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Emergency Room Bastrop, TX

Physicians Premier is a locally-owned freestanding emergency room that is open 24/7, ready to treat all your minor and major emergency medical needs minus the wait. Our Bastrop ER goes above and beyond the standard of emergency care. We offer a safe, compassionate, and clean environment in which to care for all your emergency needs.

Time matters in a medical emergency. Physicians Premier Bastrop offers premium care without the long wait experienced in a traditional hospital emergency room setting. Most importantly, our board-certified doctors and expert medical team are committed to providing you with the highest level of care.


About the Services

Physicians Premier Bastrop ER offers a wide array of emergency medical services. We offer the following services provided by dedicated emergency medical professionals in a prompt manner:


  • Headaches
  • Fever/Flu
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Blood Clots
  • Migraines
  • Asthma
  • Sinus Infections
  • Skin Rashes
  • Dehydration
  • Chest Pain
  • Strep Throat


  • Concussions
  • Sprains
  • Dislocations
  • Seizures
  • Insect Bites/Stings
  • Burns
  • Broken Bones
  • Lacerations
  • Animal Bites
  • Sports Injuries



Arthur Abello

MD FACEP, Co-Founder, Managing Partner
Dr. Abello grew up in Dallas, TX and graduated from Vanderbilt University before earning a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.  He received his training in emergency medicine at Christus Spohn Hospital Trauma Center in Corpus Christi, TX and is certified by the ...
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Timothy Carter

MD, Co-Founder, Managing Partner
Dr. Carter provides start-up and corporate experience as well as clinical expertise in Emergency Medicine. From 1991 - 2003, Dr. Carter gained valuable management and director experience in the competitive petrochemical markets. He assisted in expansion projects for Dixie Industrial Services Corp. ...
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Joseph Olson

DO, Co-Founder, Managing Partner
Dr. Olson earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Minnesota Duluth. After receiving his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton, Dr. Olson completed emergency medicine training at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine Christus i...
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Christion Rice

MD, MBA, FAAEM, Co-Founder Managing Partner
Dr. Rice is an emergency medicine physician, born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley.  He earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Statistics from the University of Texas Pan American and a degree in medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston,...
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Jared Shahan

MD, Co-Founder Managing Partner
Dr. Shahan is co-founder, COO and sits on the board of managers of Physicians Premier ER, a freestanding ER with facilities in the Central & Coastal region of Texas and in operation since the Fall of 2014. Dr. Shahan received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in 2000 and earned...
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Our Team

DeAnna S. Gillespie

BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, Nurse Manager/Facility Administrator
DeAnna grew up in Central Texas.  She initially obtained her RN license after attending nursing school in Vernon, Texas.  Later she graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.  She has been an ER nurse for 25 years.  She is dual Board Certifie...
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Satyajit Deshmukh

MD, Physician Group Representative
Dr. Deshmukh is double board-certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine.  He was born and raised in Chicago and completed much of his training in Illinois, where he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for undergraduate studies, and later, the Chicago Medical School. ...
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Pikul Patel

MD, Medical Director
Dr. Patel is the Medical Director at our Physicians PremiER Bastrop location. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (The Chicago Medical School) with a Masters in Physiology and a Medical Degree. At Chicago Medical School, he was Class President for a number of y...
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About Us

Physicians Premier Bastrop ER, is fully equipped to handle all your emergency medical concerns.

When you or a loved one experiences a medical emergency, you want to be able to turn to a medical facility that offers skilled and pleasant care. At Physicians Premier, you will not have to spend excruciating hours waiting in line. We understand that every second is crucial during an emergency. From our experienced, qualified staff to our convenient facility, we are focused on providing emergency medical care that is fast, caring, and convenient.

Experience the Physicians Premier difference. We are located at 512 West State Highway 71 Bastrop, Texas.



At Physicians Premier, we are proud to offer you the following unique procedures, features, and qualities:

Features/Procedures Physicians PremierHospital ERUrgent 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
Ultrasound Yes Yes No
Cardiac onsite lab tests Yes Yes No
Transfer arrangements with nearby hospital if needed Yes Yes No
Streamlined billing Yes No 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

Our Bastrop ER is in a convenient location that offers efficient emergency care by reducing wait times. We are open 24/7, ready to give you the care when you need it – every hour of the day, every day of the week.

If you are a resident of Bastrop, TX, come to Physicians Premier ER for all your emergency medical needs.

Feel free to visit our site for a tour of our facility.

512 W SH 71, Bastrop, Texas 78602


Hear it From


  • I have been here twice, once for me and once for my daughter. Dr. Kenyon and Dr. Grieme are the absolute best. The staff is courteous and thoughtful. We were in and out very quickly. I have recommended to all of my friends and coworkers. Great addition to the community. Love this place!

    - Shelly S. | Corpus Christi, TX

  • So relieved I did not have to wait forever to be seen. Knew this was going to be my next place to go versus a hospital emergency room. Feel so much better now and to know the cause of the pain is such a relief. Thank you all so much for the courteous kind care.

    - Colleen I. | Corpus Christi, TX

  • Such a wonderful ER, my husband has been here twice and both times has been taken right in and given the best care! We know we can rely on Physicians Premier ER for our emergent needs! Thank You to the wonderful and caring staff!

    - Audra C. | Corpus Christi, TX

  • Trustworthy doctors, caring and knowledgeable staff across the board, great facilities and equipment, short wait, thoughtful details and patient-oriented service, and the whole medical center is aesthetically pleasing– like icing on the cake! We are grateful for the experience we had there.

    - Lori M. | Corpus Christi, TX

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