FastMed Acquires Sports Medicine Express

The Urgent Care Provider Launches Sports Medicine Practice in Scottsdale and Chandler

Gilbert, AZ – January 4, 2013 – FastMed Urgent Care today announced the acquisition of Sports Medicine Express.  The practice was owned and cofounded by Matthew Shores, M.D., who will remain with FastMed to provide specialized sports medicine treatments, including injury care for sprains and broken bones, X-rays, sports physicals and other sports-related medical treatments to athletes, teams and coaches.

“There are quite a few sports programs in the Scottsdale and Chandler community, so there was a significant need for these services,” said FastMed President and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Blank. “Dr. Shores has kept teams healthy and on the field for years and we’re all thrilled to welcome him to the FastMed family.”

As the new year begins, FastMed will be reaching out to area schools and other athletic programs throughout the Scottsdale and Chandler communities to talk about how its new specialized sports medicine practice can support them.  FastMed also plans a marketing campaign to make the general community aware of the new sports medicine program. 

“I have always been a fan of FastMed Urgent Care because they’re a true team that puts patients first,” said Matthew Shores, M.D., head of FastMed’s new sports medicine practice.  “Sports medicine is more than a practice to me, it’s a passion and doing what I love helps our community’s athletes get out there and do what they love.”

As an urgent care and sports medicine clinic, patients will enjoy extended hours 365 days a year, urgent care, family medicine, flu shots, school/sports/work physicals, workers’ compensation injury care, on-site lab/X-ray/Rx and more.  Patients can also take advantage of the FastMed Discount Program for those without health coverage.

FastMed’s three sports medicine locations are:

4902 E. Shea Blvd. Suite 101      2875 W. Ray Road Suite 8  3705        3705 S. Arizona Avenue Suite 1

Scottsdale, AZ 85254                      Chandler, AZ 85224                                 Chandler, AZ 85248

Shea and Tatum                                 Ray and Loop 101                                      Arizona Avenue and N. Ocotillo 

Call 480-277-6787 (480-2SPORTS) for appointment scheduling.

 Click here for more information about our sports medicine services.

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About FastMed Urgent Care:

FastMed Urgent Care is a North Carolina-based owner and operator of urgent care facilities with locations throughout North Carolina and Arizona.  FastMed focuses on the delivery of non-appointment based medicine to the non-emergency patient market. The urgent care centers are open 365 days a year and are staffed with experienced and licensed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. FastMed is managed by an affiliated entity of one of the investment funds of the Comvest Group, a leading private investment firm focused on providing equity and debt capital to lower middle-market companies. For more information, please visit www.fastmed.com.

Contact:

Gerald Bohulano | Senior Marketing Coordinator
FastMed Urgent Care
480.545.2787x1327
g.bohulano@fastmed.com