Dr. Suchmor Thomas, Altus Lake Jackson ER Medical Director

Introducing Dr. Suchmor Thomas, MD. 

Lake Jackson’s New Medical Director

We are pleased to introduce Dr. Suchmor Thomas, MD, the new medical director for our Lake Jackson center.

For years, Altus Emergency Center Lake Jackson has been an intricate part of the community. We continuously try to improve the lives of the members of our community by partnering with various organizations.

Our goal has always been to provide the best care for our patients and to help advance our tightknit community.

We feel our recent changes in how we staff our Emergency Centers speaks volumes as to how much we want to make a difference in the lives of patients.

Direct Staffing

A few months back, Altus Emergency Centers made the bold decision to directly hire all the doctors that would work in our ER centers.

There were several reasons for this decision:

We understood that many of you had billing issues with the previous group. We now have more control from the billing. Our billing team located in the facility will now be taking care of the physicians’ bills.

We have better control to select the physicians we want working at the facility giving us more access to pick the best in the area.

We believe we have successfully accomplished all these goals. There are, however, a few issues we are dealing with, mostly regarding billing for services before our direct staffing took place.

Know Where to Go in Case of an Emergency.

Patient Advocate Can Help With Your Billing Issues

If you have questions regarding billing, especially for physician fees for services in our ER before June of 2019, please contact our Patient Advocate.

Our team of experts will work tirelessly to lower the amount of your bill. Additionally, they can help create a personalized payment plan that adjusts to your financial needs.

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The Importance of Having an Experienced ER Doctor in Charge

Dr. Suchmor Thomas has vast experience working in the ER, which is one of the reasons we chose him for the position of medical director.

Working as an ER doctor requires much preparation, nerves of steel, as well as passion and dedication. ER physicians need to be able to make split-second life-saving decisions; this requires not only knowledge, excellent communication skills, and confidence.

All physicians working in our emergency centers have these qualities, which is why we knew our medical director must also have them. The choice to hire Dr. Thomas as our medical director came as a result of his preparation, excellent performance, and the respect he has earned from his peers in our ER.

We stole a few precious minutes out of the busy day of Dr. Thomas to get to know him better. We think he is a terrific individual and a gifted physician, but don’t take our word for it, read on to get to know him better.

Dr. Suchmor Thomas discusses the importance of time in an emergency

Q: Dr. Suchmor Thomas, you have an unusual name, where are you from?

A: Dr. Thomas

I am from a small village in India called Cochin.

 

Q: What did you first want to be when you grew up?

A: Dr. Thomas

I always wanted to be a physician. We had one physician in my area. Who took care of everyone in our village from the cradle to the grave. He never minded what time we woke him up, he was always there, with a smile on his face, ready to help us, just like anyone at Altus family.

 

Q: Did you have a nickname growing up?

A: Dr. Thomas

“Sachin” – My parents and relatives call me that.

Q: What do you do when you are not working? Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of work?

A: Dr. Thomas

I love networking, meeting people. I also enjoy traveling and hiking.

Q: What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?

A: Dr. Thomas

I am always ready to party!

Q: How would you describe yourself?

A: Dr. Thomas

I think of myself as fun-loving, easy to get along with, and I always try to have a smile.

 

Q: Fill in the blank:  I really love________

A: Dr. Thomas

“People.”

Q: We know you are a very family-oriented individual, tell us a little about your family, Dr. Suchmor Thomas.

A: Dr. Thomas

Yes, my family is very important to me, my wife’s name is Angela, we have four amazing kids:  Ben – 16 year old boy, Anna – 9 year old girl, and Isabella – 7 year old girl.

 

Q: Let’s talk about your credentials, what can you tell us about your studies and any specialties.

A: Dr. Thomas

I boarded in family medicine. However, I’ve worked in Emergency Medicine since my graduation in 2007.

 

Q: Why did you decide to go into emergency medicine?

A: Dr. Thomas

I love taking care of patients when they need the most when you have to make the most critical care decision for the patients. When every second, every minute count.

 

Q: Who has been your most significant influence or your mentor?

A: Dr. Thomas

The local physician from the village where I grew up, as I mentioned before he was always available to help.

 

Q: What is your most significant achievement to date – personal or professional?

A: Dr. Thomas

To be a husband, father, and physician.

 

Q: What is your motto or personal mantra?

A: Dr. Thomas

Help everyone, every time. Patients come first.

 

Q: How did you first hear about Altus Emergency?

A: Dr. Thomas

I heard about Altus Emergency the old fashion way, coworkers.

 

Q: What is your management style? How do you like to communicate with your team?

A: Dr. Thomas

Open communication is the best policy.

 

Q: How would you describe your bedside manner?

A: Dr. Thomas

I always like to shake hands, sit down, listen to patients and their family members.

 

Q: What is a typical day like?

A: Dr. Thomas

No two days are the same, but what I can assure is days in the ER are usually busy.

 

Q: How would you describe the company culture here?

A: Dr. Thomas

It’s a family.

 

Q: What do you love most about working with Altus Emergency?

A: Dr. Thomas

I love everyone at Altus. It’s like one big family away from family. They always take care of us. Never miss home when you are at Altus. I also love the teamwork, I can honestly say we have an awesome staff.

 

Q: What advice would you give to recent new staff?

A: Dr. Thomas

Be part of the team, always willing to help, go above and beyond.

 

We are thrilled to have Dr. Suchmor Thomas as the new medical director for our Lake Jackson facility. We know his expertise will contribute to further our mission of providing quality emergency care to the Lake Jackson community.

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Altus Emergency Centers Texas

is Here for You 24/7

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.  After You Receive Quality ER Care, our Patient Advocate will help ensure Hassle-Free Billing.

Our Promise is to Always Help Find the Best Solutions in Benefit of our Patients from the time you walk-in without having to wait in line and when you are personally assisted with the billing process.  We are here to help you get well and stay well!

True to Life Ministries Concert Free Tickets Sweepstakes

True to Life Ministries Concert Free Tickets Sweepstakes

Enter the True to Life Ministries Concert Free Tickets Sweepstakes! You could be the lucky winner of 2 FREE TICKETS to the Concert of Hope on Altus Emergency.

Concert of Hope

Enjoy the uplifting music of Natalie Grant with Blue Water Highway at the True to Life Ministries Concert of Hope this Friday.

There will be one lucky winner randomly selected from our Altus Lake Jackson location.  It’s free to participate with no purchase necessary.

At Altus Emergency Centers, we are here for all of your emergency medical needs and would like to thank you for choosing us as your preferred ER.  It’s great to know that we can be here for you to get you well fast and back to enjoying life. We invite all of you to enter our True to Life Ministries Concert Free Tickets Sweepstakes!

IT’S FREE! How it Works

It’s 100% FREE to Participate in the True to Life Ministries Concert Free Tickets Sweepstakes

It’s Easy to Participate!  We are giving away two (2) tickets to the Concert of Hope on October 25th.  The winner will be announced on Thrusday, October 24th.  All Sweepstakes Official Rules Apply.

 

1.  THROUGH FACEBOOK

 

  • Visit our AltusERLakeJackson Facebook account & Comment your Favorite Song.
  • Invite a Friend along to the concert! You can tag them if you believe the will be interested.
  • If you think this is a great special, we encourage that you like our page!

2.  THROUGH INSTAGRAM

 

3.  THROUGH TWITTER

 

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is

Here for You 24/7

Altus Emergency Center Lake Jackson Texas

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.  After You Receive Quality ER Care, our Patient Advocate will help ensure Hassle-Free Billing.

Our Promise is to Always Help Find the Best Solutions in Benefit of our Patients from the time you walk-in without having to wait in line and when you are personally assisted with the billing process.  We are here to help you get well and stay well!

$100 Free Landry’s Gift Card Lake Jackson Christmas Raffle

Lake Jackson Christmas Raffle

Like, Tag and Share to Win a $100 Free Gift Card and other Goodies!

Enter the Altus Emergency Center Lake Jackson Christmas Raffle! You could be the lucky winner of a Christmas Stocking packed with a FREE $100 Gift Landry’s Gift Card and other surprise goodies!

 

Here’s to the Magic of the Season!

The sights and sounds of Christmas are all around! At Altus Emergency Centers, we’re overjoyed to sprinkle the spirit of Christmas in our beautiful Lake Jackson community.  This is our way to thank you for warmth and solidarity over the years and we wish you a very happy and healthy Christmas!

 

We invite you to enter our Free Lake Jackson Christmas Raffle!

 

  • How to Participate:  Like, Share Publicly & Tag 2 Friends

  • Draw Date: Thursday, December 21st 2017

How to Enter the Christmas Raffle

SOCIAL MEDIA GIVEAWAY RAFFLE: Just Like, Tag & Share to Enter!

It’s Free to Participate in the #LakeJacksonXmasRaffle. Hurry! The Winners will be drawn on Thursday, December 21st, 2017!

PARTICIPATE BY SHARING WITH YOUR FRIENDS! You can participate through all of our social media pages!

FACEBOOK: Visit our Altus Emergency Lake Jackson Facebook and Like, Share Publicly & Tag 2 Friends.

TWITTER: Follow our Altus Emergency Centers Twitter page and Like, Retweet & Tag 2 Friends.

INSTAGRAM: Follow our Altus ER Baytown Instagram and Tag two friends in the comments. If you haven’t already, like us today!

May the Magic and Thrill of the Holiday Season Stretch On!

 

We wish everyone the best luck in your participation of our Altus Emergency Center Lake Jackson Christmas Raffle. Remember to SHARE PUBLICLY as we always check to make sure that the post shows up on your page.

After all of the sharing is done, stay tuned to find out if YOUR name comes up as the winner of a Stocking Filled with a $100 Free Gift Card and other Goodies sponsored by Altus Emergency Centers.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year,
– Altus Emergency Centers Lake Jackson

Altus Emergency Centers
Freestanding ERs. Saving Lives 24/7. No Lines.

Rules:

  • Social Media: You must Like our Page, Share the Post Publicly & Tag Two Friends.
  • You will rack up contest entries through our social media pages.
  • The winner will be rewarded with 1 free Christmas stocking stuffed with a $100 Gift Card from Landry’s Inc. and other stocking stuffers.
  • In order to receive your prize, the winner must present a valid photo ID and agree to have a photo taken.
  • The following are not eligible to participate in the contest: employees of the company, affiliates, or any agency working with the company, and their immediate families.
  • Altus Emergency is not liable should any Social Media site experience any issues or downtime.
  • Any disputes relating to eligibility will be determined solely by Altus Emergency.
  • Altus Emergency reserves the right to modify or discontinue this program at any time without prior notice.
  • The Raffle Draw will take place on 12-21-2017.

Visit Lake Jackson Texas

Visit Lake Jackson Texas

Visit Lake Jackson Texas the City of Enchantment

It’s no coincidence that Lake Jackson’s nickname is “The City of Enchantment”.  A combination of scenic beauty and unique city planning results in its distinctive personality that many have grown to love.  Whether you live here or are thinking of passing by, this article is dedicated to our beloved Brazoria County town of Lake Jackson Texas, a remarkable place home to a fun-loving and tight-knit community.

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Unlike most towns, Lake Jackson Texas was conceived and planned before a single stone was laid.  As a matter of fact, Oak Drive where Altus Emergency Center Lake Jackson is located was the very first street constructed.  Architect Alden B. Dow, the man responsible for the town’s design, is considered a visionary.  Mr. Dow gave clear instructions to the workers to spare as many trees as possible during the construction, thus preserving the natural history and ecosystems of the area while at the same time creating an enchanting city. As a result, thanks to him, Lake Jackson could be regarded as one of the first environmentally conscious cities in the country.

Visit Lake Jackson Texas is brought to you by Altus Emergency Center Lake Jackson, We’re Not Neighbors, We’re Family!

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Originally built as a town to house the employees of the Dow Chemical Company back in 1941, today Lake Jackson is home to more than 26,000 people.  This growing community has become an important economic center in the area.

The City of Enchantment has many attractions that provide healthy entertainment to its residents and visitors alike, among them we find:

Sea Center Texas

When you visit Lake Jackson Texas, we encourage you to take a trip to the Sea Center Texas.  This hidden gem is the largest redfish hatchery in the world, it produces some 20 million fingerlings of red drum and spotted trout a year which is then released into the Texas coastal waters. In addition to the aquariums, they have a 24-foot touch display, saltwater marsh displays as well as a freshwater marsh full of wildlife.

Lake Jackson Historical Museum

The Lake Jackson Historical Museum is about a half day treat for you and your family to enjoy during your visit to Lake Jackson Texas.

The most entertaining way to learn about the fantastic history of Lake Jackson, the museum chronicles the history of the area with interactive exhibits and high-tech displays focusing on 4 eras, pre-historic era, the plantation era, the development of its petrochemical industry and finally the construction of modern-day Lake Jackson.

Life-like animatrons of Alden Dow will explain why Lake Jackson’s streets are named “This Way” and “That Way. Visitors can also fly the Windecker Eagle airplane themselves and learn about life during the plantation era from Major Abner Jackson himself.

There are several other exhibits worth enjoying such as the section on the native Karankawa Indians who resided in Lake Jackson area as well as the Texas coastline in the 1600’s.  Last but not least, many people have heard of the Tejano singer, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, but did you know that she grew up in Lake Jackson Texas?  There is a recent exhibit dedicated to this beloved Tejano Pop music singer in the Lake Jackson Historical Museum.

Mammoth Lake Dive Park

Where else can you enjoy an aquatic adventure and spot mammoth remains?  Drop by the Mammoth Lake Dive Park, the former archaeological dig site near Lake Jackson Texas and explore interesting wrecks during your visit. Have a close encounter with the remains of huge Mammoth unearthed in the area while you earn your scuba diver’s certification, the lake has a lot of cool things to explore and the restaurant where the mammoth bones are displayed is fantastic.

A Tight-Knit Community

Lake Jackson Texas is indeed beautiful and full of adventures, but it is also home to a tight-knit community that is concerned with real issues affecting our society, after so many years operating in Lake Jackson, Altus Emergency Center is proud to be another concerned member of the community, and it is because of this that we have forged valuable alliances with both local government agencies like the Lake Jackson Police Association, the Lake Jackson Fire Department, Brazoria Chamber of Commerce, and the Brazoria Independent School District as well as amazing non-profit organizations such as:

Women’s Center of Brazoria County: An organization that provides help to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Habitat for Humanity: The Habitat for Humanity chapter in Southern Brazoria revitalizes neighborhoods, and builds affordable and sustainable housing, while at the same empowers families through successful homeownership programs.

SPCA: Animals deserve second chances too, SPCA of Brazoria County works tirelessly to find good homes for stray and homeless animals in the community.

The staff of Altus Emergency Center Lake Jackson encourages all Lake Jackson residents and its visitors to explore the beauty of the City of Enchantment and become involved with one or more of the different programs that strive to make our community even better than it already is.

Know Where to Go in Case of an Emergency

Access to High-Quality ER Attention, With No Lines!

Since it’s opening held on April 14th, 2014, Altus Emergency Center Lake Jackson has provided an Emergency Medical Care solution OPEN 24 HRS with No Lines. Conveniently located on 200 Oak Drive South Lake Jackson, TX 77566, Altus Emergency truly improves quality of life in Lake Jackson.

The residents and visitors of Lake Jackson will no longer have to spend hours waiting to receive quality on-site ER care performed by emergency trained physicians. We provide Freestanding Emergency Center solutions for Adults & Children including:

  • Trauma & Injury Care,

  • Cardiology,

  • High-Tech Imaging: CT Scan, X-Ray & Ultrasound,

  • Pediatrics Care Department,

  • and a Full Diagnostic Lab On-Site.

At Altus Emergency Centers, we are proud to be a part of a growing family oriented town and are honored to employ talented and dedicated emergency care staff. We look forward to serving the community for years to come.

Altus Emergency Center Lake Jackson: We’re Not Neighbors, We’re Family.

Our expertly trained staff is available 24/7. We are here for you in the event of a medical emergency. Don’t drive far distances to receive proper care! Visit your nearest Altus Emergency Center!

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Freestanding ERs. Saving Lives 24/7. No Lines.

Find an Altus ER Near You.

Houston Texans Free Tickets Giveaway

Texans Free Tickets Giveaway
for Baytown and Lake Jackson!

Like, Tag and Share to Win Two Free Tickets to the NRG Stadium!

Enter the Houston Texans Free Tickets Giveaway! You could be the lucky winners of 2 FREE TICKETS & a Parking Pass sponsored by Altus Emergency.

What’s in it for the Winners!

This October head for the NRG Stadium to cheer the Texans on us! Houston Texans Free Tickets Giveaway Winners get:

  • PRIZE THAT’S UP FOR GRABS: 2 FREE Tickets & a Parking Pass to the Houston Texans vs. the Kansas City Chief Game

  • WHEN:  Sunday, October 8 at 7:30 PM

  • WHERE:  NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

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HOW IT WORKS

SOCIAL MEDIA GIVEAWAY RAFFLE: Just Like, Tag & Share to Enter!

It’s Super Easy to Participate in the #FreeTexansTickets. Hurry!  The Winners will be drawn on Friday, October 6th, 2017!

PARTICIPATE BY SHARING WITH YOUR FRIENDS! You can participate through all of our social media pages!

FACEBOOK:
Altus ER Baytown: Visit our Facebook and Like Us, Share Publicly & Tag 2 Friends.

Altus ER Lake Jackson: Visit our Facebook and Like, Share Publicly & Tag 2 Friends.

TWITTER: Follow our Altus Emergency Twitter page and Like, Retweet & Tag 2 Friends.

INSTAGRAM: Follow our Baytown or Lake Jackson Instagram and Tag two friends in the comments. If you haven’t already, like us today!

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What do you think the score will be? Enter our Houston Texans Free Tickets Giveaway Today!

Stay Tuned to find out if YOUR name comes up as one of the winners of our Houston Texans Free Tickets Giveaway sponsored by Altus Emergency Baytown and Altus Emergency Lake Jackson!

Altus Emergency Centers
Freestanding ERs. Saving Lives 24/7. No Lines.

Rules:

  • Social Media: You must Like our Page, Share the Post Publicly & Tag Two Friends.
  • You will rack up contest entries through our social media pages.
  • The winners will be rewarded with 2 free tickets to the Houston Texans Game and a Parking Pass.
  • In order to receive your prize, the winners must present a valid photo ID and agree to have a photo taken.
  • The following are not eligible to participate in the contest: employees of the company, affiliates, or any agency working with the company, and their immediate families.
  • Altus Emergency is not liable should any Social Media site experience any issues or downtime.
  • Any disputes relating to eligibility will be determined solely by Altus Emergency.
  • Altus Emergency reserves the right to modify or discontinue this program at any time without prior notice.
  • The Raffle Draw will take place on 10-6-2017.

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We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lufkin, Lumberton and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.

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Texas Parks to Visit and Recreation Safety Tips to Enjoy

Texas Parks to Visit and Recreation Safety Tips to Enjoy

Let’s Learn About Park and Recreation Safety

In celebration of National Parks and Recreation Month, Altus Emergency Centers is challenging the community to improve their quality of life by going out and enjoying one of the many parks around their city. The best way to plan out a great time outdoors is to first learn about park and recreation safety.

Spending time outdoors promotes a healthy vibrant community life, whether it’s summer camp, a sports league, exploring a trail, playing chess in the park, or organizing play dates for the kids; parks are the perfect gathering place.

To ensure you experience a safe outing, we have prepared a handy list of Park and Recreation Safety Tips to keep in mind!

 

National Parks & Recreation Month: Keeping it Safe and Fun

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Playground Safety Tips.

The most common summer activity is a trip to the playground.  The following park and recreation safety tips are important to keep in mind during your visit the the playground:

  • Wear Proper Shoes: Make sure your kids footwear is adequate to play and run, never let your child play barefoot at the park as they may be bitten by insects, step on a thorn or small rock or burn their feet on hot surfaces.
  • Watch Out for Hot Surfaces: During summer, slides, swings, monkey bars, merry-go-rounds and even picnic tables may become overheated by the sun, so, always check the surface temperature.
  • Stranger Danger: Teach your children not to speak or follow adult strangers, and to immediately run towards you or someone they know to report the incident. While not everyone has bad intentions, it is best for kids not to engage in conversation with adults they do not know.
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Hiking Safety Tips

Hiking is an excellent acivity for all ages.  You may choose the pace and distance that you wish to hike and enjoy the scenery during your voyage. The following park and recreation safety tips are important to keep in mind when planning on your next hiking quest:

  • Tell People: Always inform friends and family the route you’ll be taking and how long you expect to be gone; if possible always travel with a companion.
  • Carry ID: Make sure to carry some sort of ID that includes your name, phone number, address, pertinent medical information, and emergency contact information.
  • Carry a Whistle: This will help scare wild animals or signal for help should you be injured.
  • Plan Your Route: Become familiarized with a trail before you head out, do not venture into unknown hiking trails by yourself.
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Camping Safety Tips

If you’re a woodsy person at heart, camping is wonderful to replenish the mind and spirit.  It is particulary important to heed the park and recreation safety tips while on your home in the wilderness away from home.

  • Stay Away from Wildlife: Clearly one of the joys of camping is to commune with nature, but, it is better to enjoy the wildlife from afar. If you do come face to face with a wild animal, regardless of if it’s a bear or a squirrel do your best not to disturb them, this will keep you out of trouble and possibly a visit to one of our centers.
  • Respect the Fire Rules of the Park: Most parks that offer camping sites have clear rules when it comes to camp fires, make sure you find out what they are and that you respect them. Unattended or poorly managed campfires have been known to start wildfires that can destroy thousands of acres, kill wildlife, and endanger human population as well.
  • Store Food Carefully: Again, check the food regulations with park officials before you set out on your camping trip. Food should be properly stored for several reasons, preventing food poisoning while camping and, avoiding a close encounter with dangerous animals.
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General Park Safety Tips

No matter which outdoor activity is your cup of tea, the following are universal park and recreation safety tips to always take into consideration:

  • Wear Sunscreen: We cannot stress the importance of sunscreen enough, make sure to reapply every couple of hours to avoid getting sunburned.
  • Stay Hydrated: Carry a water bottle, and, if you plan to go for a hike, make sure to take snacks along with you.
  • Check for Ticks: Lyme Disease is a serious illness, it can be easily treated when diagnosed early, but, if left untreated, it can linger for years and cause serious side effects. After a day at the park, make sure you check yourself and your family for ticks.
  • Watch Out for Poisonous Plants: Learn to identify the different poisonous plants that grow in these parts, poison ivy and poison sumac can both cause nasty rashes just by touching them, but poison hemlock can actually kill you. If you come in contact with any of these plants head to the nearest Altus Emergency Center for treatment, if possible take a picture of the plant so we can identify it and administer the proper treatment.

Texas Parks to Visit

We are blessed with so many wonderful parks in our beautiful state of Texas! The following are just some of the many great options to consider for this weekend.  There are so many, you can plan to visit a new park every weekend!  Have a lovely time and share your photos on our social media pages!

Baytown, Texas Parks

The following are just a few of the many beautiful parks in Baytown, Texas:

  • Jenkins Park
  • Goose Creek Park
  • Allenbrook Park
  • Baytown Nature Center
  • Blue Heron Park
  • Roseland Park
  • Hollaway JC Park
  • WC Britton Park
  • Wayne Gray Sports Complex
  • McElroy Park
  • Eddie Huron Park
  • Bicentennial Park
  • Bayland Park
  • Edna Mae Washington Park
  • Brownwood Park
  • Unidad Park
  • W.C. Britton Park
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Lake Jackson, Texas Parks

The following are just a few of the many colorful parks in Lake Jackson, Texas:

  • Brazos Oaks
  • Brazoswood Key Club
  • Brazoria Natural Wildlife Refuge
  • Captain R.R. Terry Park
  • Dunbar Park
  • Fireman’s Park
  • Garland Park
  • Jasmine Park
  • James F. Crews Park
  • MacLean Park
  • Morrison Park and Shy Pond
  • Shadowglen Park
  • Wilderness Park
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Lufkin, Texas Parks

The following are just a few of the many breathtaking parks in the area of Lufkin, Texas:

  • Azalea Trail
  • Angelina National Forest
  • Davy Crockett National Forest
  • Chambers Park
  • Kiwanis Park
  • Grace Dunne Richardson Park
  • Jones Park
  • Wetlands Garden Park
  • Herty Park
  • Winston
  • Mantooth Park
  • Louis Bronaugh Park
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Lumberton, Texas Parks

The following are just a few of the many vibrant parks in Lumberton, Texas:

  • Village Creek State Park
  • Big Thicket RV Park
  • Thompson Lake Park
  • Red Cloud RV Park
  • State Park Fishing Spot
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Waxahachie, Texas Parks

The following are just a few of the many fun-filled parks in Waxahachie, Texas:

  • Getzendaner Park
  • Chapman Park
  • George Brown Plaza
  • Lions Park
  • Brown Singleton Park
  • Brown Chiles Park
  • Richards Park
  • Lee Penn Park
  • Belle-Vue Park
  • Wags-a-Hachie Dog Park
  • Waxahachie Sports Complex
  • Waxahachie Lake Pavillion
  • A&F Thompson Memorial Park
  • Waxahachie Creek Hike & Bike Trail
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Take Care of Yourself and Your Loved Ones.

Have a Safe and Fun National Parks and Recreation Month!

At Altus Emergency Centers we encourage you to get outdoors to enjoy a safe, fun and healthy time with the family.  Enjoy!

At Altus Emergency Centers, we are strong advocates of education and prevention. Our expertly trained staff is available 24/7. We are here for you when it’s more than urgent.

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Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway!

Enjoy a Great Chance to Cool Down and Have Fun on Us this Summer With the Altus Galveston Island Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway!

Enter the Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway! You could be the lucky winner of four FREE tickets to Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, sponsored by Altus Emergency Lake Jackson.

At Altus Emergency Centers, we believe in good old healthy fun. This July, we would like to reward a lucky family with a trip for four (4), two adults and two children to Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark.

HOW IT WORKS

HOW TO ENTER the Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway

SOCIAL MEDIA: Just Like & Share to Enter!

It’s Super Easy to Participate! Visit our Facebook or Twitter Pages and Like, Share Publicly & Tag 2 Friends.
EXTRA POINTS ALERT! You can earn an Extra Entry by following our Instagram Page. If you haven’t already, like us today!

How to Enter BY EMAIL

DON’T HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE? No problem! Get your FREE RAFFLE SHARE LINK to share by EMAIL! Simply type in your Name and Valid Email Address Below to Receive Your Raffle Link & Share it.

Which is Your Favorite Water Slide? Enter our Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway Today!

Stay Tuned to find out if YOUR name comes up as one of the winners of our Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway sponsored by Altus Emergency Lake Jackson!

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Rules:

  • Social Media: You must Like, Share the Post Publicly & Tag Two Friends.
  • Email: You must supply a valid email address to receive your Raffle link.
  • You will rack up contest entries by sharing your link by email and/or social media pages, liking our social media pages and the unique clicks on your link. People who like, share and tag us publicly on social media posts will also be entered.
  • The winners will be rewarded with 4 free tickets to Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark.
  • In order to receive your prize, the winners must present a valid photo ID.
  • The following are not eligible to participate in the contest: employees of the company, affiliates, or any agency working with the company, and their immediate families.
  • Altus Emergency is not liable should the application or any Social Media site experience any issues or downtime.
  • Any disputes relating to eligibility will be determined solely by Altus Emergency.
  • Altus Emergency reserves the right to modify or discontinue this program at any time without prior notice.
  • The Raffle Draw will take place on 7-18-2017.

Lumberton ER Voted Home of the Best Registered Nurse

Lumberton ER Voted Home of the Best Registered Nurse for the Second Year in a Row

Altus Emergency  Center Lumberton Voted ‘Best’ Facility, Nurse

LUMBERTON, TX (March 2016) — For the second consecutive year, Altus Emergency Center Lumberton was voted Best Emergency Clinic and home of the Best Registered Nurse by the readers of The Hardin County News.
The annual reader’s choice awards published by the community newspaper recognized the Lumberton emergency center in February for being the best in 2016, having earned the same honor in 2015. Altus ER Lumberton was also named home of the Best R.N., going this year to Loreal Irvine.
Last year, Best R.N. was won by Kevin Garner, administrator of the Lumberton facility.  The Hardin County News is a division of The Beaumont Enterprise and Hearst Newspapers.  Altus Emergency Centers in Baytown and Lake Jackson have also been voted ‘Best’ by their respective newspapers,  with Lake Jackson R.N. Heather Hill also winning “Best Nurse.”
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