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Dr. Akash Bhagat on Free-Standing Emergency Rooms

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Texas suffers from a shortage of medical professionals. Many residents wind up turning to the emergency room for immediate medical care. That’s led to a rise in “free standing ERs, without the long waits of hospital ERs but with comparably higher costs. Dr. Akash Bhagat is the owner and medical director of Memorial Emergency Center and Memorial Heights Emergency Center. He joins Andrew Schneider on the Bauer Business Focus.