Doctors Express, a nationwide chain of urgent care centers has signed a lease at 3000 Summer Street, in the space formerly home to Jose Grant Jewelers.
Due to open this spring, the Stamford urgent care center will provide state-of-the-art treatment for acute illness and trauma (including minor surgical procedures) and be a viable alternative for emergency room care. Doctors Express will have an on-site laboratory and digital x-ray service as well as medication dispensing, enabling doctors to diagnose and treat illnesses, dispense medication, and set broken bones, according to an announcement.
The urgent care center will be a walk- in clinic and will employ 15 to 20 people, including board certified physicians, physician assistants, x-ray technicians, medical assistants, and lab techs.
“We looked at communities through the state and decided to open Doctors Express here because Stamford is one of the more underserved markets for urgent care services,” said owner Brad Radulovacki. “Currently with only one other big urgent care provider-Stamford Hospital and Stamford Hospital’s Tully Health Center, many of Stamford’s residents have to drive three plus miles to get to an urgent care facility.” The Center will be located centrally, in the Bulls Head section of Stamford.
Jack Condlin, president of the Stamford Chamber of Commerce said that the walk in clinic will be a welcome amenity for residents.
“Doctors Express should benefit our community by relieving pressure on overburdened hospital emergency rooms and by cutting wait times for medical treatment,” Condlin said.
Radulovacki said he is committed to the goal of seeing and treating patients in less than an hour. “The goal is to both help unburden the hospital emergency rooms and cut down on wait time by providing an alternate source of care for minor emergencies and illnesses, and to be a valuable medical care choice for Stamford residents who need to be seen without an appointment. “
Doctors Express will accept most insurances. Visit their website at http://DoctorsExpressStamford.com