A NEW STANDARD FOR URGENT HEALTHCARE CENTERS IN SOUTH FLORIDA
RiteCare Medical Center, Miami’s Largest Privately Held Urgent Care Centers, is revolutionizing the standard for excellent walk-in care at a fair price.
Miami, FL. — March 16, 2015 –After years of medical practice, Dr. Hossein Joukar envisioned a change in the way the local community receives healthcare. Tired of the clouded, inefficient and frankly, unfair experiences of those seeking medical attention, he set out to build a clinic with the patient in mind. In 2005 the first RiteCare facility was inaugurated and Dr. Joukar made sure that his establishment embodied the ideals that have governed his own medical career.
Starting an urgent/walk-in care facility seemed the most logical fit. Urgent cares are convenient alternatives to traditional healthcare facilities. As opposed to traditional primary providers, appointments are not necessary to receive attention, and they are available 7 days a week, with longer operating hours. Before urgent care, the only other option for families experiencing minor conditions such as cold and flu, sprains, minor burns and infections, was to rush over to a crowded hospital emergency room. These visits not only lasted long and uncomfortable wait times, sometimes up to 8 hours, but also cost a substantial amount of money, no matter the insurance provider. Urgent care centers like RiteCare have facilitated the treatment of non-life threatening conditions by seeing patients quickly and efficiently.
“It was important to provide a space for patients to feel confident in the care they are receiving, as well as the price they are paying,” said Dr. Joukar. “We are advocates for fair costs and transparency when it comes to billing. Our patients, insured or not, know exactly what will be charged before any procedure is performed.”
From the moment a patient arrives at any of the four RiteCare facilities, they can expect the utmost level of service performed by any of the board-certified physicians currently on call. In addition to urgent care medical services, RiteCare also provides a variety of services including primary care, physical therapy, school or sports related physical examinations, travel and seasonal vaccinations and immigration physicals. Employers can also count on RiteCare to provide drug testing, occupational medicine/therapy and work-related physical examinations.
In an added effort to build and retain patient relationships, RiteCare also offers a free rewards and loyalty program that allows participants to accumulate points with each visit they make. Each point is equivalent to a $10 credit for future medical visits to the center, ensuring that patients who receive the care they need are also eligible to receive additional care at reasonable prices.
“This is a new standard in healthcare, where cost is no longer a barrier or a detractor for anyone,” said Dr. Joukar. “Just like any other consumer-based service, we are clear on what we offer and reasonable in our pricing. All this makes for an improved, empowered patient experience.”
For more information, please visit www.ritecaremc.com or stop-in to at any of the four locations throughout the city in Brickell/Downtown, The Fall/South Miami, Hialeah and Miami Airport/Doral.
ABOUT DR. HOSSEIN JOUKAR, MD
Dr. Hossein Joukar, MD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician with over 15 years of experience and is the Medical Director and CEO of RiteCare Medical Centers in Miami where he strives to offer his patients personal, prompt, affordable health care. Dr. Joukar is a member of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Independent Medical Practioners. He has practiced in both Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centers for over ten years bringing his passion for medicine to South Florida. Dr. Joukar has a Bachelor of Science from the University of California Los Angeles and went on to attain his Master of Science in Applied Physiology from the Chicago Medical School before completing his Doctor of Medicine degree from the same school in Chicago, Illinois in 1996. He then completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City in 2000 before making the move to South Florida. He is committed to ensuring that all patients receive exceptional care in a manner that exceeds his patient’s expectations. Currently Dr. Joukar is licensed to practice Medicine in Florida, New York, and California. With such an extensive resume Dr. Joukar sought out to develop RiteCare Urgent Care Medical Center from writing the business plan to grand opening in 2005.