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(Seattle, WA) – ZoomCare, a leader in the delivery of high quality, affordable primary care in convenient neighborhood clinics, has opened its newest clinic at 1909 Queen Anne Avenue N. This clinic is ZoomCare’s third in Seattle (joining clinics in the Capitol Hill and Wallingford neighborhoods), fulfilling a pledge to expand its network of convenient, complete care to those who live and work in Seattle. ZoomCare also owns and operates a primary care clinic in Vancouver, Washington, 13 clinics in Oregon and one in Boise, Idaho.
Patients have responded enthusiastically to ZoomCare innovations in providing 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, ZoomCare clinics offer board-certified clinical teams, consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
“At ZoomCare we’re bringing great care close to the neighborhoods where Washington families live and work,” said Co-Founder and Co-CEO Dave Sanders, M.D. “We’ve re-designed healthcare around the convenience of patients, not the insurers, to give patients more control of their own health,” added Sanders.
ZoomCare patients enjoy the following innovations: a live scheduler to reserve a same-day, no-wait appointment via zoomcare.com and a fair, flat price using insurance or self-pay. Additionally, patients have on-line control of all their own medical records.
“If patients are looking for an alternative to inconvenient mediocre medical care, we invite them to try ZoomCare,” said Sanders.
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 13 neighborhood clinics in Oregon, three in Seattle, Washington, one in Vancouver, Washington and one in Boise, Idaho. Today “Sarah” has her choice of 18 modern ZoomCare clinics 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 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. Portland, Oregon based ZoomCare is a privately-held company started in 2006 by David Sanders M.D. and Albert DiPiero M.D. For more information visit our website at www.ZoomCare.com and www.facebook.com/ZoomCare.