ER Doc Earns Honor
A Bartlesville-based doctor has been selected as a Top Emergency Medicine Physician by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals. Holly B. Fouts, MD, of Bluestem Emergency Physicians at Jane Phillips Medical Center earned the designation by the IAHCP which spotlights those who have demonstrated success and leadership in their profession.
“Growing up and watching the television shows M*A*S*H and Emergency! I knew I wanted a career that was full of excitement,” Dr. Fouts said. “I also had a desire for healing the world even if it was one person at a time.”
Dr. Fouts was energized to learn while in medical school that a specialty in Emergency Medicine was available.
“The specialty is relatively new in the medical community as it wasn’t officially recognized until 1979,” she said.
This particular area of medicine specifically involves the care of adult and pediatric patients with acute illnesses or injury which require immediate medical attention. Emergency physicians require a broad field of knowledge and advanced procedural skills often including surgical procedures, trauma resuscitation, advanced cardiac life support. The practice also demands a wide knowledge base in all other specialties of medicine including critical care, cardiology, pediatrics, OB/GYN, and surgery to name a few.
“I believe that receiving an international award as a top Emergency Medicine physician could only be accomplished with the support of my hometown community and the great hospital that I practice in at JPMC. It is an honor and a dream come true.”
Dr. Fouts has been a member of the JPMC medical staff since July 26, 2000. She earned her medical degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine where she also completed her residency training and internship. She is board certified in emergency medicine.