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American Family Care Breaks Ground in Knoxville

February 12, 2015

American Family Care (AFC), the second largest privately owned operator of urgent care and accessible primary care facilities in the country, is expanding its signature brand of quality health care by breaking ground on a new center March 4th at 2 pm in Knoxville. The Cedar Bluff clinic will be the second AFC center to open in the Knoxville area, joining Hunters Crossing in Alcoa.

With more people than ever with health insurance, the demand for health care continues to increase across the nation. The new AFC urgent care center in Knoxville, located at 9203 Kingston Pike will offer convenient, state-of-the-art treatment. AFC plans to open the clinic this summer.

"We're excited to offer folks in the Knoxville area another opportunity to get access to quality health care at our new clinic," says Dr. Bruce Irwin, founder and CEO of American Family Care. "We are thrilled about our expansion in the Knoxville region, providing another way for us to serve area residents, saving them time and money."

All AFC clinics are designed, equipped, and staffed to provide accessible primary care, urgent care, minor emergency treatment and occupational medicine. They use a high-tech, high-touch approach, with digital x-rays, on-site lab testing, state of the art diagnostics, and electronic medical records. The clinics are staffed by kind, caring and compassionate health care professionals. The clinics are open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and no appointments are necessary.

Founded by Irwin in Hoover, Ala., in 1982, AFC clinics offer primary, urgent and emergency care and occupational medicine. Over the past 32 years, the company has expanded its footprint from a handful of clinics in Alabama to more than 50 clinics in several states, including Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida. In 2013, AFC acquired Doctors Express, the largest national urgent care franchise creating AFC/Doctors Express brands across the country. By the end of this year, AFC/DRX will operate more than 175 facilities in 23 states and will serve over a million patients.

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