East Huntingdon urgent care practice expands to Hempfield
Physician Milad Shaker, president of the Shaker Urgent Care Center in East Huntington, recently expanded his practice locally.
The new Urgent Care Center is located in the Sam's Club Plaza at 6207 state Route 30, Suite 1020 in Hempfield.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for urgent care.
“The first (practice) was very well-received and the addition of a second doctor enabled us to expand,” Shaker said.
Shaker was referring to his partner, physician Paul Myers, D.O.
Myers recently joined the practice and will share duties with Shaker at both locations.
Myers is a 2005 graduate of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and a 2008 graduate of residency at Excela Health's Latrobe Hospital.
They are joined by two full-time and two part-time physicians assistants, as well as two part-time nurse practitioners in treating patients at both facilities.
“We all work together as a team,” Shaker said.
Like the East Huntington facility just outside of Mt. Pleasant on Bessemer Rd., the 3,200-square-foot office space will not only house the urgent care center but also the doctors' family practice.
Family practice hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
“It creates a continuity of care for our patients, we can access our patients' medical records very easily if they come to the urgent care and we also can still see the patients in the hospital if they need that level of care,” Shaker said.
The urgent care centers are equipped for x-rays, lab work, physicals, flu shots, gynecological services, minor procedures and splints.
The staff is trained and equipped to provide a wide variety of treatments.
“The response to the new location has been better than we expected over the first few days. We have had a god mixture of urgent care and family practice patients,” Myers said.
Shaker said the chose the location for the convenience for both the staff and the patients.
“It's a good location because it is not far from the Mt. Pleasant office so the doctors can have flexible schedules when going between the two offices,” Shaker said.
“For the patients it's a very convenient location with Sam's Club right here and the Medical Imaging next door. They can see their doctor, get their groceries, get an MRI, get prescriptions filled and even see the eye doctor in one trip.”
Both urgent care locations will hold a Flu Shot Clinic on Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon.
The cost of the shot is $20 per person. Cash or credit cards are accepted.
For Medicare patients there is not up front costs their insurance will be billed.
Appointments are not necessary for the clinic.
Linda Harkcom is a freelance writer.
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