Healthcare Tips

5 Things Healthy People Do in Austin

1. Eat Neat Ditch the McDonalds and replace the grease with lean meat and fresh vegetables. When cooking at home, head to Wheatsville, a full service, natural foods cooperative grocery store. 2. Get Outdoors Reap the physical and mental health benefits of the outdoors. Higher vitamin D levels means more energy and less of the […]

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When to Visit an ER (Printout Available)

As Texas begins to improve its access to faster, better emergency care, it can be confusing to know when it’s appropriate to visit a freestanding emergency facility, an urgent care or a primary physician. To help understand the difference, we created a guide so people can make the right decision in time of need. Click […]

July 2017 · Read More

Austin Emergency Center’s Annual Back to School Bash

To celebrate another exciting summer in Austin, we are hosting our second annual Back to School Bash at our Far West location. This event is free to the community! It’s our way of saying “Thank You” for choosing Austin Emergency Center as your go-to local 24/7 ER. The celebration kicks-off at 10a.m. with a petting […]

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Dr. Okpara and Kasey on We Are Austin

Last month, our very own Medical Director of South Lamar, Dr. Okpara, and Lead Radiologic Technologist at Anderson Mill, Kasey MacInnes, were featured on CBS Austin’s We Are Austin. With summer upon us, they discussed the types of injuries frequently seen and the radiology equipment Austin Emergency Center has available to help. They also addressed […]

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How-To Eliminate a Hangover

  Austin, known for supporting local business, the arts and well… drinking. Whether celebrating on the famed 6th Street, listening to live music on Rainey or brunching at the Domain, it’s safe to say alcohol isn’t in short supply in our beloved city. As a result, many problems can occur. Dr. Shih, medical director at […]

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3 Foods That Are Good for Your Heart

When people think of “healthy eating” they often think of boring foods short on the delicious factor, but when it comes to eating for the health of your heart, many foods are quite tasty. Did you know that the heart-friendly menu includes nuts, red wine and dark chocolate? (Not to mention salmon which is delicious […]

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Staff Spotlight: Raissa Behm

Right around the Holidays, we celebrated Raissa Behm, who was announced as one of Austin Emergency Center’s ‘Employees of the Year.’ Raissa has an incredible dedication to Austin Emergency Center and its patients and is recognized for her remarkable work ethic. “I have had the privilege of being the lead nurse at Austin Emergency Center’s […]

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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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