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VIDEO: Focus on Dr. Foye Ikyaator, Youngest Nigerian Doctor To Open ER In Texas


Dr. Foye Ikyaator, the youngest doctor to open an Emergency Room in Texas, and her husband, Orseer Ikyaator of Houston TX opens a medspa and family practice—Foye MD and Spa, and second location of Life Savers Emergency Room.


Dr. Foye, a Nigerian-American was the first black woman recognized as the youngest to open a standalone ER. Life Savers is a freestanding ER that provides emergency medical care, board certified physicians, nursing, radiology and medical assistant staff.  There are no-wait times compared to general hospital ERs. In 2017 Life Savers ER offered $180,000 in services to the City of Houston during Hurricane Harvey.


Since opening their ER, the Ikyaators were featured on NPR radio, Essence, Ebony, Black America Web, ABC 13 Eyewitness News, Houston Chronicle, and other media outlets.  Dr. Foye is a woman, wife, mother, under 35, African American, and second-generation immigrant.  Her story evokes applause from everyone; and a deeper dive by those mapping out their own success. Dr. Foye’s girth is understood by her ability to perform as a wife, mother, doctor and entrepreneur – a feat that millions of women aspire to achieve.

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