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The new urgent care facility located in the Highland Row retail center offers a centrally located health care facility for Waterford residents.

November 15, 2013 – Waterford Twp., Mich. – Waterford Urgent Care, located at 5800 Highland Road, celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 14, 2013. Officially opened since September 9, 2013, the Waterford location is newest center for Livonia-based Michigan Urgent Care, a system of 10 urgent care facilities throughout Southeast Michigan, and is the second for Oakland County.

The event was attended by State Senators Dave Roberston and Hoon-Yung Hopgood, State Representative Eileen Kowall, Oakland County Commissioner Jim Runestad, Oakland County Business Development Representative Nicole Thompson, Waterford Chamber Treasurer Margaret Birch, and many area business owners, and family and friends.

Waterford Urgent Care utilizes 4,400 square feet of vacant space in the Highland Row retail center. Renovations were completed by D & J Construction, a local Oakland County business. The new facility brings six new full-time, skilled clinical and administrative positions to Waterford.

Led by President and Medical Director Mohammed Arsiwala, MD, Waterford Urgent Care is open 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. every day, including holidays and weekends. Dr. Arsiwala practices out of the Waterford Urgent Care as well as additional board certified medical doctors and physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, X-ray technicians and administrators. The urgent care is open to all children and adults with illnesses and injuries that require immediate care but are not life-threatening emergencies.

“When I learned of the urgent care vacancy, I knew I wanted to open our next clinic there,” said Dr. Arsiwala. “We are proud to serve the medical needs of the Waterford community. Early intervention is the first, best step toward effective treatment. Now families and individuals have choice and convenience to quality urgent care.”

Waterford Urgent Care includes six exam rooms, two trauma rooms, an occupational medicine procedure room, a digital X-ray room and laboratory as well as a waiting room with a children’s play area. With shorter average wait times and lower copays compared to emergency rooms, Waterford Urgent Care is a quality alternative for illnesses and injuries that require immediate attention. The urgent care is equipped with state-of-the-art digital monitoring and diagnostic technology, and an electronic medical record system for efficient communication back to patients� primary providers or other health care facilities.

“Michigan Urgent Care centers provide compassionate, quality care, and are an essential bridge between patients and needed health care when their primary providers are not available and an emergency room visit is not appropriate,” says Arsiwala. According to the Urgent Care Association of America, as the number of insured individuals and families increase as a result of the Affordable Care Act, traditional medical offices are expected to be flooded with new patients and access issues for episodic care may result. “Urgent care centers will provide an important access point,” says Arsiwala.

Waterford Urgent Care offers treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, including:

* Bronchitis, flu and sinus infections
* Ear infections
* Fever
* Minor asthma-related symptoms
* Cuts and burns
* Broken bones or sprains
* Skin rashes and sunburns
* Illness with nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea
* Eye infections, pink eye or sties
* Bladder infections
* Foreign bodies in the nose, ear or eye

For more information, please visit MichiganUrgentCare.com or call 888.MI.URGENT (648.7436).

Media Contact:
Katy Michalski, Public Relations
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