(PRWEB) December 06, 2012 - Doctors Express, the first ever nationally franchised urgent care, continues to expand across the country by opening six new centers by the end of the year. The centers will open in Greenville, South Carolina, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bound Brook, New Jersey and Waltham, Saugus and North Andover Massachusetts. Doctors Express has a total of 58 centers open nationwide with 145 franchise territories sold in 25 states.
Company leaders say the continued expansion shows the Doctors Express concept fills a desperate need in this country for quality, affordable and accessible healthcare.
“When people are sick, they don’t want to waste their entire day waiting for their doctor and they don’t need the full scale resources or expense of a hospital emergency room,” says David Sedgwick, President of Doctors Express. “We provide a high quality, low cost, healthcare solution.”
Company leaders also say Doctors Express is growing because it’s attractive to business people and investors as a recession-resistant business opportunity with a proven track record for success.
“People recognize this as a golden opportunity with amazing growth potential. Plus, they can own a medical facility without having a medical background,” says Sedgwick. “We’re also attracting doctors as owners who want to escape the long hours and sinking profits of private practice.”
Doctors Express walk-in medical centers stand out from other urgent care centers by offering a consistent, broad range of treatment and services on the spot. Doctors and physician’s assistants will diagnose and treat illnesses, dispense medication and have capabilities to X-ray and set broken bones, all under one roof.
The centers also have on-site labs that give quick test results for ailments such as mono and strep throat and will perform employment and sports physical exams, drug screenings and work-site inoculations for employers. Plus, the average wait time to see a doctor or nurse’s assistant is only 15-20 minutes.
Doctors Express was founded in Baltimore in 2005 by an emergency room physician seeking a more efficient, affordable and personable system for urgent care patients. In 2012, the business was acquired by Phoenix-based Immediate Clinic. Doctors Express walk-in medical centers are sweeping the country as America’s first nationally branded urgent care centers. Doctors Express provides state-of-the-art treatment for acute illness, trauma and sports injuries (including minor surgical procedures) and has on-site laboratory and digital x-ray service as well as medication dispensing. Pre-employment physicals, drug screening and treatment of work related injuries are also available to local employers. Visit http://www.doctorsexpress.com.