By Eric McLaughlin, M.D., Board Member, Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers

When medical emergencies occur, unobstructed and convenient access to high-quality emergency care is the top priority. That’s not a privilege; it’s a basic healthcare right. Yet, Texas ranks 47th nationwide for access to emergency care and the state previously received an ‘F’ for this dismal distinction from the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Highly trained physicians are one of the most important elements of good emergency medical care. Patients trust physicians to evaluate, treat, advise, and cure them during medical emergencies. …

Eric McLaughlin

Emergency Physician and Patient Advocate in Houston, TX

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