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Briar Forest
First Choice Emergency Room

Briar Forest LOCATION


1717 Eldridge Pkwy

Houston, TX 77077


Open 24 Hours


(832) 672-4010

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First Choice Emergency Room, a department of First Texas Hospital, is the nation’s leading freestanding emergency room system. First Choice Emergency Room™ is a fully equipped, 24-hour standalone emergency room located just minutes from your home. Patients are seen almost immediately by licensed physicians and emergency trained registered nurses. First Choice ER is equipped with a CT scanner, ultrasound, digital x-ray, and accredited on-site labs to handle emergency needs on the spot.

Our ER is located just south of Briar Forest Dr. on Eldridge Parkway.


Barry Diner, MD, MPH, FACEP

Dr. Diner received his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in New York, NY. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY. Before joining First Choice Emergency Room, Dr. Diner served as the Medical Director, Georgia for NuPhysicia, a telemedicine group based in Houston, Texas. He also served as an emergency physician at Ben Taub Hospital and St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas. He currently is on faculty at Children’s Hospital and serves as a team physician for Vitas Hospice, both located in Houston. Dr. Diner is board-certified in emergency medicine as well as hospice and palliative care and has over 20 years of clinical experience.