Yesha Callahan

31-Year-Old Black Woman Opens Freestanding Emergency Room In Houston

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

  1. January 13, 2016 - Reply

    Hats off to this woman, may she go far in life.

  2. January 13, 2016 - Reply

    I love it! I wish her much success and it would be great if more of these would pop up in other cities.

  3. January 13, 2016 - Reply

    This is great! A free standing ER room can be a great solution for those who cannot get swift help at a local hospital. Plus, it helps to ease the glut of patients who have to wait for care. I wish Dr. Foye all the best!

  4. January 13, 2016 - Reply

    I’ll be informing my family and friends in that area of houston!
    Also, this is so timely when considering the results from the recent study that showed doctors show black patients less empathy. I’m hoping her black patients have a better experience here.

  5. January 14, 2016 - Reply

    This is tremendously great news. Also, Houston is a city where tons of black people live at. The spirit of love and solidarity found in Houston is excellent. Dr. Foyekemi Ikyaator’s gift is to help others in the medical field. So, her free standing emergency room center will help manifold lives. We all wish her even more success and blessings. What she is doing is inspirational and as other great people have mentioned here, I do wish for such efforts to be duplicated in areas across America. We certainly need more quality health care and other forms of medicine to help humanity. Dr. Foyekemi Ikyaator’s efforts is praised by me and everyone here.

  6. January 14, 2016 - Reply

    more power to her, she is a very pretty smart, wise and intelligent young sister who is serving her community.

  7. January 14, 2016 - Reply

    Bless her for helping people in need.

  8. January 15, 2016 - Reply

    This is near my house. I might have to go by there an check her out.

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