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1st Nationally Franchised Urgent Care Expands to Woodbridge

From Katy Millberg of Doctors Express:

Woodbridge, VA – November 10, 2010 – Doctors Express, the first ever national urgent care franchise, has awarded a territory to a local couple who plan to revolutionize medical care in the Lake Ridge area of Woodbridge with a new concept in healthcare.  Keith and Rhonda Pellicano have more than 20 years combined experience as business owners and operators.  They’ve been awarded the exclusive rights to the Doctors Express center in the Woodbridge area, along with their business partner, Dr. Constantine Chienku.  The team plans to establish a high quality walk-in medical center that is comfortable and convenient for patients.     

“We are excited to be awarded this tremendous opportunity with Doctors Express and look forward to providing patient-focused, affordable healthcare to Woodbridge area patients,” says Rhonda Pellicano. “This region needs a new healthcare solution, and we believe this is it.”

The Doctors Express walk-in medical center differs from other medical clinics by offering a consistent, broad range of treatment and services on the spot. Under one roof, experienced physicians will diagnose and treat illnesses, dispense medication and have the capabilities to x-ray and set broken bones. The centers also include on-site labs that give quick test results for ailments such as mono and strep throat. Plus, the average wait time to see a physician is only 15 – 20 minutes. This is the first time urgent care has been nationally franchised.  The national franchise will benefit the local Doctors Express by sharing best practices across all centers and leveraging its size to keep prices lower for local consumers.

Local physician, Dr. Chienku, is a highly credentialed doctor who will deliver affordable, efficient, non-emergency treatment to almost anyone who walks in.  He has teamed up with Doctors Express franchise owners, the Pellicanos, to assist them in managing the business.  Dr. Chienku will treat patients and oversee all of the day-to-day medical operations of the center.

Currently, there are fifteen Doctors Express centers up and running throughout the country. A total of 79 franchises have been awarded in 21 states and 30 will be operating by the end of the year. The long term goal is to have 3,000 Doctors Express centers across the nation, so that a recognizable, reliable healthcare option is available wherever you travel in the U.S.

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