Dr. Forsthoefel is a medical doctor specializing in emergency room (ER) medicine. He has been in practice for six years and graduated from the University of Louisville Medical school in 2009. After graduating from there, he went to the accredited Louisiana State University; where he completed a three year residency in 2012. Although he now also specializes in Critical Care, his residency primarily focused on his current occupation in ER medicine.
Upon completion of residency he earned his certification from the American Board of Emergency Medicine and now works with the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Hospital in the Florida panhandle. He is also affiliated with the Physicians Partners A TMH Network.
Dr. Forsthoefel treats a range of illnesses from non critical to critical. These illnesses include diabetes, Hypertension, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD). He has experience treating patients from different backgrounds, and accepts a number of insurances plans including medicare. He has helped medicare patients with ailments such as Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia (also referred to as High Cholesterol), and Osteoporosis. Around seventy-five percent of his five hundred and forty-four medicare patients are sufferers of Hypertension. Three hundred and four of these patients are women with the rest being men.
During his career patients have had both good and bad comments. His bedside manner and promptness have been questioned; However, in the same token, he has received some four and five star reviews. A patient has credited him with finding that her four month long abdominal pain was due to uterine cysts and fibroids by doing an ultrasound. This was after the patient’s gynecologist and urologist failed to discover the problem. As aforementioned some patients have been disgruntled with him due to wait times and how long he spent in discussion about their illnesses with them. Despite these complaints, he has garnered praised for his competence in these same areas by others.