First Choice Emergency Room Announces Dr. Lars Thestrup as Medical Director of Katy – Spring Green, Texas Facility

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Lars Thestrup, M.D., 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. Lars Thestrup, as the Medical Director of its new Katy – Spring Green facility.

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

Dr. Thestrup received his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his Residency in Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to joining First Choice Emergency Room, Dr. Thestrup served as Assistant Medical Director for the Houston Fire Department. Dr. Thestrup is certified in emergency medicine and has over ten years of clinical experience.

First Choice Emergency Room Katy- Spring Green will open as an outpatient department of First Texas Hospital and will accept all insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare. For a list of all First Choice Emergency Rooms in the greater Houston area that now accept all insurance, please visit http://www.firsttexashospitalcyfair.com/locations.

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- Spring Green facility will be located at 1713 Spring Green Blvd., Katy, Texas 77494. For more information, visit http://fcer.com/locations/houston-map.

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, 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.

About First Texas Hospital

First Texas Hospital is a full service general hospital in Houston, TX. First Texas Hospital is equipped with 50 inpatient beds, three Operating Rooms, an emergency department, onsite laboratories and pharmacy, and an imaging department equipped with the latest in imaging equipment. The new hospital is capable of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and is providing the community 24/7 access to emergency medical care. For more information visit http://firsttexashospitalcyfair.com

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