River Oaks Emergency Center
2320 S. Shepherd Drive • Houston, Texas 77019
713-526-2320 • RiverOaksEmergency.com
Katy Emergency Center
24433 Katy Freeway, Suite 700 • Katy, Texas 77494
281-394-9111 • KatyEmergency.com
Planning for an emergency’ may sound a little contradictory, but when life throws you a curveball—and hits your baseball player in the noggin—you need a trusted neighborhood emergency center to turn to. That’s why Dr. Hortencia Luna-Gonzales, Medical Director of River Oak Emergency Center, invites you to stop and tour the facility before you need treatment. In fact, bring the kids and let them see where they might come, if they’re ever sick or injured. “We even have scheduled tours for school groups,” Dr. Luna-Gonzales said. “We want our community to know they can trust us for care anytime of the day.
When an emergency arises for any patient—from a cut that needs suturing to injuries suffered in an auto accident, abdominal pain, trouble breathing, symptoms of a heart attack or stroke—trust River Oaks Emergency Center to be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They welcome all age groups—from pediatric to geriatric—and can perform diagnostics to determine the exact cause of your concern. Their onsite laboratory can provide test results in a matter of minutes, and state-of-the-art imaging includes X-ray, CT imaging and Ultrasound. You can get immediate attention when you most need it.
Trust River Oaks Emergency Center for all medical emergencies including, but not limited to:
- acute abdominal pain
- allergic reactions
- altered mental status
- asthma and breathing problems
- bone setting and splinting
- chest pain and heart attacks
- foreign body removal
- head injuries
- insect bites, stings
- pain control
- sprains and broken bones
Their team of board-certified physicians, with many years of experience at area trauma centers, is assisted by emergency-trained nurses with emergency room experience. “When you come in, you are greeted immediately and are typically seen within five to 10 minutes of arrival,” Dr. Luna-Gonzales said. “If necessary, we have transfer agreements with hospitals within the area for those patients that require surgical care or other interventions.
Dr. Luna-Gonzalez practically grew up in the world of medicine as the daughter of a physician, who took young Hortencia along with him while he made rounds at the hospital. She then started working there while still a student. Dr. Luna-Gonzales started her career as a pediatrician and subsequently chose emergency medicine after marrying her husband. “I like the lifestyle of an emergency physician,” she said of her career choice. “When you’re working, it can be very fast paced, but when you’re off, you can focus on family and friends. Most of all, I enjoy seeing a wide variety of patients—young and old—and being able to make a difference in their lives. We hear comments all the time about how patients love our caring staff.” That staff includes Drs. Robert Reyes, Suzanna Cruz, Victoria Alexander and Jim Miravite.
“At River Oaks Emergency Center, we’re able to provide emergency medicine in an environment that allows us to spend more time addressing our patients’ needs and attending to their families,” Dr. Luna-Gonzales said. She recalled the days she used to treat her neighbors when they were sick or injured “right on my kitchen table!” Her work at River Oaks Emergency Center isn’t that much different; she’s still taking care of her neighbors. “It’s important to me to live in the same community where I work.” She and her husband, Dr. Carlos A Gonzales, a pediatric ophthalmologist, have four sons, one of whom is in medical school.
The next time you have a medical emergency, trust River Oaks Emergency Center to treat you like family. With free, convenient parking right outside their front door and caring, board-certified physicians and emergency-trained nurses, why go anywhere else?
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