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MD Now Urgent Care Appoints New Chief Medical Officer

Posted on April 5, 2017 and filed under Press Releases

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South Florida’s Largest Urgent Care Provider Strengthens Resources with Recent Hire 

MD Now Urgent Care announced today that Jeffrey Collins, MD, has joined the company, signaling a commitment to the further growth of what is already the largest and fastest growing urgent care provider in South Florida. Dr. Collins brings a wealth of urgent care experience, having served as the Chief Medical Officer for ConvenientMD, one of the largest urgent care providers in New England, 11 years as Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Urgent Care Center in Chelsea, and five years as Medical Director of the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement in Boston.

In addition to his previous positions, Dr. Collins has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Urgent Care Foundation, as well as on the Board of Directors of the Urgent Care Association of America. He also sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine, and multiple other committees for UCAOA, JCAHO, and the National Quality Forum.

Dr. Jeffrey Collins graduated cum laude from the Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency in the Harvard Medical School Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program. He joins MD Now as Chief Medical Officer and will fulfill his role within the company as it continues its expansion of easily accessible, high-quality urgent care throughout Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties.

“We’re excited to have such an esteemed colleague join the MD Now leadership team,” says Peter Lamelas, MD, CEO and Chief of Staff of MD Now Urgent Care. “Jeffrey’s wealth of experience and leadership skills in the urgent care arena will help us take MD Now to the next level of growth. Even more important, his experience will enable us to carefully maintain the same high-quality standard of care that earned us our current strong position.”

Michael Holton, President & COO of MD Now Urgent Care, adds, “We look forward to working with a medical officer with such an impressive background in the urgent care field. We’re confident that Dr. Jeffrey Collins is the right addition to further our patient promise of ‘the right care, right when you need it.’ We feel fortunate to have found such a highly qualified individual for this essential role within our company.”

About MD Now Urgent Care Centers

MD Now® Urgent Care Walk-In Medical Centers is the leading provider of fast and affordable urgent care to adults and children in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties. Our state-of-the-art, walk-in medical centers are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to deliver an affordable and convenient alternative to long emergency room wait times and the limited hours of family physicians. No appointment is necessary and major insurance plans are accepted. In addition to providing a comprehensive range of urgent care services to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries, our multiple locations offer digital x-rays, EKG, ultrasounds, lab testing, physicals, immunizations, vaccines, physical therapy, occupational medicine, travel medicine and selected primary care services. Find the medical care you need with the convenience you want at MD Now. Call: 888-MDNow-911, online: www.MDNow.com

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