First Choice Emergency Room Announces Dr. Lara Dean as Medical Director of Helotes, Texas Facility

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Lara Dean, MD to Lead Facility

First Choice Emergency Room

First Choice Emergency Room, the largest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms in the United States, named Dr. Lara Dean, as the Medical Director of its new San Antonio-Helotes facility.

“We are pleased to announce Dr. Dean will be the facility medical director of our new San Antonio-Helotes location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room.

Dr. Dean received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in College Station and her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX. Prior to joining First Choice Emergency Room, she served as an Emergency Physician at Baptist Hospital System in San Antonio, TX. Between 2010 and 2014, Dr. Dean served as Medical Director of Acadian Ambulance Services in Bexar County San Antonio. She also served as an Emergency Physician at Methodist Stone Oak Emergency Department. Dr. Dean is board-certified in emergency medicine with over fifteen years of clinical experience.

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 San Antonio-Helotes facility will be located at 12285 Bandera Road, Helotes, TX 78023. For more information, visit http://www.fcer.com/locations/san-antonio/san-antonio-helotes/.

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, and San Antonio. 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, 2014, and 2015 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for exceeding the 95th percentile in patient satisfaction nationwide. First Choice Emergency Room is an Adeptus Health (NYSE:ADPT) company.

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