FastMed's 2nd Greensboro Location Underscores Need for Convenient, Affordable Medical Care
FastMed Underscores Need for Convenient, Affordable Medical Care, Opens Seven New Locations in North Carolina, Fills Gap Between Primary Care and Emergency Room
August 19, 2013 (Newswire.com) - http://www.fastmed.com/about-fastmed/fastmed-news/fastmeds-2nd-greensboro-location-underscores-need-for-convenient-affordable-medical-care
FastMed Urgent Care's growth continues to fill the widening gap in convenient, affordable care
August 19, 2013 - Clayton, NC - FastMed, the premier urgent care network in North Carolina, is opening a second walk-in clinic in Greensboro Saturday, August 24 off of 5402 West Market Street. FastMed's clinic will take the place of Blockbuster video across from Park Place Apartments and next to the Great Stops gas station.
Opening day, FastMed's medical staff will provide tours of the new, state of the art urgent care clinic, and be available for questions. FastMed visitors will receive free hand sanitizers and other give-a-ways as a thank you for stopping by. From August 24 through September 24, the new FastMed will provide free athletic sports physicals (normally $35) to students.
Each FastMed Urgent Care center provides walk-in treatment 365 days a year for common acute injuries such as lacerations and wounds, as well as treatment of sudden illnesses including allergic reactions, infections and the flu.
FastMed caters to patients with minor illnesses and injuries. They're not meant to replace emergency rooms or doctors' offices, but are less expensive than the emergency room and more convenient for non-life threatening medical conditions. Unlike a regular doctor's office, they don't require appointments.
The growth in urgent care centers like FastMed is expected to continue as millions of Americans gain health insurance for the first time next year. The Affordable Care Act increases the value of quality urgent care in local communities, providing patients a cheaper, more convenient alternative to the local hospital emergency room.
"We opened our first urgent care in Greensboro in November of 2011 and our response to the demand for affordable walk-in treatment is a second urgent care location to serve the needs of the community," said Jason A. Williams, MPAS, Ph.D, FastMed's founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eastern Region.
FastMed Urgent Care currently has 54 locations and beyond their second Greensboro location opening August 24, they are expanding with 6 new locations in North Carolina including the towns of Lumberton, Kernersville, Rocky Mount, Greenville, Henderson and Salisbury.
About FastMed Urgent Care:
FastMed Urgent Care is a North Carolina-based owner and operator of urgent care facilities with locations throughout North Carolina and Arizona. FastMed focuses on the delivery of non-appointment based medicine to the non-emergency patient market. The urgent care centers are open 365 days a year and are staffed with experienced and licensed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. For more information, please visit www.fastmed.com. FastMed is managed by an affiliated entity of one of the investment funds of the Comvest Group.
About the Comvest Group:
The Comvest Group, with $1.2 billion of assets under management, provides flexible financing solutions to lower middle-market companies through its equity and debt funds, often meeting time-critical and complex funding requirements. The firm includes seasoned, senior level operating executives who partner with managers and owners of companies to operationally improve businesses and create long-term value. Since 2000, Comvest has invested more than $1.5 billion of capital in over 105 public and private companies. For more information, please visit www.comvest.com.