Doctors Express Announces Its First Center in Northern Colorado
Fort Collins Resident Mark Damschroder will open the Center in June 2009, Damschroder plans to open more centers in Wyoming and Colorado
Baltimore, MD, Doctors Express announces its first urgent care center in Colorado. Fort Collins resident Mark Damschroder will own the new Northern Colorado center scheduled to open in June 2009. Damschroder plans to open other centers in Colorado and Wyoming.
"It's great to be able to bring this service to communities and I want to work as quickly as possible to get centers open," Damschroder said. "Doctors Express is a great way to help people and that's what drew me to urgent care. There's a tremendous need for urgent care services in our area."
"Our Emergency Rooms are overcrowded," Damschroder said noting the average ER wait time in Colorado is 3 and 1/2 hours, and in Wyoming it's 3. "I want to offer the highest quality health care, in state-of the-art facilities, from doctors who are really good at what they do and good with people. And I want to provide community-based urgent health care that's accessible and affordable."
For Damschroder bringing quality health care to communities is a family tradition. The son of a small town doctor, Damschroder grew up around medicine and saw what a critical role medicine played in his rural community. His father was the only doctor in their small town. "From delivering most of the babies in town or rushing to his office if someone was in an accident, my father helped people through the joys and traumas of their lives," Damschroder said. "And now that my mother needs more care I see firsthand what a strong impact caring physicians have. My mom, and most everyone, responds so well to quality healthcare that's delivered with compassion."
And that's why Damschroder decided to open Doctors Express urgent care centers. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, the Doctors Express mission is to deliver high-quality, compassionate health care, at convenient times and a value price. It's old fashioned medicine in state-of-the-art facilities.
Doctors Express physicians and support staff pride themselves in filling a niche in the urgent care market. They believe they must deliver the best possible medical care; but that care has to come with the right amount of TLC.
"I was attracted to the Doctors Express culture of co mpassionate and convenient medicine," Damschroder said. "And I'm hiring people who are attracted to that culture too. I'm building a team of physicians and staff who want high tech equipment and state-of-the-art facilities, but practice medicine with science and a heart. Doctors Express is known for being a great place to work and I'll continue that tradition in Northern Colorado."
We can offer the best of local ownership management and caring with proven streamlined processes that lower costs and red tape for patients and our doctors nurses and other staff so they can do what they do best which is practice medicine.
The new Northern Colorado Doctors Express center will offer state-of-the-art urgent care including:
- Urgent Care
Doctors Express provides treatment for injuries and illnesses - offering a convenient, lower-cost alternative to visiting a hospital emergency department. Services offered include care for colds, flu allergic reactions, ear and sinus infections, pneumonia, minor burns, skin rashes, sprains, broken bones, cuts and scrapes, and sports injuries.
- Digital X-Ray Services
The new Doctors Express will be equipped with on-site digital x-ray equipment.
- Lab Work
The new Doctors Express facility's laboratory, which meets CLIA standards, provides on-site service for the vast majority of tests required by urgent care patients while the patient is in the center. The few tests that can't be handled on-site are sent out.
Doctors Express dispenses prescription drugs, such as antibiotics and pain medications, saving patients a trip to the pharmacy.
- Occupational Health
Doctors Express provides Occupational Health services for employees and employers. These services include treatment for workplace injuries covered by Workers' Compensation, as well as drug screenings, travel immunizations, pre-employment physicals and work -site flu shots.
- Physician to Physician Relationships
Doctors Express does not offer primary care medicine. Doctors Express treats people with acute illnesses and coordinates with the patient's primary care physician. If the patient doesn't have a primary care physician or specialist, Doctors Express offers a list of referrals.
The Doctors Express site team has developed state-of-the-art centers that are comfortable and inviting. The 2,000 square foot center will have a spacious and relaxing waiting area, multiple exam rooms, an x-ray facility, a lab and prescription drugs.
"When people are in pain or not feeling well, they want a comfortable place to be treated and someone who will care for them," Damschroder said. "They want to see a doctor who will help them get back to their families and jobs quickly and safely."
Damschroder, an entrepreneur, has 20 years of business experience. During a career that's taken him around the world, he spent 14 years as an executive with Caterpillar where one of his major roles was focusing on developing and implementing best practices for corporate responsibility to communities and employees.
He led the effort to refine Caterpillar's code of conduct which said building trust was the best way to enhance reputation, but more importantly being true to your word and living your values is the right thing to do.
"I want to build a system of urgent care centers in Colorado and Wyoming that people respect and admire," Damschroder said. "Centers that become synonymous with helping people and making communities better and stronger. I can't wait to get the doors open."
Doctors Express at a Glance
With a mission to change the way urgent care is delivered in the United States, Doctors Express is a Baltimore, Maryland medical organization providing high-quality, compassionate urgent care to communities across the country. Our medicines treat aches and pains and our physicians treat fears. Join our health care revolution. Interviews views and photos are available upon request.