I phoned Dr. Martin and he answered immediately.
I had severe bronchitis and on a Saturday night breathing became very difficult. I phoned Dr. Martin and he answered immediately even though he was at a party out of town. I described the problem, and he told me to go to the ED of a nearby hospital. I was concerned that on a Saturday night the ED would be packed. When I arrived breathing was becoming very laborous, and I saw that my assumption was correct. It was a mob-scene! As I reached the reception desk and gave my name two nurses and a wheelchair greeted me and immediately wheeled me back and I was seen by a physician within two minutes. In no more than five minutes I was being given a breathing treatment and a shot of steroids. Emergency over. That alone was worth my annual fee.