“Working in a free-standing ER allows me to spend more time with patients, helping them understand why they are experiencing the symptoms they have and explaining how the treatment plan is going to work.”
Dr. Archer was born and raised in a military family in California. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam era, stayed in the reserves after four years of active duty, and received a degree in biochemistry before attending medical school at Uniformed Services University of Health & Sciences. He resumed active duty until 2002, serving with the Navy and U.S. Marines, during which he served in the first Persian Gulf War and as the lone doctor on a ship. Upon retirement from military service, Dr. Archer began working in Marshall and at both hospitals in Longview. Now with HHER24, Dr. Archer and his wife Gina enjoy travel, scuba diving, hunting, and boating.