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… working within the St. Luke’s Health System, reports. Just a few years later, she opened Life Savers Emergency Room.

“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 said. “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.”

Ikyaator now serves as the facility’s medical director, which allows her to be more hands-on with patients and administer the care they need, according to Essence. She explained her reasoning behind establishing Life Savers Emergency Room, recalling the long wait times patients would have to endure because of the overcrowded emergency rooms.

Since its grand opening in January 2016, Life Savers Emergency Room has received 5-star reviews on Google and popular social media platforms.

“You don’t know if there’s a heart attack waiting in the room, and you’re responsible for everyone that comes in there,” Ikyaator explained.

Keep up the great work Dr. Ikyaator! We appreciate you. We honor you. We see you!

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