Listen to the Podcast
- 0:55 – Why wrote “Help Us Help You in the Emergency Room”
- 2:22 – Tips for fall prevention in the home
- 5:28 – Get a better grasp of your medications
- 8:58 – Family member(s) importance during ER visit
- 11:13 – Why need a first aid kit in the home
- 15:35 – Role of your primary care doctor
- 18:00 – Drive to hospital or take ambulance
- 21:06 – Expectations of ER visit
- 23:29 – Don’t use the ER as your primary care physician
- 25:32 – Factors that come into hospital admission
Dr. Kadisha Rapp, board certified Emergency Medicine physician, and bestselling author, is a native Washingtonian living in Houston, TX. She was educated at The Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Howard University where she did her residency in Emergency Medicine, before doing a sports medicine fellowship under the doctors for the Pittsburgh Pirates. She has 20 years’ experience working in urban, suburban, small town, and freestanding ER’s, and she has also treated folks in the entertainment industry in various venues. She has lived and practiced in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Houston, and even practiced in Honolulu, HI. Her experience has made her passionate about helping the others make the best use of the Emergency Department, through her bestselling book, “Help Us Help You in the Emergency Room,” what an Emergency Physician doesn’t HAVE TIME to tell us on seeing us in the Emergency Department…but really wants us to know.
Lastly these times have led her passion for preparation and avoiding unnecessary convenience in the ER…to go beyond the ER, which is why she has replicated for everyone, the first aid kit she created and improved for herself over the years. Lastly, she has even made a personal sized mini kit expressly meant to keep each one of us safe during the pandemic.