ZoomCare Opens New Downtown Portland Clinic

Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Source: ZoomCare

Innovative Oregon Healthcare Company Opens Thirteenth Clinic at 900 SW 5th Avenue

(Portland, OR) -- ZoomCare continued its steady expansion with the opening of its newest medical clinic, conveniently located in the Portland Central Business District at 900 SW 5th. The ZoomCare Downtown Clinic adds to the network of recently opened neighborhood clinics at 2400 East Burnside, 111 A Avenue, Lake Oswego and in Multnomah Village [7855 SW Capitol Highway]. ZoomCare also operates a Free Clinic at its N. Mississippi location on the second Wednesday of every month [6-9 PM].

Like all of its neighborhood clinics, ZoomCare Downtown provides complete primary care for a broad range of illnesses, injuries and preventive care. 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.

ZoomCare is a great addition to downtown Portland, offering the business community, residents and tourists alike same-day access to affordable care, said Sam Adams, Portlands Mayor.

"The Standard welcomes ZoomCare to its downtown Portland clinic in the Standard Insurance Center. ZoomCares innovative, high quality care and affordable pricing will be a great benefit to downtown Portland's workforce, said Mark Fisher, vice president and managing director of The Standards commercial mortgage and real estate group.

"We think people who work and live in downtown Portland will respond enthusiastically to convenient, high quality care at a fair price -- our ZoomCare Downtown clinic will be a ready remedy to those who are fed up with poor service and high costs," said cofounder and co-CEO Dave Sanders, M.D.

A growing number of Oregon patients are attracted to ZoomCare innovations: they can use a live scheduler to reserve a same-day, no-wait appointment via 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.

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 doctors office, chances were that she couldnt 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 ZoomCares 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 13 modern ZoomCare clinics (with two 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 doctors office, she gets on her computer to use live scheduler to pick the time and most convenient clinic for her exam.
  • Sarahs 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 13 clinics serving a growing number of people in Oregon and Washington states. But this story isnt just about Oregon business growth, its 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 www.facebook.com/ZoomCare .

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