Nov 30, 201111:42 AMDaily Biz Briefs
National urgent care franchise launching in Kent
"Urgent care fills a void in the medical system, treating those cases which do not require the resources and expense of a hospital emergency room or when a patient may not be able to get in to see their primary care physician," Gibbs said. The Doctors Express walk-in medical center differs from other medical centers by offering a broad range of treatment and services under one roof. Physicians will diagnose and treat illnesses, dispense medication and have the capabilities to X-ray and set broken bones.
The centers also include on-site labs that give quick test results for ailments such as mono and strep throat, provide treatment for workplace injuries covered by workers' compensation, drug and alcohol screenings, pre-employment and sports physicals, as well as travel immunizations and vaccinations.
Gibbs has practiced emergency medicine for nearly 25 years, working in one of the busiest hospitals in Seattle. She is board certified in emergency medicine and internal medicine and is fluent in Spanish.
Currently, there are 38 Doctors Express centers throughout the country.