Healthcare Tips

Heat Strokes with Dr. Okpara

Afternoons filled with day trips to Barton Springs and melted ice-cream at Amy’s are quickly approaching our beloved Austin. An average summer day in the capital city typically ranges from 90º to 100º+. In extreme temperatures, it’s important to be mindful of heat stroke symptoms. Dr. Okpara is a board-certified emergency physician, an Austin Emergency […]

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We Are Austin, KEYE Segment

Earlier this month, our very own Anderson Mill Chief of Staff, Dr. Richard Kelley, as well as our Far West location Director of Operations, Alanna Janssens, were featured on CBS Austin’s “We Are Austin”. In case you missed them, this “Medical Monday” segment covered the differences between freestanding ER’s and urgent care and clinical facilities. Also addressed, […]

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Top 5 Questions About Austin Emergency Center

1. What is a freestanding emergency facility? A freestanding emergency facility is a center that treats patients for minor and major injuries, but is not physically attached to a hospital. Our facilities use the state-of-the-art equipment and technology of a modern hospital emergency room, including CT scans, bedside emergency ultrasound, digital radiology, and a full […]

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Quick-and-Healthy Austin Takeout Restaurants

It may be somewhat of a faux pas to say, but sometimes we all crave a casual meal that doesn’t involve queso, tortillas or refried beans. Healthy meals in Austin abound, you just have to look past the margarita machines to find some delicious, fresh and healthy options. We compiled our list of top three healthy […]

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Deb Speirs, Austin Emergency Center’s Employee of the Year

Right before the start of 2017, we celebrated Deb Speirs, who was announced as one of Austin Emergency Center’s ‘Employees of the Year.’ Deb has an incredible passion for her work and is known for her contagious energy. Her work is more than just a job, as we have seen with her quality care and […]

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Free Summer Party at Anderson Mill

Last year, we celebrated our One-Year Anniversary for the Anderson Mill location with a fun-filled Saturday. We had so many friendly faces join us that we are continuing the fun with another summer party! Mark your calendars and join the fun on Saturday, June 3, beginning at 9a.m. until 1p.m. (food truck will arrive at […]

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AEC in ATX | Upcoming February Events

February 2, 5:30p – 7:30p | Barton Hills Elementary School’s Annual Health and Wellness Fair February 10, 9:30a – 10:30a | S.F. Austin High School February Board Meeting February 16, 5:30p – 7:30p | Zilker Elementary School Z Healthy Family Night February 17 | Austin Primary Care Association’s Lunch February 18, 7p | Texas Stars […]

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Doc Talk | Maintaining Fitness Goals

It’s almost February, which means most New Year resolutions are dying out. However, it’s crucial to push through and work toward a consistently healthy lifestyle. Austin Emergency Center’s board-certified physician and partner, Dr. Richard Kelley, discusses maintaining a healthy fitness regimen and in a safe way. Watch the video, here.  

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Liberty and Choice for All! Quinoa and Rice Bowl with Kale, Kimchi and Egg

  We love this healthy recipe from the New York Times not only because it has some of our favorite winter ingredients (kale, ginger, kimchi) but also because it is a crowd pleaser for all eaters (adventurous and picky). The recipe is easy to personalize by preparing all the ingredients individually and allowing everyone to […]

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Staff Spotlight | Cesar Rodriguez

  At our annual staff holiday party, we celebrated Cesar Rodriguez, who was named an Austin Emergency Center’s “Employee of the Year”.  Cesar has an incredible work ethic and his positive energy is always appreciated by both our staff and patients. I have been with AEC since February 2014 and worked at all of our […]

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