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.
In 2016, he received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Urgent Care Association of America for his commitment to advancing urgent care medicine and the UCAOA.