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Medical Doctor (MD or DO) - They have overall responsibility for a patient's care. Doctors communicate with laboratory, x-ray, and ambulance personnel, as well as doctors and other staff when necessary. List of Providers

Registered Nurse (RN) - A licensed healthcare professional who is supervised by an ED doctor. They identify health issues, treat emergency medical conditions, communicate with the doctor, and assist patients toward a full recovery. Nurses often facilitate communication among other areas such as laboratory, x-ray, and ambulance personnel.

Treatment occurs in one of 12 private treatment rooms or two trauma rooms. Once in the treatment area, a nurse is assigned as the primary care coordinator. The ED doctor will evaluate the patient's condition and order any necessary tests, such as blood work or X-rays. They may also contact the patient's personal physician or medical provider. Patients will be asked the same questions several times - this is to ensure accurate, safe, and appropriate care.

When test results are available, the ED doctor will review them and discuss them with the patient. They will also develop and discuss a treatment plan based on the test results. Most patients are treated and released. In some cases, it may be necessary to be admitted to the hospital or transferred to another facility for further care.


Patients can be discharged and sent home, admitted to the hospital, or transferred to another facility, depending on the treatment and course of care. If a patient is discharged to go home, they will receive care instructions, be referred to another doctor, or be advised to follow up with their primary care doctor.

Patients will be given a phone number to call if they continue having difficulty. Patients are responsible for transportation once discharged.

Cab/Taxi/Transportation in Gillette, Wyoming:

  • Campbell County Senior Center Bus, 307-682-8279
  • City Cab CO & Couriers, 307-685-1000
  • Uber & Lyft
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