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AMERICAN FAMILY CARE BREAKS GROUND ON ITS 60TH CLINIC IN FORT OGLETHORPE


November 17, 2014

American Family Care Breaks Ground on its 60th Clinic in Fort Oglethorpe

New clinic marks continued growth across Georgia and in the Chattanooga area

American Family Care (AFC), one of the largest and most established operators of urgent care and accessible primary care facilities in the country, continues to expand its national footprint this month, opening a new clinic in Georgia. AFC, the second largest privately owned urgent care operator in the U.S., continues to grow throughout Georgia, and this marks its seventh clinic in the state. The Fort Oglethorpe clinic is the company's 60th clinic and the second to open in the Chattanooga area.

The Fort Oglethorpe clinic, located at 26 Parkway Drive in Fort Oglethorpe, will break ground on November 21 at 11 a.m. The clinic joins six other AFC clinics in the state of Georgia, including Marietta, Prado, Roswell, Windward, Woodstock, and Gateway Road (Columbus).

"We're excited to offer folks in the Chattanooga area the opportunity to get further access to quality health care with our new clinic in Fort Oglethorpe," says Dr. Bruce Irwin, founder and CEO of American Family Care. "We are well-established in the state of Georgia and we are excited to expand in the Chattanooga area, providing another way for us to serve area residents, saving them time and money."

Founded by Irwin in Hoover, Ala., in 1982, AFC clinics offer primary, urgent and emergency care and occupational medicine. Over the past 32 years, the company has expanded its footprint from a handful of clinics in Alabama to over 50 clinics in several states, including Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida. In 2013, AFC acquired Doctors Express, the largest national urgent care franchise creating AFC/Doctors Express brands across the country. By the end of this year, AFC/DRX will operate more than 160 facilities in 26 states and will serve more than one million patients.

All AFC clinics are designed, equipped, and staffed to provide accessible primary care, urgent care, minor emergency treatment and occupational medicine. They use a high-tech, high touch approach, with digital x-rays, on-site lab testing, state of the art diagnostics, and electronic medical records. The clinics are staffed by kind, caring and compassionate health care professionals. The clinics are open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and no appointments are necessary.

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