Josyann Abisaab

Dr. Josyann Abisaab – ER Physician

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Perhaps somewhat frightening to hear, very year, Americans incur 6,000+ snakebites.  The good news is that, according to The American Family Physician, fewer than 12 of these (0.25 percent) have fatalistic snake venom poisoning consequences. The issue however is that most people will not know the difference between a fatalistic bite and the less dangerous […]

No matter the time of year, there are many ways that children can get hurt and end up in the emergency room. One of these hazards involves the pushing lawn mower. While parents often want their children to have chores around the house, it’s important to think about which chores are appropriate for which ages. […]

Sometimes it’s necessary, and sometimes it’s not, but it is certainly true that almost all of us have been to the emergency at one time or another. Maybe it was a broken leg, or the fear of one. Perhaps it was a poisoning or a burn. Whatever it was, we are certainly glad for the […]

Sometimes it can be a difficult decision whether or not to visit the emergency room. No matter what you do end up deciding, remember that it is always a good idea to get your primary care doctor involved, the sooner the better. When your primary care doctor is kept informed he will be your guide […]

With Spring Break quickly approaching, it’s important to think about safety considerations for the family. The many ERs throughout the country, where doctors like Dr. Josyann Abisaab work, see frequent avoidable injuries and accidents at this time of year. If you’re heading to the beach, make sure that all babies under six months of age […]

Statistics show that most people that come to the emergency room are not in need of emergency care. Here are some things that  you need to know so that you do not become part of this statistic. •    First of all, use good judgment. Become knowledgeable about the signs of serious illnesses which need immediate […]

ER doctors such as Dr. Josyann Abisaab often encounter unpleasant, remarkably painful and slow-healing injuries. One of the most common is a wrist or elbow fracture. People occasionally lose their balance or are knocked over while participating in a physical activity like skiing or mountain biking. Instinctually, they put out a hand or two to […]

Halloween is approaching, and already people can feel the excitement as they choose their costumes, make plans with trick-or-treat companions, and select pumpkins for their jack-o lanterns. Everyone is anticipating this fun, candy-filled night. Many ER doctors such as Dr. Josyann Abisaab and others have seen Halloween accidents first-hand, and, while Halloween night is certainly […]

Most people feel more sick during the night than they do during the day.  Unfortunately, this often means that your child’s fever spikes, or the cough worsens, during the hours when your doctor is usually not available.  This means that more parents end up being seen in the E.R. by doctors like Dr. Josyann Abisaab.  […]

Summer is a time when children have more time off and more time to explore and to enjoy.  At the same time, emergency room doctors like Josyann Abisaab see a great deal of avoidable injuries in the summer.  Keep these tips in mind as you enjoy your summer with your children. Drowning is one of […]

During the summer, there are a number of “typical” accidents that emergency room physicians like Josyann Abisaab see repeatedly.  Planning ahead and paying attention to these danger areas can help to limit your exposure to the E.R. this summer. Outdoor grills cause a great deal of accidents during the warmer months.  It’s important for the […]

Did you know that vehicle crashes are the number one cause of unintentional injury-related deaths for children under 14? Most of these accidents actually occur close to home, often when parents don’t bother to buckle a child since they are only driving a short distance. ER doctors such as Josyann Abisaab will advise that you […]

Certainly, emergency room doctors like Dr. Josyann Abisaab see children who have swallowed serious choking hazards. As a parent, it is very important to child-proof the house and to check each room for choking dangers. Make sure, when you purchase toys, that you only purchase items that are age-appropriate. Obviously, if you have older children, […]