Alert ‘Terem’ Physician Saves 11-Year-Old Bike Accident Victim Iin Beit Shemesh


Officials of the Terem emergency clinics in Israel report a very alert and cautious physician saved the life of an 11-year-old boy involved in what appears to be a not-so-serious bicycle accident in Beit Shemesh.

The family brought the child to a Terem clinic and he presented with abdominal abrasions from the fall. Dr. Ze’ev Wimpfheimer, the clinic’s medical director, did a comprehensive exam of the child and decided an ultrasound was in order. This diagnostic exam determined the child had internal bleeding and MDA was summoned and he was transported to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem by ambulance where he was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit. It was determined that there was an injury to the child’s liver, that was life threatening.

Needless to say, the parents are grateful for the diligence of Dr. Wimpfheimer and his staff at Terem for saving their child’s life.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. Baruch Hashem for this neis and the diligence of that doctor. The Arab doctors usually staffing Terem facilities would have handed him an acamol (tylenol) and sent him home to bleed to death.

  2. Terem here is really good – the staff are thorough and nice to patients, and even when they are busy they work quickly. My only complaint is they are not open 24/7, which is not the fault of the staff. There needs to be more funding, especially as Bet Shemesh does not have a hospital!