If you are watching this video is because you followed a link that I texted to you or a family member. So thank you for following the link and watching this video.
The purpose of this video is to let you know a little more about myself. And also provide you with some tools and education about your diagnosis and follow up care.
I am Dr. Carlo Oller, I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and went to college at age 16 and then medical school graduating in the top 5% of my class. I went to Bethlehem, PA to do my Emergency Medicine Residency where I served as the Chief Resident during my last training year there. I graduated in 2003, and began my practice of emergency medicine at age 27. Since then I have worked in large trauma centers and small community based emergency departments. I have been here at Cartersville Medical Center for the last 8 years (5 of which I served as the medical director).
I am a father of 4 (3 girls one boy) and I am an active member of the Kennesaw First Baptist Church. 4 years ago my wife had encephalitis of the brain, and having to be on the receiving end of medical care definitely made be grow as a medical provider and the care and empathy I try to show all patients I care for.
I have always loved emergency medicine because it is a challenging specialty and requires the knowledge of all kinds of medical complaints and trauma. Often patient follow up is missing with this branch of medicine and this is in part why you are receiving this text message follow up to your visit. I would like to extend my care and follow up beyond the quick emergency department visit by providing you a way to reach back to me if you so need to.
Today I texted you this message using a messaging software that I have access to while I am at work. This means that when I am working, I am able to receive and respond to messages here. So if you have an emergent question or follow up issue, please feel free to reach out to me with your full name (so I can review your medical record) and I will do my best to reply timely with an answer. I cannot answer phone calls, on this software.
I will probably be sending you a link specific to your ER visit or diagnosis. I hope it helps to educate you more about your condition, treatment, and follow up care. You can find this video, and many other medical education videos for free at www.PatientEducation.video
I hope that you perceived my honest desire to provide you with the best care possible. I know that in the haste of managing multiple simultaneous patients in the ER, my interaction with you might have seemed short. If I was successful and you would like to take some time to give us some feedback please do so here: https://www.facebook.com/CartersvilleMedicalCenter/
Cannot afford your medication?
I am going to educate you about a few solutions to the problem of not being able to afford the prescribed medications.
- Walmart – this company offers many medications for just $4 for a 1 month supply and $10 for a 3 months supply. Use this link: https://www.walmart.com/cp/$4-prescriptions/1078664 to view all medications on this plan.
- Publix offers a number of medications for FREE. Yes…free and many other for $7.5 for a 90 day supply. Check out that list here.
- Kroger offers a yearly membership plan that costs $36 but then gives you some prescriptions for free and some at heavy discounts.
- Good Rx – this alternative is so great, I made a video just to talk about it in detail. Check it out here: GoodRx.com