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ER Doc: “Let us help!”

As Texas mobilizes to fight a pandemic, over 200 licensed ERs – staffed with thousands of emergency doctors and nurses, equipped with ventilators, labs, and pharmacies – aren’t part of the plan yet.

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By Dr. Derek Guillory, MD Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers

Dr. Derek Guillory is an emergency room physician certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and medical director of The Emergency Clinic of La Vernia and Complete Care, a member of the Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers.

After years of hospital closures throughout the state, our facilities are among the only medical institutions left standing in some communities, but we are not yet being considered as part of the state’s pandemic response.