Who we are
Our skilled and caring staff will provide you with excellent service and health care. We have expertise in most fields of medicine, including pediatrics and geriatrics, so we are up to the minute in diagnosing and treating disease and injuries. Our providers can organize referrals and direct you to the appropriate specialist(s), or refer back to your primary care physician and coordinate follow-up care.
At Freedom Urgent Care, each patient is evaluated as a unique individual. We take pride in our service to the public and will treat you with dignity and compassion. Your healthcare is our utmost priority. Our dedicated staff can treat minor injuries and illnesses; such as upper respiratory infections, sore throat, eye/ear infections, fractures, lacerations, allergic reactions, urinary tract infections, and many more. Along with these we also provide a wide variety of diagnostic and preventative services; which include lab work, x-rays, vaccinations, and physicals.
Dr. Stephen R. Ellison - Medical Director
Dr. Stephen R. Ellison is a practicing Emergency Physician licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. He has practiced Emergency Medicine in numerous settings in Central Texas since 2001. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Ellison also serves with the state’s premier urban search and rescue team, Texas Task Force – 1.
Dr. Ellison is a native of San Marcos, TX and a graduate of Jack C. Hays high school in Kyle, TX. He received his B.S. in Biology from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, TX in 1987. He then enlisted as a Private First Class medic in the U.S. Army, serving in the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, GA. He was the Enlisted Honor Graduate of his Ranger School class and participated in the parachute assault of Torrorrijos / Tocumen Airport, Panama during Operation: Just Cause. In 1991, then Sergeant Ellison was accepted to medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio on a U.S. Army scholarship. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree and promotion to Captain in 1995. His transitional internship was performed at Brooke Army Medical Center. He then served as the initial company commander and program director for the new Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center, Ft. Bragg, NC where he supervised the training of enlisted medical personnel for the Army Special Forces, Rangers, USAF Pararescue, USMC Marine RECON and USN SEAL units. In 2001 he Graduated from the joint Brooke Army Medical Center – Wilford Hall Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency in San Antonio, TX and was promoted to the rank of Major. While stationed at Ft. Hood, TX assigned to the 36th Medical Evacuation Battalion, Major Ellison was deployed in support of Operation: Iraqi Freedom during the initial phase of combat operations into Iraq. Attached to the 3rd Infantry Division, Major Ellison was one of the first medical personnel to arrive at Saddam Hussein International Airport in April 2003 during the initial operations to secure Baghdad. Dr. Ellison resigned from the Army in 2004 and currently resides in Central Texas with his wife and children.
Our team is dedicated to providing you high quality medical care in a caring, respectful manner. We make a special effort to clearly explain everything to you regarding your health, medicine, treatment, etc. If you have questions, or if something is not understandable, please ask us. All of our clinicians are respectful and comfortable with a wide range of diversity. We provide excellent medical services in a pleasant, efficient, and friendly atmosphere.
LOCATION & CONTACTS
300 W. Central Texas Expressway,
Harker Heights, TX 76548