AccessMD Urgent Care Teams with United Allergy Services to Expand Allergy Care Offerings Largest Urgent Care Group in Midwest Announces Implementation of Allergy Testing and Immunotherapy Services to Meet Growing Patient Demand
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AccessMD Urgent Care (which also operates as Hometown Urgent Care) today announced that it has partnered with United Allergy Services® (UAS), a leading healthcare services company empowering family physicians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and customized immunotherapy, to expand access to comprehensive allergy treatment in its clinics throughout the Midwest. With 23 urgent care facilities, AccessMD Urgent Care provides full service care for minor illnesses, fractures, lacerations, burns and other non-life-threatening conditions at its clinics throughout the region.
In addition to providing customary urgent care services, AccessMD Urgent Care delivers on-site X-rays, labs, EKGs and prescriptions to its patients, as well as robust sports and work injury programs for employers. Recognizing the increasing need for urgent and primary care providers to manage overall patient health and care coordination, as well as the growing demand for allergy services, AccessMD Urgent Care chose to partner with UAS for its innovative approach to preventing and managing allergic rhinitis and asthma. UAS' complete service line features an in-office Allergy Center, staffing and training for the provision of allergen immunotherapy, the only treatment proven to address the underlying cause of allergic disease and prevent its progression.
"We are committed to increasing and enhancing our services to meet patient needs and to continuously improve patient care at all of our facilities," said Thomas Watson, CEO of AccessMD Urgent Care. "We are thrilled to partner with UAS, a company with a proven track record and leadership in allergy care, to offer testing and therapy that goes beyond simply masking symptoms to best addressing the root of patients' allergic conditions, while providing the ease of walk-in care."
Implementation of UAS-supported allergy services will begin at eight AccessMD Urgent Care clinics this month in advance of the fall allergy season. The clinics, which include locations in Springfield, Sidney, Springboro, Hilliard, Delaware, Youngstown, Wooster and Milford, Ohio, were selected for the high prevalence of allergy care needs among the patient communities they serve, with plans to increase services at other sites in the future.
"AccessMD Urgent Care is an excellent example of an urgent care provider that anticipates and adapts to patient need," said Nicolas Hollis, president and CEO of UAS. "United Allergy Services is excited to begin our relationship with this important community healthcare provider, and shares in AccessMD Urgent Care's mission to increase patients' access to the treatment options they need to ensure and maintain their health."
AccessMD Urgent Care and UAS hope to complete the implementation of allergy services at the remainder of AccessMD's facilities within the next year.
About AccessMD Urgent Care
AccessMD Urgent Care, which also operates as Hometown Urgent Care, is the largest urgent care provider in the Midwest with clinics in Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Northern Ohio and Michigan. Experienced physicians and staff provide the compassion and quality care patients deserve to start feeling better fast. AccessMD is a full service urgent care center with on-site X-rays, labs, EKGs and prescriptions. Comprehensive care includes treatment for all minor illnesses, such as colds, the flu, coughs, infections, sports and work injuries, minor fractures, lacerations, minor burns, and many other non-life-threatening illnesses. All major insurances are accepted, and affordable self-pay rates are available. Visit www.accessmduc.com for more information.
About United Allergy Services
United Allergy Services® (UAS) brings effective and convenient allergy testing and immunotherapy to primary care physicians; pulmonologists; ENT physicians; pediatricians; internal medicine physicians; and healthcare systems that treat the vast majority of patients with seasonal and perennial allergies. UAS' complete service line features in-office UAS Certified Clinical Allergy Specialist staffing and training; quality assurance and regulatory compliance; and supply and inventory management. By empowering physicians to safely administer allergy testing and immunotherapy treatment, UAS has effectively expanded access to immunotherapy to more than 60 million U.S. residents currently suffering from seasonal and perennial allergies.
SOURCE United Allergy Services