USA Emergency Centers
Physicians Premier ER
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We're Here For You

When you or a loved one experiences a medical emergency, you want to be able to turn to a care center that offers skilled and pleasant care instead of long lines and disinterested staff members.

Modern Care

Patients receive immediate care that is both high-quality and convenient.

Quick Service

Patients are seen and assessed immediately upon walking in.

Physician Owned

Our Doctors are highly experience emergency care physicians and also the owner/operators.

Locations

USA Emergency Centers has Emergency Rooms & Urgent Cares available in multiple cities.

Clear Lake

Physicians Premier Emergency Room

Round Rock

Physicians Premier Emergency Room

Bastrop

Physicians Premier Emergency Room

Central Austin

Physicians Premier Emergency Room

Sugar Land

Hospitality Urgent Care

Austin

Hospitality Urgent Care

Our Team

Physician Owned and Operated

  • Arthur Abello, MD FACEP

    Co-Founder, Managing Partner

    Dr. Abello grew up in Dallas, TX and graduated from Vanderbilt University before earning a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He received his training in emergency medicine at Christus Spohn Hospital Trauma Center in Corpus Christi, TX and is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a partner with Physicians Premier ER and has practices at small and large tertiary centers across Texas. He also provides care at the Circuit of Americas as an on-track physician for all major races. He enjoys languages, art, and travel- having stepped foot in 6 continents.

  • Timothy Carter, MD

    Co-Founder, Managing Partner

    Dr. Carter provides start-up and corporate experience as well as clinical expertise in Emergency Medicine. From 1991 - 2003, Dr. Carter gained valuable management and director experience in the competitive petrochemical markets. He assisted in expansion projects for Dixie Industrial Services Corp. in South Texas before launching and maintaining his own business starting in 1997.


    He received his bachelors at Texas A&M Corpus Christi in 2000 and also a Masters in Biomedical Sciences from University of North Texas HSC in 2001. In 2006, Dr. Carter earned his medical degree at the American University of the Caribbean and completed his residency in 2009 from the Corpus Christi Family Practice program. Since that time, he has devoted his practice to Emergency Medicine and worked full time with EmCare, GHEP and eventually The Schumacher Group where he served as Systems Director until 2015. He continues to chair multiple committees across his specialty at Corpus Christi Medical Center. H e is also a current partner in Physicians Premier ER.

  • Joseph Olson, DO

    Co-Founder, Managing Partner

    Dr. Olson earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Minnesota Duluth. After receiving his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton, Dr. Olson completed emergency medicine training at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine Christus in Corpus Christi, Texas. He has extensive experience in emergency medicine physician and practices at various trauma and tertiary medical centers throughout Texas. He is a partner in Physicians Premier ER. Dr. Olson enjoys traveling and building his own furniture in his free time.

  • Christion Rice, MD MBA FAAEM

    Co-Founder Managing Partner

    Dr. Rice is an emergency medicine physician, born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. He earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Statistics from the University of Texas Pan American and a degree in medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas in 2010. He completed his emergency medicine residency at Texas A&M Health Sciences Center College of Medicine in Corpus Christi, Texas in 2013. Dr. Rice is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He currently is managing partner and works at multiple Physicians Premier locations throughout Texas. Dr. Rice has three young daughters and a son. His wife, Dr. Christel Cuevas, is an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Rice's hobbies include fishing and trap shooting.

  • Jared Shahan, MD

    Co-Founder Managing Partner

    Dr. Shahan is co-founder, COO and sits on the board of managers of Physicians Premier ER, a freestanding ER with facilities in the Central & Coastal region of Texas and in operation since the Fall of 2014. Dr. Shahan received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in 2000 and earned his medical degree from Texas Tech University in 2005. He completed residency training at Spokane Family Medicine, Rural Training Track in Spokane and Colville, WA from 2005-2008, which he loved. Dr. Shahan's primary practice has been Emergency Medicine since 2008. This has led him to opportunities in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas and he maintains an active license in each state. Dr. Shahan has a large family and takes pride in working on his home.

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