This month we step away from the frenzy of academic EM at OHSU to visit a rural practice in the 2,000 person town of Enterprise, Oregon. I talk with Dr. Scott Seibe, an internist come family and emergency medicine doc, who has spent his career working in frontier medicine. Highlights of this discussion include:

  • pros and cons of a rural practice

  • the role of self-reliance and quick judgement in rural EM

  • deciding when/how to transport people to a higher level of care

  • the changing role of telemedicine

For those of you wondering what it’s like to practice in a small community -or- if you’re wondering about other paths to working in emergency medicine, this podcast is for you.

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