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First Choice Emergency Room



3701 Center St

Deer Park, TX 77536


Open 24 Hours


(281) 884-8700

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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 Deer Park location is also convenient to residents in Pasadena.


Mike Romanko, M.D., FACEP

Dr. Romanko is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Romanko is excited to come on as Medical Director of First Choice ER Deer Park. Prior to his new position, Dr. Romanko was Medical Director of St. John Hospital for 24 years and the Medical Director of First Choice ER La Porte. Previously, Dr.Romanko was Medical Director of Nassau Bay Emergency Medical Services, on the executive committee of several hospitals and founder of Southeast Emergency Physician Associates which staffed 6 hospitals. Dr. Romanko received his undergraduate degree from U.T. Austin and medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Romanko has lived near Deer Park in the Bay Area for 35+ years. Mike shares with his wife Mitzi active hobbies of a Wellness Medicine practice, working out, competitive ballroom dancing and travel. Mike has 3 successful adult children and 11 grandchildren.