Houston is the most populous city in the state of Texas and the fourth largest city in the United states. It is the most ethnically diverse city in the United states and it’s home to many cultural institutions along with the largest Medical Center in the world, where we have the privilege to see patients from around the city, the estate of Texas and the world. For a link that has some general ideas about the Texas Medical Center please click here.
The city extends over a large surface and it may be confusing to the newcomer, but the warmth of the Houstonians overcome the distances. We have many Cultural attractions both int he museum district as well as in the Theater district. It is worthwhile to the visitor to plan ahead a visit to this amazing sites. We are also home of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located. For the visitors interested in a high end shopping experience, the Galleria district is the place to visit.
Our economy is solid and it’s very diversified with a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics and transportation. It also leads in Healthcare and oilfield related businesses and has the second most Fortune 500 headquarters of any U.S municipality within it’s city limits (after New York City) The port of Houston ranks first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage handled.
During different times of the year, we have events that are worth considering like the Houston Rodeo or many sporting events including games from our main teams: Texans (NRG stadium) Houston Astros ( Minute Maid Stadium), Houston Rockets (Toyota Center) and the Dynamos (BBVA Compass Stadium).
A great place to plan your visit to Houston and see what events are available is the visit Houston link: Houston Hotels, Things To Do, Events, Restaurants & Vacation Planning.
Public transportation is not very practical in Houston. For this reason to ride in cabs or other services like uber and lyft may be a quick solution or to rent a car. There is a train like that joints downtown and The Medical Center. Please see Parking and transportation under patient resources
It is always easy to choose from a hotel near the medical center to stay, some of them are waling distance to our office. Many of the search engines for hotels make it very easy to find.