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.

Doctors Care Opens Second New Lexington Location

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Lexington, S.C. – Doctors Care P.A., South Carolina’s largest urgent care company, is pleased to announce the opening of its second urgent and family care center in Lexington since January. The state-of-the-art Doctors Care Hope Ferry medical facility has replaced the West Columbia location to better serve the community with convenient access to expanded services.

The new facility is located next to the Walgreens on Sunset Boulevard at Hope Ferry Road. The over 4,000-square-foot facility contains multiple exam rooms plus trauma, laboratory and X-ray rooms. According to Dr. Thomas Gibbons, chief medical director, the new Doctors Care center will enhance efforts to address the modern health care needs of the growing Lexington community.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to expand our services to a second location in Lexington in less than two months. For 35 years now, our medical professionals have been dedicated to providing quality, convenient urgent and family care, in addition to employer health services across the state – and we look forward to serving the Lexington community as it continues to expand and more families move to the area,” Gibbons said.

Earlier this year, Doctors Care opened the doors of their new Lexington West facility. This 6,500-square-foot facility is located in front of the Publix Super Market at Hendrix Crossing on Highway 378 in west Lexington.

Services available at Doctors Care include:

    • Urgent care and minor surgical procedures (for sprains, fractures, lacerations, accident evaluation, burns, etc.)
    • Family care (such as physicals, X-rays, blood work and colds/strep/flu care)
    • Vaccinations (including tetanus, flu, pneumonia, hepatitis and travel)
    • Occupational health and workers’ compensation
    • Online check-in

Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About Doctors Care
Doctors Care P.A. opened its doors in 1981 as the first minor emergency medical center in Columbia, South Carolina. Today, Doctors Care is a premiere health care organization proudly focused on delivering exceptional urgent care, family care, preventive and occupational health care and specialty services. Most locations offer flexible hours – including evenings and weekends – and do not require an appointment.

Doctors Care Opens New Lexington Location

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Lexington, S.C. – Doctors Care P.A., South Carolina’s largest urgent care company, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest urgent and family care center in Lexington County. The state-of-the-art Doctors Care medical facility has replaced the downtown Lexington location to better serve the community with convenient access to expanded services.

According to Dr. Thomas Gibbons, chief medical director, the new Doctors Care center will enhance efforts to address the health care needs of the growing Lexington community.

“For 35 years now, our medical professionals have been dedicated to providing quality, convenient urgent and family care, and employer health services across South Carolina – and this newest location is an example of our long-term commitment to these values,” Gibbons said. “We are excited to have the opportunity to expand our services in the Lexington community as its communities continue to expand and more families move to the area.”

The new Doctors Care Lexington West is in front of the Publix Super Market at Hendrix Crossing on U.S. 378. The 6,500-square-foot facility contains multiple exam rooms plus trauma, laboratory and X-ray rooms. Progressive Physical Therapy will occupy part of the building and is set to open Feb. 15.

Services available at Doctors Care include:

    • Urgent care and minor surgical procedures (for sprains, fractures, lacerations, accident evaluation, burns, etc.)
    • Family care (such as physicals, X-rays, blood work and colds/strep/flu care)
    • Vaccinations (including tetanus, flu, pneumonia, hepatitis and travel)
    • Occupational health and workers’ compensation
    • Online check-in

The new Lexington West facility is located at 815 Highway 378 West. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition, Doctors Care West Columbia on Sunset Boulevard will relocate in March next to the Walgreens at Hope Ferry Road. This location will be known as Doctors Care Hope Ferry and will provide the same urgent care service offerings as all other Doctors Care locations.

About Doctors Care
Doctors Care P.A. opened its doors in 1981 as the first minor emergency medical center in Columbia, South Carolina. Today, Doctors Care is a premiere health care organization proudly focused on delivering exceptional urgent care, family care, preventive and occupational health care and specialty services. Most locations offer flexible hours – including evenings and weekends – and do not require an appointment.

Doctors Care Celebrates New Location on Main Street in Columbia, SC

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Pictured left to right: Stephanie Hooker, Cocky, Dr. Thomas Gibbons, Melanie Goss, Jill Armbruster

Dr. Thomas Gibbons, Cocky and Jill Armbruster present a charitable gift to Heather Sherwin of the Central Carolina Community Foundation

Columbia, S.C. – Doctors Care is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of its Main Street location in downtown Columbia. To celebrate the opening of the newest urgent care location, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held today (Nov. 19) at the new facility at 1538 Main St.
Dr. Thomas Gibbons, president of Doctors Care, said the new facility will help Doctors Care better serve the growing needs of the downtown community.

“The Main Street community has graciously embraced our Doctors Care family,” Gibbons said. “We are excited to be here in this flourishing location. We hope that we can meet the needs of our patients, giving them the convenient and quality care that they deserve.”

During the ceremony, the University of South Carolina mascot, Cocky, assisted the Doctors Care staff in presenting a charitable gift of $1,000 to the Central Carolina Community Foundation to help with the state’s flood relief efforts.

“It is so nice to have this opportunity to not only celebrate our new location in the heart of this great city, but also to give back to those in our community who were devastated by the floods,” said David Boucher, president and chief operating officer of UCI Medical Affiliates.

Services at Doctors Care on Main will include:

  • Online check-in available so you can skip the wait; walk-ins also welcome
  • Urgent care and minor surgical procedures, accident evaluation, treatment for minor burns
  • Family care (sports and annual physicals, blood work, cold/strep/flu care, etc.)
  • Vaccinations (tetanus, flu, pneumonia, hepatitis, travel vaccines)

The new Doctors Care on Main is directly across from the Columbia Museum of Art. Hours of operation are Monday- Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

About Doctors Care:
Doctors Care opened its doors in 1981 as the first minor emergency medical center in Columbia, South Carolina. Today, Doctors Care is a premiere health care organization proudly focused on delivering exceptional urgent care, family care, preventive and occupational health care and specialty services. Most locations offer flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, and do not require an appointment.