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First Choice Emergency Room

Colorado Springs - Powers LOCATION


2770 N Powers Blvd

Colorado Springs, CO 80922


Open 24 Hours


(719) 638-3000


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.


Ed Powers, MD

Dr. Powers received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and his medical degree from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Powers also has a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science in Aerospace Medicine from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He completed his emergency medicine residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center and his Preventive Medicine and Aerospace Medicine residency at Wright State University. He is board-certified in emergency medicine and aerospace medicine. Previously, Dr. Powers worked as a NASA Flight Surgeon at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Powers also worked as a staff physician at a First Choice Emergency Room in Houston. Dr. Powers now lives in Colorado Springs with his family.