Advantage Of ERs Over Urgent Cares

Although Urgent Care facilities do a good job on many simple ailments, not everything that seems simple is mild. And therefore, those apparently mild symptoms in many cases should be evaluated at a full-service Emergency Room, that has Board Certified Emergency Room Physicians on-site 24/7, versus a nurse practitioner or family physician typically at urgent cares.

At an emergency medical center like ER Katy, we have all the necessary equipment available to make sure these mild issues aren’t something more serious or potentially deadly. Emergency medical services including CT scan, ultrasound, X-ray, licensed lab with heart attack and blood clot labs, and pharmacy –
all available 24/7, with immediate results, without an appointment.

Some seemingly mild symptoms can be indicators of something more severe:

  • Excessive Belching can = Heart Attack
  • Excessive Hiccups can = Heart Attack
  • Dizzy / light-headed = Heart Attack
  • Tooth / jaw pain can = Heart Attack
  • Back pain can = Heart Attack
  • Arm pain can = Heart Attack
  • Chest pain​ can = Heart Attack
  • Neck pain can = Heart Attack
  • Shoulder pain can = Heart Attack
  • Heartburn can = Heart Attack
  • Trouble Breathing can = Heart Attack
  • Palpitations can = Heart Attack
  • Nausea/vomiting can = Heart Attack

Don’t ignore any atypical seemingly mild symptoms.

The ER Physician at ER Katy can accurately diagnose these potentially life-threatening ailments.


  • Dr. Ethan Brown, M.D.

    Dr. Ethan T. Brown, MD is the Medical Director at ER Katy. He graduated from Memorial High School. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Rice University, and graduated from The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. In 1996, he completed his Residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Brown has been Board Certified in Emergency Medicine since 1998 and served as Medical Director for two other Emergency Rooms prior to ER Katy. Dr. Brown grew up in Houston, Texas and he and his family have lived in the Katy area for over 20 years. ...He enjoys boating and playing sports with his family when he is not at the ER. Recently, he started volunteering at sail boat races, setting up the courses and lending a hand on the committee boats. Apparently, community mindedness runs in the family; Katy is also the home of “Ride On”, an organization started by his mother, providing therapeutic horseback riding for special needs children. Dr. Brown is passionate about providing the families of Katy with the best medical care available, in a compassionate, patient-centered environment.

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