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The Right Choice Urgent Care Mission

At Right Choice Urgent Care, we will provide the optimal patient experience by delivering superior healthcare through knowledgeable, compassionate, professionals. We will continuously improve our clinic by responding to the immediate and long-term needs of the community, and by keeping up-to-date on industry standards for our operations and equipment. We want our patients to trust that their health and comfort are Right Choice Urgent Care’s top priority at all times.


Right Choice Urgent Care, PLLC is registered in the state of Texas, operating as Right Choice Urgent Care. The company is owned by George Pettit, MD, PhD. and Joshua Richard, FNP.

Meet our Providers

George Pettit, MD

George Pettit received his BA from Kent State University in June 1969. He went on to receive is PhD in Physiology and Biomedical Physics in 1974 and his MD in 1981, both from Baylor College of Medicine. From 1981 to 1984 he completed his residency in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Pettit has held multiple positions throughout his career. He has held multiple positions in education and as a medical director in the hospital setting. In 1973, George was commissioned as a Captain in the US Army. He served most of his four-year term as a Research Physiologist at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Since 1982, Dr. Pettit has held multiple Staff Physician positions at hospitals in Texas and Ohio.

Dr. Pettit holds active memberships with the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the American Physiology Society.

He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. George was married to his late wife Cheri in 2003 and has seven children. 

Josh Richard, FNP-C

Josh received his LVN Certification from Lamar State College in Orange, Texas in 2000. He also earned his Associate of Applied Science in both Business and Nursing in 2002. In 2004, Josh received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN) from Lamar University Beaumont and his Master of Science in Nursing (FNP) from UTMB – Galveston in 2012.

Josh has held multiple nursing positions, including rehabilitation, med-surg, and emergency room. From September 2004 to October 2005, he worked at LAC/USC as an On Assignment Traveler/ER/Jail Ward ER nurse in Los Angeles.

Since 2012, Mr. Richard has been working in ER, family practice, and urgent care settings, with his past four (4) years working solely in the urgent care setting. Recently, he made the decision to dedicate his time and energy to the process of opening Right Choice Urgent Care, PLLC.

Mr. Richard holds active memberships with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Houston Area Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Alpha Beta Gamma, and Free and Accepted Mason Gate City Lodge #31.

He is certified in BLS, ACLS, PALS and is NIH Stroke Scale Certified.

Josh and his wife Shannon have been married for 14 years and have 3 children.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, attending sporting events, and cooking outdoors.

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