ER Katy is a free-standing, state-of-the-art emergency room conveniently located in the heart of Katy, Texas. We’re dedicated to serving our community, and caring for the emergency needs of our neighbors.

Emergencies can strike at any time, day or night, so we’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our doctors are Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and have completed advanced clinical training and education in the specialty area of emergency medicine. Along with our dedicated healthcare support staff, we are able to offer the best emergency medicine treatment options available with little to no wait time.

Because our doctors are Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, this means they have undergone extensive education, training, and a rigorous review through board examination. Board certification also means that our doctors are actively improving their practice of medicine through continuing education, which allows them to stay current on best practices, new technologies, and standards of care.

DR. ETHAN T. BROWN

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.

DR. DIANA FITE

Dr. Diana Fite, MD, FACEP has practiced Emergency Medicine for the past 34 years, working primarily in Houston and the surrounding area, including Tomball, Katy, and Brenham. Born and raised in Amarillo, Texas, she graduated from West Texas State University in 1975, and from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1978.

Dr. Fite was quite notably the first female President of the Texas College of Emergency Physicians. She has served as legislative chair for the Texas College of Emergency Physicians for the past 22 years and is chair of the Emergency Medicine Political Action Committee of Texas, and the Texas delegation to the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Fite was honored by the American College of Emergency Physicians with the prestigious James D. Mills Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Medicine Award in 2013.

Dr. Fite served as President of the Harris County Medical Society, with 12,000 members, in 2006. She also served as President of the Houston Academy of Medicine. Dr. Fite has been president of the American Association of Women Emergency Physicians and is currently on the Board of Trustees of the Texas Medical Association, a 45,000 member association representing all Texas physicians. She is also a delegate to the American Medical Association.

Dr. Fite lives in Tomball, is the mother of eight children, and now the proud grandmother of nine

DR. GEORGE W. PETTIT

Dr. George Walter Pettit, MD, PhD. is Board Certified in Internal and Emergency Medicine. He received his BA from Kent State University in 1969, and went on to receive his PhD. in Physiology and Biomedical Physics in 1974, followed by an MD and Residency in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in 1984.

His extensive career in medicine began in 1971, with a position as instructor of Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy at Dominican College in Houston. He has since held a multitude of medical positions including his service as Research Physiologist at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Maryland, as a Staff Physician at First Choice ER in The Woodlands and as Staff Physician in the AOK Emergency Room in Houston.

Dr. Pettit is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the American Physiological Society. He is married to Cheri Michele Pettit and has seven beautiful children.

ELIZABETH EUBANK

Elizabeth Eubank (Leisa) achieved her RN in Alabama and has worked in ICU and Emergency fields in North Dakota and Texas over the years. She lives in Spring with her husband, Jerry, and their three Brittany Spaniels. They are blessed with 2 children both married and welcomed their first grandchild last year. She is a strong believer in Customer Service and strives to be her best every day.

CATHY DOWGAR

Cathy graduated from South Plains College in Levelland Texas in June 1998 with an Associate degree in Radiologic Technology. She worked in radiology for 12 years at a Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock Texas before moving to East Texas. Since that time Cathy has worked in a Free Standing Emergency Room. She is registered by ARRT in both Radiography and Computed Tomography. Her husband Dusty and she are blessed with three amazing children and four beautiful grandchildren.

JENNIFER COSTA

Jennifer Costa began her medical field experience in Toronto, Canada in the Children’s Mental Health Clinic before relocating to Texas. Bringing with her ten years of medical office experience, she is one of the original members of the staff at ER Katy when it opened its doors in 2012. Jennifer currently resides in Katy with her four adult children and two wonderful grandchildren.

Brief History

ER Katy opened in 2012 and is housed in a 7,000 square foot facility that was carefully designed with our patients in mind. Our lobby area, patient rooms, and pharmacy offer a welcoming, safe atmosphere, amenities for complete comfort, as well as state-of-the-art patient care in Katy, Texas. Outside, ER Katys’ ambulance area has a covered roof and is prepared for emergency drop-offs in all weather conditions.

Lobby Area

Our spacious lobby incorporates warm and earthy tones, for an inviting and calming atmosphere. Nestled in one wall is a large fish tank, which provides a soothing visual for our patients while they wait. As a proud member of the Katy community, our lobby regularly displays the artwork of local high school students, as part of their scholarship program.

Radiology Suite

Our radiology suite includes state-of-the-art CAT-scan, digital X-ray and ultrasound machines.

Patient Rooms

There are a total of seven patient rooms, each designed with your ease and comfort in mind. Natural lighting lends itself to a feeling of well-being – in stark contrast to the cold fluorescent lights found at most medical facilities. The kids’ patient room is colorfully furnished and includes a television, toys, and games – providing our littlest patients with a welcome distraction from any fear or discomfort.

Additional Information

ER Katys’ licensed, on-site pharmacy is ready to fulfill first-dose medication requirements. Emergency medications and first-dose medications are on hand so you don’t have to go elsewhere to your fill prescription immediately. No matter what time of day (or night) an emergency occurs, our patients can obtain their initial dose here without the trouble and waiting that typically comes from a post-emergency visit to their regular pharmacy.
Our nurses and support staff members are readily available at the nurse station to address any questions or concerns. We pride ourselves on customer care, and all of our healthcare professionals are approachable, friendly, and happy to provide help for our patients. Outside, ER Katys’ ambulance area has a covered roof and is prepared for emergency drop-offs in all weather conditions.