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Doctors Express of Danbury Medical Director Receives Civil Surgeon Designation

Industry: Medical

Urgent Care Clinic Now Poised to Expedite the Immigration Process

Danbury, CT (PRUnderground) July 23rd, 2013

Thomas R. Brown MD of Doctors Express Danbury has received his Civil Surgeon Certification, paving the way for Doctors Express to meet the needs of the incoming immigration population entering the Greater Danbury area.

There are few such designations in the state of Connecticut, so this appointment is a vital step in the Doctors Express mission: to be able to fully serve the general community, and to simplify an often complex process of the health care elements of the immigration & citizenship process.

People applying for citizenship will now be able to utilize Doctors Express for the entire healthcare process, rather than having to go through multiple steps in various locations.

Tom Kelly, managing Owner of Doctors Express is especially excited about this.

“In choosing our location we studied the demographics of the area and researched the needs of the population of Danbury and surrounding communities.  Through that process we identified that the health care elements of immigration can be cumbersome and in our effort to better serve the entire community it was important for us to achieve this designation and help streamline this process.  Many of our staff members, me included, are 1st or 2nd generation immigrants.  We are particularly sensitive to the magnitude of this process and the effect it has on the lives of immigrants and the generations who follow them.  We are honored to be able to help folks through this early stage of the process.”

Doctors Express employs many bi and tri-lingual staff members and providers, many of them having gone through the immigration process themselves, and can vouch for the often frustrating and confusing paperwork and procedures.

“It is our goal to streamline the healthcare portion of the process as much as possible for these patients, states Dr. Brown. “We purposefully hire staff members who are not only well equipped to work with the immigrant population, but who also understand the emotional component of naturalization. It brings all of us great satisfaction to help educate them and navigate this piece of their journey. “

“Every patient who comes to us for their immigration physical is given a warm welcome and an American Flag pin.  We like to make a big deal of it,” says Kelly.

About Doctors Express of Danbury

Founded by an emergency room physician seeking a more efficient, affordable and personable system for urgent care patients, AFC/ Doctors Express walk-in medical centers are sweeping the country as the nation’s largest urgent care franchise. AFC/Doctors Express provides state-of-the-art treatment for acute illness, trauma (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. In 2013, American Family Care acquired Doctors Express, further expanding its reach and available services. By the end of 2013, AFC/DRX will operate more than 140 facilities in 26 states, providing care to more than a million patients. For more information visit

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