Meet Our Founder
Peter Lamelas, MD, MBA, Founder, Executive Chairman & Chief of Staff
Dr. Peter Lamelas founded MD Now Urgent Care with his wife in 2005 and is residency trained in Internal Medicine and Board Certified in Emergency Medicine (ABPS-AAPS). He has 17 years of experience as the Emergency Department Medical Director at West Palm Beach Hospital and a total of over 20 years of experience in emergency medicine and EMS. Dr. Lamelas is certified by the State of Florida as a workers’ compensation provider and previously oversaw the workers’ compensation program at West Palm Beach Hospital. He is also certified as a U.S. Civil Surgeon and has been an FAA Flight Medical Examiner.
Dr. Lamelas was elected to the Board of Directors of the Urgent Care Association of America and was on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine. In 2001, he received a gubernatorial appointment from Florida Governor Jeb Bush to serve as one of twelve doctors on the State of Florida Board of Medicine and he was the elected Vice Chairman, as well as Chairman of Rules and Quality Assurance committees. Dr. Lamelas is a long-standing member and Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and member of the Palm Beach County Medical Society and Florida Medical Association. He helped pioneer the creation of Urgent Care Certification criteria and is on the UCAOA Certification-Accreditation as well as Legislative Committees.
Meet Our Chief Medical Officer
Jeffrey Collins, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Jeffrey Collins is Chief Medical Officer at MD Now Urgent Care. He previously served as Chief Medical Officer for ConvenientMD, one of the largest urgent care providers in New England. He was Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Urgent Care Center in Chelsea from 2001-2012. He also served as Medical Director of the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement in Boston from 2007-2012.
Collins has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Urgent Care Foundation and on the Board of Directors of the Urgent Care Association of America. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine as well as multiple other committees for UCAOA, JCAHO, National Quality Forum, and others.
He has conducted research on urgent care access, urgent care referral practices, the role of urgent care centers in population health management, community health and others. Collins graduated Cum Laude from Bowdoin College with a dual major in Biochemistry and Anthropology. He did graduate work in social and medical anthropology at the University of Rochester and completed his fieldwork in Maharasthra, India as a U.S. Department of Education National Graduate Fellow. He graduated Cum Laude from the Boston University School of Medicine and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his residency in the Harvard Medical School Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program. He was selected as a National Health Service Scholar and is currently an Ambassador with the NHSC.
He has taught medical students and residents at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University School of Medicine, and several other institutions. He is the recipient of multiple teaching and preceptor awards. He is married and has three children.