ZoomCare Opens New East Burnside Clinic in the Heart of Portland’s Inner Eastside Neighborhoods
August 22, 2012 -- ZoomCare announced the opening of its newest neighborhood clinic, conveniently located at the corner of East Burnside and SE 24TH Ave. Like all of its clinics, ZoomCare East Burnside provides complete primary care for a broad range of illnesses, injuries and preventive care. Open 7 days a week and 362 days a year, each ZoomCare clinic offers a board-certified clinical team, consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
This newest location adds to the network of clinics serving patients in established eastside neighborhoods that are easily accessible by walking, biking or public transportation (see www.zoomcare.com for ZoomCare locations: NE Alberta, SE Hawthorne, Sellwood Moreland, N. Mississippi and Cascade Station). Patients have responded enthusiastically to ZoomCare innovations: they can use a live scheduler to reserve a same-day, no-wait appointment via ZoomCare.com; they pay a fair flat price using insurance or self-pay and never receive a bill from ZoomCare.
Additionally, patients have on-line control of all their own medical records. “We’ve structured our entire business around the patient – not around insurance companies, so if you’re fed up with poor service and high costs, we invite you to try convenient, affordable
care at the ZoomCare clinic near your own neighborhood,” said co-founder and Co-CEO Dave Sanders, M.D.
The ZoomCare Story*
(* Note: “Sarah” is the shorthand way we refer to the patient to whom ZoomCare caters)
Before 2006, when “Sarah” had a need for urgent medical attention – the choices were not great:
If she called her doctor’s office, chances were that she couldn’t get an appointment right away...and might not for several days.
If she went to the emergency room at the local hospital...it was overcrowded and expensive (for her and the system).
If she showed up at the urgent care center, chances were she got a number and had to wait for hours to be seen.
ZoomCare changed all that. Starting in 2006 “Sarah” could ask for a same day appointment and be seen by a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant at ZoomCare’s first neighborhood clinic. ZoomCare pioneered “healthcare on demand” and patients liked this new idea. Two clinics grew to eleven neighborhood clinics in Oregon and one in Seattle. Today “Sarah” has her choice of 12 modern ZoomCare clinics (with three more to open later this year), where she and her family can get complete
primary care – blood tests, x-rays, medical exams and the medicine she needs – for a broad range of illnesses, injuries and preventive care. And patients at ZoomCare get the advantage of advanced technology in setting their appointments and reading lab results on a handheld device:
If “Sarah” wakes up on Saturday and needs to go to the doctor’s office, she gets on her computer to use “live scheduler” to pick the time and most convenient clinic for her exam.
“Sarah’s” lab results will be sent immediately to her computer or smart phone using secure technology and a doctor or physician assistant can hand her the non-narcotic medicines she needs, saving her the time of a separate pharmacy visit.
“Sarah” knows what the visit will cost – and she will use her insurance or self pay option, thereby avoiding any follow-up bills.
ZoomCare is bringing innovation to the delivery of high quality, affordable healthcare in convenient neighborhood clinics. Since 2006 ZoomCare has opened 12 clinics serving a growing number of people in Oregon and Washington states. But this story isn’t
just about Oregon business growth, it’s about revolutionizing the way healthcare is delivered – by highly qualified practitioners who are dedicated to giving patients the best care and the best medical experience in the world. For more information visit our website at www.zoomcare.com and http://www.facebook.com/ZoomCare.