LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Exer More Than Urgent Care opened a highly-anticipated urgent care facility at the corner of South Pacific Coast Highway and Knob Hill Road Avenue in Redondo Beach, Calif. By working in partnership with Providence Health & Services, Exer More Than Urgent Care is a next generation ER alternative which provides patients with an unparalleled healthcare experience in beautifully-designed and easy-to-access retail spaces in Southern California.
"We are honored to open our doors in Redondo Beach. Many of our physicians and medical teams live here in The South Bay, so we are humbled to serve the area with a new choice in healthcare when conditions become urgent or serious, but not-life-threatening," said Dr. Cherlin Johnson, Exer's Founder and President of the company's medical corporation.
"Today in California, at least one-third of hospital emergency room visits are not true emergencies. At Exer More Than Urgent Care, we staff our clinics with Doctors and Mid-Level Providers who are trained in emergency medicine and we carefully design our facilities to be pristine and convenient. As a result, we're able to treat approximately sixty percent of daily emergency room cases in our clinics with little-to-no waiting and at a fraction of the costs," added Dr. Johnson.
With on-site laboratories, diagnostic equipment, laceration and splinting facilities, Exer More Than Urgent Care can treat patients with more services than a standard urgent care clinic. Designed for convenience with minimal wait times, Exer welcomes patients to walk-in or call ahead, and each clinic can provide on-the-spot treatments such as IV fluids, IV antibiotics, pediatric services, physical exams, DOT Physical Exams, immunizations, X-rays, prescriptions and corporate care.
To meet the growing demand for more Exer clinics, the Redondo Beach facility marks the sixth Exer More Than Urgent Care location across Southern California. Other locations currently include Calabasas, Northridge, Beverly Hills, Newbury Park and Sherman Oaks.
"Our Redondo Beach clinic wouldn't be possible without the support of our incredible partners at Providence Health & Services, the country's third largest not-for-profit health care system," said Dr. Johnson.
"By working closely with Providence Health & Services, we are able to bring emergency medicine directly to more communities while helping to ease the strain on local emergency departments. Here in Redondo Beach, we're proud to be working with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance to help ease their ER and treat patients with urgent or serious conditions that are non-life-threatening" Dr. Johnson added.
"The opening of Exer today in Redondo Beach marks an exciting milestone as we continue to provide patients with access to quality and affordable healthcare options," said Erik G. Wexler, Chief Executive, Providence St. Joseph Health, Southern California Region, Los Angeles. "We're proud to support Exer and congratulate their medical teams and staff for opening their first clinic here in the South Bay."
Exer More Than Urgent Care accepts most PPO and many HMO insurance plans. In addition, Exer offers several affordable payment options for those without health insurance. Exer clinics are open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and their last patients are registered at 8:30pm.
For more information about Exer More Than Urgent Care including locations, new clinic openings and recruitment opportunities, visit www.ExerUrgentCare.com.
ABOUT EXER MORE THAN URGENT CARE:
Exer More Than Urgent Care was founded by Cherlin Johnson, M.D., Deann Hampton and lead investor James Fay on May 15, 2013 with a common vision that some patients who are receiving care in an emergency room, could be better served in a more convenient, high-quality and affordable urgent care environment. For more information on Exer More Than Urgent Care, visit ExerUrgentCare.com.
ABOUT PROVIDENCE HEALTH & SERVICES:
Providence Health & Services, Southern California, is a Catholic not-for-profit, mission-driven healthcare system. Providence Southern California operates six award-winning hospitals and a comprehensive, fully-integrated network of primary care clinics, urgent care centers, home care, TrinityCare and TrinityKids Care hospice as well as Providence High School. Providence is anchored locally by Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers in Torrance and San Pedro. With more than 3,400 physicians, Providence provides coordinated primary and specialty care through an array of physician groups and individual providers including Providence Medical Institute and physician groups in the South Bay, the West Valley and Santa Clarita. Providence affiliate, Facey Medical Group, provides primary and specialized care in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and San Gabriel valleys. For more information, visit California.Providence.org
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