Thursday, 12 May 2016

SMART WOMAN AND A BOLD MOVE--DR. FOLAKEMI LIVES HER DREAM

Where there's a will there is a way. Just ask 32-year old, Nigerian native, Dr. Foyekemi Ikyaator, who opened Life Savers Emergency Room, a stand-alone full service emergency room, in Houston, Texas, KUT.org reports.

Dr. Ikyaator created Life Savers ER to meet the growing medical needs of the Houston community. While not attached to a hospital, the facility is equipped with radiology equipment, an onsite laboratory and pharmacy.

The ER prides itself in no waiting lines for labs to be sent or processed or even to be seen by a doctor.
“In emergency medicine you don’t pick your patients. You don’t get to decide who walks in the door,” Dr. Ikyaator tells KUT during a “In Black America” segment.

“As far as what led me to [start Life Savers ER]; I worked in a few ERs in Houston and often I’d get to work and there are 15-20 patients in the waiting room waiting on me,” Ikyaator explains. “There are patients in the ER waiting to be admitted; there are patients who are admitted and can’t get a bed upstairs so they’re taking up space.”

Dr. Ikyaator now directs Life Savers Emergency Room where she can be more hands on with her patients and promote the kind of medicine and medical attention she believes is necessary in communities.

Thumbs up to her!

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