Robert M. Bathurst, MD, an Emergency Physician with Essentia Health-Fargo

Get to know Emergency Physician Dr. Robert M. Bathurst, who serves patients in Fargo, North Dakota.

Dr. Bathurst is an emergency physician with over 50 years of experience. He works at Essentia Health-Fargo in North Dakota, treating a wide range of acute conditions or injuries in an emergency room. 

Essentia Health-Fargo is a 133-bed hospital with 10 newborn intensive care beds, a birthing center, and 24-hour emergency room. It is also a Level II Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center with life-saving teams, where patients can expect a high level of care from friendly, knowledgeable providers.

A 1971 graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Dr. Bathurst went on to perform his internship at Oregon Health Science University Hospital. He then completed his residency in anesthesiology at Naval Medical Center (San Diego) in 1974.

Successful in his field, he is board-certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). The ABEM is one of 24 medical specialty certification boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. It certifies emergency physicians who meet its educational, professional, and examination standards.

Emergency medicine, also known as accident and emergency medicine, is the medical specialty concerned with the care of illnesses or injuries requiring immediate medical attention. An emergency physician works in an emergency department to care for acutely ill or injured patients on an unscheduled basis.

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