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San Antonio, TX, United States, 2011/05/19 - WellMed Family Care clinics will be staffed by dedicated professionals, in most cases primary care physicians, and will treat patients as young as 18 months - Wellmed.net.
WellMed Medical Management, Inc., in partnership with NextDoor Health, will open the first of four primary care clinics at Central Texas Walmart stores this Wednesday, May 25, 2011, the companies announced today.
WellMed Family Care clinics will be staffed by dedicated professionals, in most cases primary care physicians, and will treat patients as young as 18 months. These primary care clinics will offer an array of healthcare services for patients, from routine check ups to treating minor injuries and illnesses.
By placing physicians and staff in the pathway of people’s busy lives, WellMed Family Care clinics will make healthcare a more routine part of Central Texas living. Now, along with purchasing groceries, toys, and pharmacy items, customers can stop in for a school physical exam, wellness checkup, or other common procedures or treatments.
The first WellMed Family Care clinic opens at the Walmart Superstore in Round Rock at 2701 S. Interstate 35 on Wednesday, May 25. Regular hours eventually will be from 8 am. to 8 pm. Monday-Friday; 10 am. to 8 pm. Saturdays; and 10 am. to 4 pm. Sundays. Patients can walk in or make an appointment by calling 512-218-3926.
By mid-summer, WellMed Family Care clinics will open in these communities:
• San Marcos – Walmart Supercenter, 1015 Texas 80
• Seguin – Walmart Supercenter, 550 South 123 Bypass
• Kerrville – Walmart Supercenter, 1216 Junction Highway
Grand opening events for these clinics will be announced soon.
With more than 35 clinics in Texas and Florida, WellMed is an award-winning, diversified healthcare company known for its focus on preventive healthcare.
“Increasing access to healthcare is critical to the overall health of a community,” said Dr. George M. Rapier III, WellMed Chairman and CEO. “Bringing the WellMed model of healthcare to Central Texas Walmart stores is a natural extension of our mission to help the sick become well, and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness.”
The introduction of WellMed Family Care clinics in Central Texas is an important part of a broad effort to bring together the convenience of a frequently visited retail location, a rich set of primary care services, and the strength of a trusted local provider network.
“We recognized that WellMed was already a leader in providing excellent personalized care to Texas seniors, and now with WellMed Family Care they can bring that expertise to the rest of the Texas population,“said John R. Durant, Vice President of Marketing for NextDoor Health. “We’re simply thrilled to be on this journey with them.”
WellMed Medical Management, Inc. (wellmedmedicalgroup.com) is a diversified healthcare company serving more than 90,000 patients in Texas and Florida. WellMed is an industry leader in medical risk management, highly effective disease management and chronic care programs, healthcare delivery services, and more.
About NextDoor Health
NextDoor Health, LLC is a privately owned and operated company based in Minneapolis, MN and is a leader in health care innovations.