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Doctors Care Now Offers Low-Cost Hearing Exams, Hearing Aid Discounts

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Columbia, S.C. – Doctors Care urgent care, the largest urgent care provider group in South Carolina, has partnered with TruHearing to begin offering low-cost hearing exams and name-brand hearing aids at significantly discounted prices. Five Doctors Care locations now offer these specialized audiology consultations by state-accredited hearing instrument specialists and audiologists.

“As a company that’s been around for 35 years now, it’s always exciting when we have the opportunity to expand our services to the families we already care for,” said David Boucher, president and COO of UCI Medical Affiliates, the nonmedical management company for Doctors Care. “And our location coverage in South Carolina makes us the most convenient provider for hearing aid service and maintenance. Our patients will always have close access to the care they need no matter where they are in the state.”

The Doctors Care hearing aid program uses a fixed-price model for its devices, which is uncommon in the industry and guarantees consistent and fair prices for patients. Through the TruHearing network, Doctors Care patients can expect to save an average of $1,780 per pair of hearing aids, compared to the national retail average. Prices for many models are listed on the Doctors Care website.

For patients with hearing loss, the right hearing aids can greatly enhance their quality of life, said Elisha Dominick, hearing program director for Doctors Care.

“We know that nearly 25 percent of Americans aged 65 to 74 ‑ and 50 percent of those who are 75 and older ‑ have disabling hearing loss, Dominick said. “Our affordable, high-quality devices can equip you to confidently and fully engage with co-workers, friends and family again. That’s the most satisfying part of what we do here.”

Through the TruHearing network, Doctors Care sells hundreds of models from the leading hearing aid manufacturers. Even its standard-level models are rated higher than typical entry-level hearing aids from other providers, while the discounted pricing helps to keep these top-rated devices affordable.

“Ultimately, our goal is to always provide the most convenient, high-quality care for generations of families,” added Boucher. “And at the end of the day, we want to make sure the families we serve are able to live their healthiest and happiest lives.”

Doctors Care has plans to expand its program to more locations later this year. Please visit DoctorsCare.com/Hearing to learn more.

About Doctors Care
Doctors Care, now celebrating its 35th year in business, is a leading health care organization focused on delivering exceptional and convenient urgent care, family care and occupational health services. Its original clinic, opened in Columbia in 1981, was the first urgent care center in South Carolina. Now, Doctors Care is one of the largest urgent care companies in the United States. Its network of 53 clinic locations continues to expand to serve patients who want quality health care that’s also convenient and reasonably priced. Doctors Care centers offer online check-in, flexible hours, on-site X-rays and laboratory services, telehealth access and more. Visit DoctorsCare.com to learn more.

About UCI Medical Affiliates
UCI Medical Affiliates was founded in Columbia, S.C., as a nonmedical management company in 1981. It provides administrative support to its family of businesses, including Doctors Care, Progressive Physical Therapy and Doctors Wellness Center. These businesses serve patients and clients at approximately 80 freestanding urgent care and physical therapy clinics throughout South Carolina and Tennessee. UCI Medical Affiliates also manages employer on-site medical practices and related occupational health services. Visit UCImedInc.com to learn more.

About TruHearing
TruHearing provides exclusive discounts on the latest hearing aid technology to members of select health plans nationwide. TruHearing works with a contracted network of more than 3,000 hearing professionals to deliver personalized service and fitting. Founded in 2003 and based in Utah, TruHearing’s pricing is not available to the general public. Individuals can access TruHearing programs through participating health plans and providers. For more information, visit www.truhearing.com.

Doctors Care Becomes First Urgent Care in SC to Offer Telemedicine Services

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Columbia, S.C. – Doctors Care P.A., South Carolina’s largest urgent care company, has developed and launched its own direct-to-consumer telemedicine platform to provide direct access to its doctors from a mobile device or computer. The program, called Doctors Care Anywhere, was launched in April. It lets patients receive care from board-certified providers using a secure video connection on a smartphone or computer.  Read More

Doctors Care, Progressive Physical Therapy Expand Services in Lexington County

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Pictured left to right: Blowie of Lexington County’s Blowfish Baseball Club; David Boucher, president and COO of UCI Medical Affiliates; Mike Stacey, director of human resources for Lexington 1 School District; Dr. Thomas Gibbons, president and chief medical officer of Doctors Care, P.A.

Lexington, S.C. – Doctors Care held ribbon cutting celebrations today to mark the openings of three state-of-the-art facilities to serve the growing Lexington County area:

  • Doctors Care Lexington West, 815 HWY 378 West, located in front of the Publix at Hendrix Crossing
  • Progressive Physical Therapy, a Doctors Care sister company, is also located at the Hendrix Crossing site
  • Doctors Care Hope Ferry, 5224 Sunset Boulevard, located next to Walgreens on Sunset Boulevard at Hope Ferry Road

Doctors Care is South Carolina’s largest urgent care company and one of the largest in the United States. Dr. Thomas Gibbons, president and chief medical officer for Doctors Care, said the new locations will create better access to health care in the booming Lexington region and help meet the evolving needs of its residents.

Thirty-five years ago this company opened its very first urgent care location not far from here – so it’s extremely rewarding to know we’re still growing with the Lexington community, and we’re still serving generations of the same families,” Gibbons said at the Lexington West location. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our 35th year in business.

David Boucher, president and chief operating officer of UCI Medical Affiliates, the non-medical management company for both Doctors Care and Progressive Physical Therapy, also spoke at a joint ceremony for Doctors Care Lexington West and Progressive Physical Therapy.

The success of our companies is a reflection of the success of Lexington County and the state of South Carolina – where smart people work hard, continue to innovate, and appreciate their neighbors. It’s an honor to be a part of what’s working,” Boucher said.

Underlining the company’s commitment to the region, staff members of the two companies presented a $500 gift to the Lexington School District One Education Foundation – with the assistance of Blowie, the mascot of the Lexington County Blowfish Baseball Club. Mike Stacey, director of human resources for the District, was on hand to accept the check. The District has partnered with the Blowfish for a school supplies drive later this spring, and the contribution will go towards those efforts and more.

Doctors Care Lexington West encompasses 6,500 square feet. The Hope Ferry Road Doctors Care is more than 4,000 square feet. Both contain multiple exam rooms plus trauma, laboratory and X-ray rooms. In addition to the latest in medical equipment, the facilities enable patients to use online check-in. They receive text messages when it’s time to appear in person. There are now 54 Doctors Care clinics in South Carolina and one in Tennessee.

Progressive Physical Therapy, with 24 facilities in South Carolina, offers specialized treatment with certified physical therapists to help with injury recovery, rehabilitation and pain relief.

About Doctors Care: Doctors Care P.A., founded in 1981, was the first minor emergency medical center in Columbia, S.C. Today, Doctors Care is a premier health care organization operating 54 clinics in South Carolina and one in Tennessee, proudly focused on delivering exceptional urgent care, family care, and occupational health care. Most locations are open evenings and weekends, do not require an appointment, and offer online check-in for added convenience.

About Progressive Physical Therapy: Progressive Physical Therapy, founded in 1986, serves patients at 24 offices throughout South Carolina. Centers are staffed with certified, highly skilled therapists with experience and specialized training. The high standards of Progressive Physical Therapy make it one of the most respected practices in the state for advanced therapeutic care. Visit PPTaccess.com for more information.