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First Choice Emergency Room

Northwest San Antonio LOCATION


5530 Tezel Rd

San Antonio, TX 78250


Open 24 Hours


(210) 437-1180


First Choice Emergency Room is the nation’s leading freestanding emergency room system; it is both largest and the oldest. First Choice Emergency Room facilities are innovative, freestanding, and fully equipped emergency rooms with state of the art diagnostic technology (CT Scanners, Ultrasound, Digital X-ray) and on-site labs. All First Choice Emergency Room locations are exclusively staffed with board-certified emergency physicians and emergency trained registered nurses.

Our Northwest San Antonio ER is located at the corner of Tezel and Culebra, next to HEB.


Joseph McDaniel, MD

Dr McDaniel received his undergraduate degree from Northwest Christian University in Eugene, OR and his medical degree from East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, TN. Prior to joining First Choice Emergency Room, Dr. McDaniel served in the United States Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and as a Critical Care Transport Team and emergency physician in the US Air Force with two tours in Afghanistan. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for the Texas Air National Guard CERF-P Disaster Response Team. Dr McDaniel formally served as the Emergency Department Medical Director at Mission Trail Baptist Hospital prior to becoming Medical Director at FCER San Antonio Northwest Location. He is board-certified in emergency medicine and has over 15 years practicing emergency medicine.