Urgent Care - Atlanta Medical Center Joins MedPost -
A New National Network of Urgent Care Centers
Urgent Care - Atlanta Medical Center, with locations on Buford Highway and at Camp Creek, now has a new name: MedPost Urgent Care. While continuing their partnership with Atlanta Medical Center, the centers become part of a new and growing national network of urgent care centers launched by Tenet Healthcare to provide high-quality, efficient and convenient health services. The MedPost network currently consists of 23 urgent care centers in eight states.
Although they will have a new name, the urgent care centers will continue to be staffed with the same physicians and other healthcare professionals. MedPost Urgent Care centers are easy to spot with an eye-catching red and black logo highlighted with an exclamation point. The walk-in centers are open seven days a week with extended hours to provide high quality care for residents in their communities.
“Our goal is to provide the right type of care at the right time in a convenient and compassionate way,” said Genia Sutton, Southeast Regional Director of MedPost Urgent Care. “We play an important role in providing timely care for people when their primary care physician is not available and also for those individuals who are without a regular doctor, relieving the strain on busy emergency departments that are equipped to handle more serious patient conditions.”
MedPost Urgent Care centers also provide follow-up care and specialty referrals when needed. They are staffed with physician specialists in primary care, internal medicine and emergency medicine, as well as nurse practitioners and other health professionals. The facilities are equipped with X-ray and laboratory capabilities and provide a comprehensive array of services ranging from flu shots and other immunizations to treatment for such things as upper respiratory infections, sinus problems, allergic reactions, fever, ear aches and orthopedic injuries.
Currently, MedPost Urgent Care centers are located in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. Most were operating under a variety of different names prior to being rebranded as MedPost; three of the centers are brand new. The goal is to double the number of MedPost facilities by the end of 2014.
According to Todd Goodall, chief business development officer at Atlanta Medical Center, “We are proud to be a partner with MedPost Urgent Care to provide quality, convenient care. By renaming our urgent care center as part of the MedPost network, we will be able to participate in building a strong, trusted network of urgent care centers around the country.”
For more information about MedPost Urgent Care, please visit www.medpost.com, or contact the Buford Highway location at 404-679-1333 or the Camp Creek location at 404-344-7286.
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About Atlanta Medical Center
Founded in 1901, Atlanta Medical Center is a 762-bed acute care hospital, with campuses in downtown Atlanta and East Point, GA. It is the second largest licensed-bed hospital in Georgia. A teaching hospital, Atlanta Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center and Advanced Primary Stroke Center, earning numerous national awards for its treatment of stroke. It is widely recognized for its women’s services program, including water births, and the hospital’s weight‐loss program is designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. Atlanta Medical Center is the Official Healthcare Partner of Georgia Tech Athletics and provides sports medicine coverage to Atlanta Public Schools student athletes. To learn more about Atlanta Medical Center, a facility accredited by The Joint Commission, visit www.atlantamedcenter.com.