Healthcare Tips

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring is officially here, and in Austin, that means so is allergy season. If you have allergies or asthma, Spring can be a uniquely challenging time of year. This season is known for big temperature and humidity changes and high tree pollen counts – all of which can contribute to allergies and asthma. We’ve put […]

April 2018 · Read More

A Healthy Outside Starts from the Inside

Whether maintaining your New Year goal or gearing up for summer, deciding to make positive changes need to be based solely on monitoring the scales or hitting the gym, at Austin Emergency Center we encourage you to live an all-around healthy lifestyle! Go Nuts! Let’s face it; comfort food still rules. But that doesn’t mean […]

April 2018 · Read More

AEC Staff Spotlight – Deborah Hays

Director of Operations – South Lamar & Far West Our staff here at Austin Emergency Center is highly trained to quickly react to critical situations and enact lifesaving measures to save the lives of our patients. Sometimes our patients may not even be inside the walls of Austin Emergency Center. Registered Nurse and Director of […]

April 2018 · Read More

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 […]

July 2017 · Read More

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 […]

July 2017 · Read More

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 […]

July 2017 · Read More

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 […]

July 2017 · Read More

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 […]

July 2017 · Read More

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 […]

July 2017 · Read More