Two Great Companies Are Coming Together
One of the largest providers of accessible healthcare in the Southeast, American Family Care (AFC) enjoys a national reputation for delivering the highest levels of patient satisfaction in a broad range of medical services. On April 15, 2013, American Family Care acquired Doctors Express, the largest urgent care franchise in the United States.
American Family Care is now the second largest privately owned urgent care operator in the country. The combined strengths of the two companies expand exceptional patient care nationwide for accessible primary care, urgent care, minor emergency treatment and occupational medicine.
A pioneer in accessible primary care and urgent care, over 30 years ago American Family Care opened one of the very first urgent care clinics in the country in Birmingham, AL. “We are excited to combine our deep medical experience and commitment to excellence with Doctors Express’ talented urgent care professionals and franchisees as we work together to create a new benchmark for top quality medical care,” says D. Bruce Irwin, M.D., owner and founder of American Family Care.
“As we expand our national footprint and broaden our reach, we provide Americans the solution of affordable, accessible and high quality care. This is critical because as our nation’s healthcare model continues to evolve, the number of insured patients without a primary care physician will increase. When patients walk through our doors, they can rest assured they will receive the best accessible primary care, urgent care, family care and occupational medicine. It is our mission to provide the best healthcare possible, in a kind and caring environment, while respecting the rights of all patients, in an economical manner, at times and locations convenient to the patient.”
Patients will receive the same careful attention from the professional medical staff and local owners they’ve come to trust – plus some added services and conveniences that will make it even easier to get “The Right Care. Right Now.”