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Emergency Room MD to Open Urgent Care Center in Bridgeport

Industry: Healthcare

Doctor Steven Heffer Opens Doctors Express Urgent Care

Bridgeport, Ct (PRUnderground) February 6th, 2014

Steven Heffer, MD, is optimistic about his new career as a business owner. This past September,  Heffer bought a Doctors Express Urgent Care Center franchise, and has been actively preparing for its’ grand opening, set for this March at 161 Boston Avenue in Bridgeport.

Heffer, who recently resigned his position as a Greenwich Hospital Emergency Room Physician, is a Fairfield resident and father of 3.

According to Heffer, the time was right to make a change, and he has been looking for a way to be more involved in his community.

“ I’m looking forward to being more involved with my patients and having continuity of care, as compared to being in an emergency room setting.

Developing relationships, building stronger ties with the community and serving a city where urgent care is not as accessible are the main reasons I’m doing this. “

Dr. Heffer, an Emergency Medicine physician will lead the team as the Medical Director. The state of the art facility will employ from 15-20 people, including Medical Assistants, Physician Assistants, certified physicians, x-ray technicians, and lab techs,  and will be prepared to treat everything from broken and fractured bones, lacerations, sore throats, flu and more.

The urgent care center will have its own on-site laboratory and digital x-ray equipment enabling doctors to diagnose and treat illnesses and set broken bones, all under one roof.  Additional services will include all typical urgent care services, plus pre-employment exams, drug testing, breath alcohol tests, sports and school physicals, DOT physicals, pre-surgical physicals and vaccinations, including travel vaccinations.

Doctors Express will have a Spanish speaking staff member on duty at all times and the website has translation capabilities to the top 12 languages spoken in CT. including Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, German, Italian, French, Vietnamese and French.

Doctors Express Bridgeport will accept most insurance’s including Medicaid and Medicare, as well as affordable cash and credit card rates for self-pay patients.


About Doctors Express of Bridgeport

About AFC/ Doctors Express Urgent Care:
Founded by an emergency room physician seeking a more efficient, affordable and personable system for urgent care patients, AFC/ Doctors Express walk-in medical centers are sweeping the country as the nation\’s largest urgent care franchise. AFC/Doctors Express provides state-of-the-art treatment for acute illness, trauma (including minor surgical procedures) and has on-site laboratory and digital x-ray service as well as medication dispensing. Pre-employment physicals, drug screening and treatment of work related injuries are also available to local employers. In 2013, American Family Care acquired Doctors Express, further expanding its reach and available services. By the end of 2013, AFC/DRX will operate more than 140 facilities in 26 states, providing care to more than a million patients. For more information visit .

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