The first national urgent care franchise, Doctors Express, is opening a new location in Edgewater on Jan. 15. This will be the fourth Doctors Express office in Maryland. The goal of this new healthcare chain is to “redefine the patient experience by eliminating long waits associated with emergency room visits and the common challenge of scheduling doctor appointments on short notice.” Baltimore-area physician, Dr. Rinde Fadirepo, has teamed up with two franchise managers to deliver affordable, efficient, non-emergency treatment, even at times when most other primary care offices are closed, such as nights and weekends.
The Doctors Express Edgewater walk-in medical center will offer a consistent, broad range of treatment and services on the spot. Dr. Fadirepo and the medical staff will diagnose and treat illnesses, dispense medication and have the capabilities to x-ray and set broken bones, all under one roof. The center also has an on-site lab that gives quick test results for ailments such as mono and strep throat and will provide physical exams, drug screenings and inoculations for local employers. The lab is set up to perform many additional diagnostic tests including complete blood counts (CBC), full blood chemistry urinalysis, DOT drug tests, pregnancy tests, STD tests and many more. The average wait time to see a Doctors Express physician is only 15 – 20 minutes.
“Urgent care fills a void in the medical system, treating those cases which do not require the resources and expense of a hospital emergency room,” says Dr. Fadirepo. “Patients want to be treated by experienced physicians without spending a long day in a waiting room. We believe Doctors Express is an efficient, low-cost healthcare solution that will improve access to quality medical care throughout the Anne Arundel area. Every aspect of our business will center on patient/customer satisfaction.”
Currently, there are 44 Doctors Express centers up and running throughout the country. A total of 143 franchises have been awarded in 24 states and 70 will be operating by the end of 2012. The long term goal is to have 1,000 Doctors Express centers across the nation, so that a recognizable, reliable healthcare option is available wherever you travel in the U.S.
Doctors Express Edgewater is having its Grand Opening & Open House on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m.
It is located at 3059 Solomons Island Rd., Suite F-2, Edgewater, MD, 21037.
Center hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
About Doctors Express:
Doctors Express was founded in Baltimore in 2005 by an emergency room physician and two business executives in Towson, Maryland, seeking a more efficient, affordable and personable system for urgent care patients. Doctors Express walk-in medical centers are sweeping across the country as America’s first nationally branded urgent care centers. Doctors Express provides state-of-the-art, non-emergency treatment for acute illness, trauma and sports injuries (including minor surgical procedures) and has on-site laboratory and digital x-ray service. Pre-employment physicals, drug screening and treatment of work related injuries are also available to local employers. Visit DoctorsExpress.com