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MD Now Urgent Care Centers: First in Florida to Receive UCAOA Certification in Urgent Care
Date:6/29/2009

toward providing patients with access to appropriate levels of care.

What's the difference between an urgent care center and an ER or doctor's office?

While some doctors extend their hours on a limited basis in the evenings or on the weekends, not all would be considered "urgent care" by the Urgent Care Association of America - or most insurance companies, for that matter. Retail clinics located within supermarkets or similar retail facilities, pain management clinics, or chiropractic offices also do not qualify as urgent care due to their limited scope of services.

Nor do most insurance companies consider it urgent care when hospital emergency rooms hold themselves out to the public as urgent care or "fast track" units, then later bill patients based on the same exorbitant fee schedule used by the emergency department. A series of recent articles in the Chicago Tribune reveals this problem as a growing concern to consumers.

About MD Now Urgent Care Walk-In Medical Centers

MD Now Urgent Care Walk-In Medical Centers is the leading provider of urgent care medical services in Palm Beach County, Florida, offering services including, but not limited to, urgent care, primary care and occupational medicine. Most patients are seen, treated and released in less than an hour.

For a growing number of large employers and small businesses who are required by law to provide treatment for their employees who become injured on the job, MD Now Urgent Care Centers are the logical choice for corporate medical care.

MD Now's medical centers are open from 8:00am to 8:00pm and are located in Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Royal Palm Beach, and Boca Raton. Two new locations are scheduled to open in the fall of 2009 in West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach.

The founder of the centers, Dr. Peter Lamelas, spent almost 17 years running one of the busiest emergency departments in Palm Beach County at C
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