First Choice Emergency Room Announces Dr. Joe Wilhelm Franklin as new Medical Director of Katy, TX Facility

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Joe Wilhelm Franklin, MD, FAAEM to Lead Facility

First Choice Emergency Room

First Choice Emergency Room, the largest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms in the United States, named Joe Wilhelm Franklin, MD as the new Medical Director of its Katy facility.

“We are pleased to announce Dr. Franklin will be the new facility medical director of our Katy facility,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room.

Dr. Franklin received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. Prior to joining First Choice ER, Dr. Franklin worked as an emergency physician at St. Joseph’s Regional Health Center. Dr. Franklin is board-certified in emergency medicine and has over twenty years practicing emergency medicine. He currently lives in Brenham, Texas with his wife, son and daughter.

All First Choice Emergency Room facilities are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The facilities are staffed exclusively with board-certified physicians and emergency trained registered nurses. First Choice Emergency Room facilities are equipped with a full radiology suite, including CT scanner, Digital X-ray, Ultrasound, as well as on-site laboratories certified by the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments (CLIA) and accredited by the Commission on Office Laboratories Accreditation (COLA).

The Katy facility is located at 1510 S. Mason Road, Katy, Texas 77450. For more information, visit http://www.fcer.com/locations/houston-map/katy/.

About First Choice Emergency Room

First Choice Emergency Room (FCER.com) is the nation’s leading network of independent freestanding emergency rooms; it is both the largest and the oldest. First Choice Emergency Room is revolutionizing the delivery of emergency medical services for adult and pediatric emergencies by offering patients convenient, neighborhood access to emergency medical care. First Choice Emergency Room facilities are innovative, freestanding, and fully equipped emergency rooms with a complete radiology suite of diagnostic technology (CT scanner, Ultrasound, and Digital X-ray) and on-site laboratory. All First Choice Emergency Room locations are staffed with board-certified physicians and emergency trained registered nurses. First Choice Emergency Room has facilities in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Colorado Springs and Denver. According to patient feedback collected by Press Ganey Associates Inc., First Choice Emergency Room provides the highest quality emergency medical care and received the 2013 and 2014 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence for exceeding the 95thpercentile in patient satisfaction nationwide. First Choice Emergency Room is an Adeptus Health company.

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