Doctors Express to Celebrate Grand Opening March 31 ““ April 2
New State-of-the-Art Urgent Care Facility to Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Community Open House featuring Activities and Tips for Keeping the Whole Family Healthy
Lake Oswego, OR (Vocus/PRWEB) March 25, 2011
As the national average wait time for an emergency room visit reaches more than four hours and family practitioners become increasingly overloaded, Doctors Express is a welcome alternative for patients in need of urgent care.
Doctors Express of Lake Oswego, part of a national group of independently owned urgent care facilities, is hosting a grand opening weekend celebration for the surrounding community including a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 and a community open house on Saturday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 17437 Boones Ferry Road.
Doctors Express offers high quality, low-cost urgent care in a patient-friendly environment and state-of-the-art facility. Unlike at emergency rooms and many other urgent care facilities, patients of Doctors Express will only wait an average of 20 minutes and be seen by a licensed physician. Doctors Express accepts most health insurance plans and the average out-of-pocket cost is only $125.
Doctors Express opened in Lake Oswego on March 21 as an alternative to often overcrowded and costly emergency rooms. The national average wait time in an emergency room is more than four hours and the average out-of-pocket cost for a visit is approximately $475.
To celebrate its grand opening, Doctors Express invites local community members and business leaders to a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 31.
On Saturday, April 2 community members from the Lake Oswego, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn and surrounding areas are welcome to visit the clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a special open house to:
- Tour the clinic and meet the doctors and staff
- Hear tips and tricks from the Doctors Express’ doctors on how to keep your family healthy and prepared for medical emergencies
- Participate in free fitness classes for the whole family
- Snack on healthy refreshments
- Enjoy face painting for kids
- Enter to win an iPad 2 and take home other free goodies
“We are excited to celebrate the grand opening of Doctors Express with the community,” said medical director Dr. Kelly Leaf. “My staff and I are here to provide high-quality treatment for acute injuries and illnesses in a patient-friendly environment. We hope our line-up of grand opening activities will also help members of the community stay healthy year round.”
Doctors Express urgent care centers also strive to be model citizens in the communities they serve. During the ribbon cutting ceremony, Doctors Express of Lake Oswego will make a contribution to the Lake Oswego School District Foundation (LOSDF), which recently launched its annual fundraising campaign to combat a deficit in the district of between $5 and $8 million. Doctors Express of Lake Oswego is proud to be a part of the effort to avoid teacher layoffs and cuts in school programs.
Doctors Express of Lake Oswego provides high-quality urgent care, treating acute illnesses, trauma, sports injuries, minor surgical care needs and common urgent care issues such as infections and broken bones. Doctors Express also offers on-site x-rays, lab services, pharmaceutical services, travel medicine, vaccinations, sports physicals, and occupational health services. Doctors Express of Lake Oswego features four treatment rooms in its 2,400-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, ample parking, and is located right off exit 290 on I-5. Doctors Express hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
About Doctors Express
Doctors Express is a national group of independently owned urgent care facilities offering comprehensive, high-quality medical care in a patient-friendly environment. All Doctors Express patients are seen by a licensed physician and will only wait an average of 20 minutes. Doctors Express provides treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses while offering a convenient, lower-cost alternative to visiting a hospital emergency room. For more information about Doctors Express of Lake Oswego, visit http://www.DoctorsExpressLakeOswego.com.
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