Clearwater, FL – May 29, 2014 Doctors Express Urgent Care franchise in Clearwater, Florida, firmly believes that everyone should support their community and have an active role in a not-for-profit that benefits everyone. Special Olympics turned out to be the perfect “fit” where Doctors Express could make a big difference. Beginning on May 1st of this year, Doctors Express began offering free physical exams for Tampa Bay Special Olympics Florida – Pinellas County athletes.
Franchise owner, Paul Peiffer stated that “Special Olympics Florida – Pinellas County is such an important organization that transforms lives. And, an important part of a healthy life is physical fitness. We felt that by offering free physical exams we could do our part in supporting Special Olympics Florida – Pinellas County and potential Special Olympics athletes.” Peiffer adds “Our practice is unique in that every athlete (and patient) is seen and treated by a physician.”
Doctors Express (www.DoctorsExpressClearwater.com), located at 1500 North McMullen Booth Road (across from Ruth Eckerd Concert Hall), is open seven days a week, Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm and from 9am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. No appointments are necessary. These flexible hours make it extremely convenient for both Special Olympics athletes and patients in general.
Doctors Express’ mission is to treat every patient with respect and compassion. Peiffer adds, “we encourage anyone with a potential Special Olympics Florida – Pinellas County athlete to come in for their free physical and become a part of the Special Olympics, now celebrating its 45th year.” To learn more about Special Olympics Florida – Pinellas County and their mission of providing “year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities”, go to http://www.specialolympicsflorida.org.
About American Family Care: American Family Care is the second largest privately owned urgent care operator in the country. D. Bruce Irwin, M.D. founded the company in 1982 in Hoover, Ala., with a business model of “putting the patient first.” The clinics are designed, equipped and staffed to provide accessible primary care, urgent care, minor emergency treatment and occupational medicine. AFC clinics use a high-tech, high-touch approach to medical care, with digital x-rays, laboratories and medication dispensing available on-site. AFC also offers a Specialty clinic (general surgery, WeighToLive, and U-Save Pharmacy at many of its clinics. In 2013, AFC acquired Doctors Express, the largest national urgent care franchise. By the end of 2014, AFC will operate more than 160 facilities in 26 states, providing care to more than a million patients. For more information, visit www.americanfamilycare.com.
About AFC/Doctors Express Urgent Care: 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 2014, AFC/Doctors Express will operate more than 160 facilities in 26 states, providing care to more than a million patients. For more information visit http://www.doctorsexpress.com or http://www.americanfamilycare.com.