Sep 15, 2008

Voices of Ike - Back in the office, for a bit

11:30 am, Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 Houston cardiologist A. Tomas Garcia, MD

Finished rounds early today. The ER was cleared out by FEMA and transferred the patients to San Antonio last night. Good job guys. Our ER is now ready for more sick patients. In addition, we are getting the patients on the medical floors discharged if they are well enough to go home so as to have those beds available for any other sick patients that will most assuredly arrive later today.

More physicians are showing up and rounding in the hospital; so I'm now in the office available for those patients who really feel like they need to be seen in an attempt to not have them in our ER if at all possible. My staff came in and we saw a few patients. The phones are now quiet so we closed and transferred the phone to the answering service.

Guillermo made it in and Carlos is picking him up; leave the front lines of Afghanistan to the situation here with post-Ike issues. Still no power or water at home; but no damage.

Got another call to the ER.

Gotta go.

Tom

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