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We founded Physicians Premier ER in Corpus Christi as a freestanding emergency room where patients could receive immediate care that was both high-quality and convenient. Time is crucial when it comes to critical health issues, but at common urgent care clinics, patients can become lost in the shuffle, forced to wait in long lines and receive lackluster care. Here, our team makes every minute count.
Upon entering our facility, you’ll quickly find that delays are a thing of the past. Patients are seen and assessed immediately upon walking in, and you’ll be sure to enjoy our calm, comfortable environment as we do our work. Our skilled physicians and nurses will make sure you receive the help you need as quickly as possible, and our advanced technology (including EKGs, CT scans, digital X-rays, ultrasounds, and more) will help to make the process that much smoother, saving you valuable time. You’ll find that you truly are in the best of both worlds – a skilled and upscale environment that avoids the common pitfalls and inconveniences of hospital-based ERs.
With a wide array of services at our disposal, our professionals are able to treat both adults and children for virtually any emergency issue you could come up with. From the flu to broken bones to burns, we have the experience and skills needed to understand and diagnose your symptoms properly. Plus, if our physicians determine that you or your family member requires the services of a hospital, we can immediately arrange a transfer and coordinate with surgeons to ensure you get the treatment you need. We want to provide you and your family with the excellent and attentive emergency care.
Physicians Premier Emergency Room is dedicated to providing the most efficient, compassionate, and patient centered emergency care.
Physicians Premier Emergency Room envisions being the most respected, highest quality emergency care provider in the region.
Compassion, Integrity, Clinical Excellence
At each Physicians Premier ER location, our team is dedicated to providing emergency care that’s skilled, speedy, and always infused with excellence. What exactly separates us from urgent care clinics and hospital-based emergency rooms, though? Take a look at the table below and learn about the qualities that truly set us apart.
|Features/Procedures||Physicians Premier||Hospital ER||Urgent Care Clinic|
|Treats lacerations, sprains, bruises, etc||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Treats chest pain/heart attack||Yes||Yes||No|
|Treats abdominal pain||Yes||Yes||No|
|Treats respiratory distress||Yes||Yes||No|
|CT scanners and digital X-rays for head injuries, chest pain, broken bones, etc||Yes||Yes||No|
|EKG and cardiac enzyme analysis||Yes||Yes||No|
|Cardiac onsite lab tests||Yes||Yes||No|
|Transfer arrangements with nearby hospital if needed||Yes||Yes||No|
|Drastically reduced wait time||Yes||No||No|
|Immediate access to board-certified physicians||Yes||No||No|
|Fully certified Laboratory for quick results/diagnosis||Yes||No||No|
|Easy and convenient billing||Yes||No||No|
Dr. Kenyon graduated Texas A&M University in College Station in 1985. He graduated Baylor College of Medicine in 1989 with a medical degree and attended residency in Corpus Christi at Christus Spohn Memorial Family Medicine program from 1989 to 1992. He has practiced in the Corpus Christi area since that time. He is married to Dyana Kenyon and has four children: Lauren 21 yo, Emma 12 yo, Blake 8 yo, and Will 5 yo. Hobbies include hunting, fishing, and sporting activities with the kids. The family attends Yorktown Baptist Church.
Board certified in Emergency Medicine since 1987 and practicing Emergency medicine since 1980 after he Graduated from medical school and ER training at Baylor College of Medicine. He was born and raised in Corpus Christi where he enjoys Surfing, Boating, Fishing, Diving, hunting, Back Packing/Camping in the beautiful outdoors, endurance sports, both on road and off road, and can be frequently found trying to ranch his small ranch where he has been trying to get a olive and pecan orchard going. He has served as EMS director and ER director in almost all of the places he has practiced over the years and enjoys the more personalized ER care he is able to provide at Physicians Premier ERs.
Dr. Kwon grew up in Maryland. He obtained his undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University in biomedical engineering and earned his medical degree from Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine from The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Kwon is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
He lives with his wife Ki, the love of his life, and his daughters Noel and Norah in Katy, Texas. His favorite verse is Psalm 27:4
He is a great golfer… only in his imagination.
Born in Ft. Worth, Texas and valedictorian of Aledo High School. Dr. McLain then attended Baylor University for undergraduate studies and went on to receive his medical degree from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in 2005. He then completed residency training at Drexel Hahnemann in Philadelphia, PA in Emergency Medicine and is a board certified physician in Emergency Medicine.
Dr. McLain presently resides with his wife and family in Houston, TX. He enjoys hiking, the outdoors, travel, and entrepreneurial activities.
Raised in South Texas and excited to be back in his home state. Dr. Shahan received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in 2000 and attained his medical degree from Texas Tech University in 2005. He attended residency at Spokane Family Medicine, Rural Training Track in Spokane and Colville, WA from 2005-2008 which he loved. Dr. Shahan’s primary interest is Emergency Medicine and has practiced in the Emergency Room since 2008. This led him to practice opportunities in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas and he maintains an active license in each state.
Primary interests includes study of Christian philosophy, apologetics and the enjoyment of his family. He has made a home w/ his wife Candice and their 5 children in Corpus Christi, TX.
Our Doctors are highly experience emergency care physicians and also the owner/operators of Physicians Premier ER. We think its a good thing to have owners who are experienced in ER medicine and maintain credentials to deliver expert ER services firsthand. All Physicians Premier ER doctors are board certified.
A freestanding emergency room is a full service, state-licensed, and 24/7 emergency room that, as its name implies, is not directly connected to a hospital. It offers essentially the same services and functions, but with dramatically reduced wait times and a much more comfortable setting than traditional ERs.
Not at all! We offer virtually the same rates as traditional hospital-based ERs. However, we provide a distinct advantage to patients in that we avoid the overhead and sway of extra administrators associated with those ERs. Because of that, are able to streamline services much more effectively and with a convenient, personal touch attached. You’ll be amazed to see how much of a difference it makes!
Take a look at our comparison chart to learn the answer! You can easily compare our services with those offered at traditional clinics and hospital ERs and make an informed decision concerning which one would best suit your needs.
Defining what an emergency is isn’t up to our team – it’s up to you, the patient. If you feel you are experiencing a health emergency, don’t hesitate to visit our Corpus Christi location at once. You know your body better than anyone else, and we’ll be happy to provide any treatment or diagnoses you need so that you can return to your life with renewed confidence and vigor.
Of course! We treat patients of all ages.
No! Just come straight to our Corpus Christi location and we’ll be happy to provide immediate assistance and treatment.
It’s not a problem at all. We can arrange an immediate transfer and coordinate with the doctors and surgeons there so that you can be sure to receive the care you need in the quickest timeframe possible.
You’re probably used to the long lines and tedious processes at traditional clinics and hospital ERs. We’re happy to break the news to you that at Physicians Premier ER, there’s no waiting required! As soon as you come in, we’ll assess your condition and gather all the important information we need so we can start arranging your treatment. You’ll be amazed by how quick the process is.
We accept all private insurance plans, including Aetna, Humana, Cigna, BlueCross/BlueShield, and several others. We also take cash and all major credit cards.