WellNow Dickson is now open following the acquisition and renovation of the former Walk-In Quick Care, according to J. Scott Jordan, M.D., WellNow’s Chief Medical Officer. WellNow Dickson is located at 199 Henslee Drive. WellNow Springfield is slated for its opening this summer and is located at 2660 Memorial Boulevard.
Both centers will provide illness and injury urgent care, wellness care services and Occupational Medicine. In addition, Tommy Warmbrod, the former owner of Walk-in Quick Care, has been named Regional Director of Operations for the Middle Tennessee district of WellNow.
“WellNow’s company goal is to bring a range of easily accessible care services to patients in underserved markets like Dickson and Springfield. We will be the health care alternative for illness, injury and wellness care when a trip to a doctor’s office or the ER is unwarranted or inconvenient. The Dickson and Springfield clinics will provide urgent care treatment for both adults and children over the age of one, in addition to wellness services and Occupational Medicine for area employers,” notes Dr. Jordan.
The two new clinics will bring WellNow's total Middle Tennessee presence to seven locations.
The team members behind newly launched urgent care clinic operator WellNow say they have $35 million in committed money, well more than the $7 million they last week said they had raised. CEO Kevin Cross says he plans to use the backing he's received from Petra Capital, River Cities Capital Funds and SV Life Sciences to build an industry leader that could grow to 50 locations by 2017.
Cross sees a time in the future when urgent care centers will be consolidated into urgent care companies like WellNow. “With all the challenges that physicians face and the constraints you’re seeing with primary care physicians, many of them will partner with companies offering larger networks like ours to relieve the burden of back office functions. That will allow them to spend more time at the clinical level treating patients.”