFS; rather the disease is a "disease of exclusion" (www.emedicinehealth.com). For a patient to be diagnosed with CFS, he or she...

Facts About Altitude Sickness
Facts About Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is an illness that typically affects people at a high altitude, normally at or above 6,000 feet above sea level, such as skiers, mountain climbers, hikers, or travelers to the great city of Colorado Springs. Every year, millions of people who love...

Interesting Facts About Vitamin D
Interesting Facts About Vitamin D

When it comes to your overall well-being and health, few nutritional aids have the impact of Vitamin D. Hormone-like in some of its abilities, Vitamin D impacts calcium and phosphorus levels, neuromuscular function and bone strength. It is the sole vitamin able to be...

Stay Hydrated At High Altitude
Stay Hydrated At High Altitude

We have all heard the rule over and over again: your body needs to have eight glasses of water at least every day in order to stay hydrated and healthy.  However, for some people, it may seem almost impossible to drink eight glasses.

What Are CAT Scans?
What Are CAT Scans?

CAT scans allow doctors to see all of the different layers of the body, starting from the outside and working all the way in to the deepest organs. Because of that, this technology is one of the most powerful tools that any doctor has in their arsenal to diagnose and treat illness fast.

Meningitis
Meningitis

Most of us have heard of meningitis, however, not all of us know enough about this potentially fatal condition. Let’s take a simple, clear and concise look at meningitis, the common symptoms, how it is treated and why suspected meningitis should always be viewed as a medical emergency.

RSV
RSV

When you are suffering from symptoms like nasal congestion, cough and fever, you might assume you are fighting the flu – especially during our pretty nasty flu season this year!  There are plenty of viruses that cause these symptoms, one of which is respiratory...

High Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressure

Let’s talk about the new blood pressure guidelines that the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released recently concerning high blood pressure. These guidelines are recommendations for treating blood pressure that’s considered higher...

Things You Should Know About Headaches
Things You Should Know About Headaches

There are there are probably hundreds of things that cause headaches. What we see typically at the Urgency Center are migraine headaches and sinus headaches. With that being said, there are a few things you should know about headaches if you have a headache on...

Heart Palpitations
Heart Palpitations

What are Heart Palpitations? Heart palpitations are defined as an unpleasant awareness of a forceful, rapid, or irregular heartbeat. People who experience heart palpitations describe the feeling as if their heart is flip-flopping, fluttering, or forcefully beating....

Some Common Allergic Reactions And What To Do
Some Common Allergic Reactions And What To Do

People can have different allergic reactions with different severities and symptoms ranging from mild itching to life-threatening. Knowing how to safely identify and handle an allergic reaction can help people feel better or even save a life. What Happens And Why An...

Five Reasons to Avoid Halloween Contacts
Five Reasons to Avoid Halloween Contacts

Five Reasons to Avoid Halloween Contacts…or at least wear them safely! Dressing up for Halloween is tons of fun and the more over the top the cost the more fun, it seems. Don’t let exuberance over your attire impact your health! Every year, colored Halloween contacts...

Colorado Emergency Medical Care Locations

Colorado Springs

(719) 522-2727
4194 Royal Pine Dr., Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
At Powers & Union

Pueblo

(719) 733-8737
2035 S. Pueblo Blvd.
Pueblo, CO 81005
In the Walmart shopping center