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Dr. Foyekemi Ikyaator, a 31-year-old black ER doctor is gearing up to open a stand alone emergency room in northwest Houston this Friday.
Dr. Foye, a graduate of University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is a Nigerian native, was practically raised in the States and was groomed to care for the physical well-being of people. Coming from a structured support system that purported academic superiority, Dr. Foye completed her education on a full scholarship.
After her residency in Emergency Medicine at the Emory School of Medicine and Public Health, in Atlanta GA, Dr. Foye moved to Houston TX. to further her practice and gained extensive experience working within the St. Luke’s Health System. “In the emergency room you can see between 20 and 30 patients within a shift and [there] is just enough time to treat them and get them to their next point of care,” she says.
As an ER doctor, Dr. Foye can treat and provide swift, life saving acute care. She can also manage blood pressure, diabetes, depression and a host of other chronic ailments.
Today, Dr. Foye directs the free-standing Life Savers Emergency Room. “The whole idea in a free-standing ER is that you can provide the care in a more relaxed environment,” she says. Since its soft opening in December the ER service has been met with rave reviews.
As a young black mother and leader in medicine, she’s most certainly raising the bar and bridging the gap so that those who come after her can accomplish goals equally as grand.
Life Savers ER is holding their ribbon cutting ceremony on January 15th and the entire community is invited to come take part in the festivities set to begin at 4 p.m. The event will be catered by Texas Land and Cattle and several prominent medical practices will be on site administering free screenings.
To learn more about Life Savers Emergency Room visit www.lifesaverser.com.