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The Woodlands
First Choice Emergency Room

The Woodlands LOCATION


10333 Kuykendahl Rd
Ste. B

The Woodlands, TX 77382


Open 24 Hours


(832) 381-1999


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.


The Woodlands

Andrew Kretschmer, M.D.

Dr. Kretschmer received his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch in 1984. After residency time in family practice and anesthesiology he went on to become board-certified in emergency medicine. Previously, Dr. Kretschmer has served as the emergency room medical director at Doctor's Hospital in Conroe, Woodland's Community Hospital, and Tomball Regional Hospital. Currently he is also the medical director of Northwest EMS, voted best EMS in Texas in 2005. He and his wife Nancy have lived in the Woodlands, with their 3 children, since 1984.