Urgent Care Center Opens in the Bronx

Industry: Healthcare

Doctors Express Bronx Opens in New Throgs Neck Shopping Center

Bronx, NY (PRUnderground) November 25th, 2014

The second Doctors Express urgent care walk-in clinic in New York opened yesterday along with Target, Applebee’s and other other retail giants at the new Throgs Neck Shopping Center at 843 Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx, a stone’s throw from the Whitestone Bridge.

The Bronx urgent care center will be open 7 days a week, and will offer extended hours to best serve the shopping center’s patrons and surrounding community: weekdays from 8am to 10pm and weekends from 8am-8pm.

With a staff of board certified Physicians, Physician Assistants and APRN’s, x-ray technologists, and medical assistants, the urgent care center will employ between 15-20 full and part-time local employees.

“The Bronx made sense to us as our next urgent care center for many reasons, not the least of which is because I am from this area, grew up here and I raised my family here. The Bronx is my hometown- as a matter of fact, I remember the fires of 1977 that nearly destroyed it, so it is a dream come true to now, 37 years later , be able to bring these vital services to my hometown.” said Dr. Michael Tugetman, medical director and co-owner of the center.

Tugetman stressed that “this section of the Bronx is lacking an urgent care center that caters exclusively to walk in traffic. At Doctors Express we are purely Urgent Care.  We do not take appointments, and every patient walking through our doors is given high priority.  Our objective is to offer, fast, efficient and affordable care and to have patients treated and out the door in less than one hour. Also we have a Spanish speaking staff member on duty at all times.”

“The intent of the facility is not to compete with area hospitals or primary care physicians, but to complement their services and make convenient care easily accessible to the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx and all the surrounding communities.”   

Additionally, the center makes a great effort to reach out to the community with health related preventative and educational videos called the Doctors Express Medical Minute, as well as through social media, specifically their Facebook page, Twitter and Google +.

Dan Purugganan, managing partner added: “Not only will Doctors Express Bronx help reduce the burden of overworked emergency departments, but it will cut down the wait time for patients with non-life threatening emergencies. In addition, being within a high traffic- shopping plaza with easy, free and convenient parking makes immediate medical care more accessible than ever. ”

Just like its sister facility in Hartsdale NY, the state of the art walk-in clinic has its own on-site laboratory and digital x-ray equipment, enabling doctors to diagnose and treat illnesses, and apply splints, all under one roof.  Additional services include all typical urgent care services, such as treating flu, upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections and concussions, plus pre-employment exams, drug testing, breath alcohol tests, sports and school physicals, DOT physicals, pre-surgical physicals and vaccinations, including travel vaccinations.

Doctors Express Bronx accepts most insurance’s including Medicaid and Medicare, as well as many of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance plans, cash and credit card rates for self-pay patients.

Watch the Grand Opening Video here

About Doctors Express Bronx

Founded by an emergency room physician seeking a more efficient, affordable and personable system for urgent care patients, AFC/ Doctors Express walk-in urgent care 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. At this point in 2014 AFC/DRX operate over 140 facilities in 26 states, providing care to more than a million patients. Connecticut locations can be found in Danbury, Stamford, Bridgeport and West Hartford, as well as in Hartsdale Visit their website at www.doctorsexpressbronx.com

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