(Rockwall, TX)—June 5, 2020. Please join the owners and staff at Rockwall and Royse City Urgent Care in welcoming back William Nicholas, PA, to Royse City Urgent Care. Captain Nicholas has been deployed with the U.S. Army in the United Arab Emirates for the last eight months serving as a Physician Assistant. We are so grateful for his service to our country but we’re also happy to have him back at the clinic.
Captain Nicholas’ worked as a PA, and his responsibilities included coordinating and running in-service clinics with a trainer. Together, they helped provide tips for soldiers to improve performance and help prevent injury. After President Trump ordered the strike on Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, Nicholas was tasked with coordinating mass casualty exercises with the coalition medical forces. While deployed in the U.A.E., Nicholas treated multiple patients, some of whom experienced very serious conditions, including kidney stones, DVT (deep vein thrombosis), and pericarditis. He also assisted in coronavirus management.
The team did more than just work while deployed. Nicholas played guitar during his down time to help him relax. His favorite MRE (Meal, Ready-to-Eat) was chili mac, but he didn’t enjoy the veggie omelet nearly as much. When asked what three things he missed the most about home, Nicholas answered quickly, “My family, working, and good American food.” After missing them for eight months, he’s eager to spend time with his family, including going on vacation later this summer.
The team at both Royse City Urgent Care and Rockwall Urgent Care are thankful Captain Nicholas has returned safely. We are grateful to have him as an integral part of our medical team, and we’re proud of the sacrifices he’s made on behalf of our nation.