Health First physician transforms urgent care

Health First physician transforms urgent care

Former helicopter flight physician Dr. Mike Shapiro has helped Health First transform emergency care through the creation of Health First Now.

Urgent care facilities have popped up in every community as an alternative to emergency rooms, enabling patients to get timely basic medical care on a walk-in basis.

The four centers under Health First Now, formed in 2010, are different from other urgent-care facilities in the quality of training and staffing and technology sometimes available through Health First facilities, he said.

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