ZoomCare To Open New Neighborhood Clinics In Seattle

Date: Friday, October 26, 2012
Source: ZoomCare

Innovative Healthcare Company Will Soon Operate Upper Queen Anne and Wallingford Clinics

ZoomCare, a leader in the delivery of high quality, affordable primary care in convenient neighborhood clinics, announced that its two newest clinics will be opening soon in the Upper Queen Anne neighborhood -- at 1909 Queen Anne Avenue N. and the Wallingford community at 4555 Stone Way North.

With the opening of the Wallingford clinic expected in December of this year and the Queen Anne clinic expected in January 2013, ZoomCare will own and operate four clinics in Washington State [three in the Seattle area and one in Vancouver]. Like all of its clinics, the two newest ZoomCare clinics will provide complete primary care for a broad range of illnesses, injuries and preventive care, with pharmacy dispensing services. Open 7 days a week and 362 days a year, each ZoomCare clinic offers a board-certified clinical team, consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Patients have responded enthusiastically to ZoomCare innovations: they can use a live scheduler to reserve a same-day, no-wait appointment via www.ZoomCare.com; they pay a fair flat price using insurance or self-pay and never receive a bill from ZoomCare. Additionally, patients have on-line control of all their own medical records.

"By bringing great care closer to the neighborhoods where Washington families live and work, we're designing a modern healthcare system that puts patients first and gives them more control of their own health," said Co-founder and Co-CEO Dave Sanders, M.D.

The ZoomCare Story*

(* Note: "Sarah" is the shorthand way we refer to the patient to whom ZoomCare caters)

Before 2006, when "Sarah" had a need for urgent medical attention the choices were not great:

  • If she called her doctor's office, chances were that she couldn't get an appointment right away...and might not for several days.
  • If she went to the emergency room at the local hospital...it was overcrowded and expensive (for her and the system).
  • If she showed up at the urgent care center, chances were she got a number and had to wait for hours to be seen.

ZoomCare changed all that.

Starting in 2006 "Sarah" could ask for a same day appointment and be seen by a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant at ZoomCare's first neighborhood clinic. ZoomCare pioneered "healthcare on demand" and patients liked this new idea. Two clinics grew to eleven neighborhood clinics in Oregon and one in Seattle.

Today "Sarah" has her choice of 12 modern ZoomCare clinics (with three more to open later this year), where she and her family can get complete primary care blood tests, x-rays, medical exams and the medicine she needs for a broad range of illnesses, injuries and preventive care.

And patients at ZoomCare get the advantage of advanced technology in setting their appointments and reading lab results on a handheld device:

  • If "Sarah" wakes up on Saturday and needs to go to the doctor's office, she gets on her computer to use "live scheduler" to pick the time and most convenient clinic for her exam.
  • "Sarah's" lab results will be sent immediately to her computer or smart phone using secure technology and a doctor or physician assistant can hand her the non-narcotic medicines she needs, saving her the time of a separate pharmacy visit.
  • "Sarah" knows what the visit will cost and she will use her insurance or self pay option, thereby avoiding any follow-up bills.

ZoomCare is bringing innovation to the delivery of high quality, affordable healthcare in convenient neighborhood clinics. Since 2006 ZoomCare has opened 12 clinics serving a growing number of people in Oregon and Washington states. But this story isn't just about Oregon business growth, it's about revolutionizing the way healthcare is delivered by highly qualified practitioners who are dedicated to giving patients the best care and the best medical experience in the world.

For more information visit our website at www.zoomcare.com and http://www.facebook.com/ZoomCare.

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