Two Experienced Providers Join FastMed Urgent Care in Kernersville

Bilingual provider excited to support healthcare needs of Latino neighbors

Kernersville, NC, Aug. 16, 2016 – FastMed Urgent Care, the fastest growing and second largest independent urgent care organization in the U.S., welcomes Roger Gomez, PA-C and R. Brock Phillips, PA-C to the FastMed Urgent Care located at 1024 S. Main Street in Kernersville. The location is open seven days a week, providing walk-in care for non-life threatening medical needs to patients of all ages.

A resident of Kernersville, Roger Gomez is fluent in Spanish and is excited to support the healthcare needs of the local community. He most recently served pediatric and adult patients in a federally funded medical office in nearby High Point and has also worked with adult patients in an internal medicine practice in Winston-Salem. A veteran of the United States Army, Roger ended his military career as a Medical Laboratory Sergeant, having served patients in New York, Italy and locally at Fort Bragg. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine with a Master of Health Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies.

“As a Latino and resident of Kernersville, I am excited to provide the highest quality healthcare to all of the families in Kernersville and the surrounding areas,” said Roger. “FastMed is the largest independent urgent care provider to achieve Joint Commission Accreditation, which is the gold standard for patient care, and that is the care I want to deliver to people in my community.”

Brock Phillips brings ten years of Emergency Room experience to FastMed Urgent Care and its patients in Kernersville. Most recently, he worked at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a level one urban trauma center, and also has experience in a level two rural trauma center as well as pediatric trauma. Brock is certified by the American Heart Association in both Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. An Eagle Scout, he volunteered at community free medical clinics and worked as an EMT/ER tech prior to completing his Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

“When I worked in the Emergency Room, I saw many patients with non-life threatening illnesses or injuries that could be treated more quickly and cost effectively at an urgent care clinic,” said Brock. “I am excited to bring my ER experience to FastMed to help residents of Kernersville receive high quality care for a lower cost than the ER for non-emergent medical needs.”

“Both Roger and Brock bring extraordinary medical experience and a demonstrated passion to serve their patients and the community,” said Kyle A. Bohannon, President & CEO of FastMed. “Our mission is to positively impact the lives of our patients and their families, and I am confident that both of these providers will bring that mission to life for all residents of Kernersville.”

With more than 100 clinics in North Carolina, Arizona and Texas, 57 FastMed Urgent Care clinics are located in North Carolina. In 2015, the company was ranked by Inc. 5000 as one of the nation's fastest-growing private companies for the third year in a row, growing by more than 1,000% between 2011 and 2015. In addition, FastMed is the largest independent urgent care operator to be awarded the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation in health care quality and safety in ambulatory health care. The company is owned by ABRY Partners, one of the most successful and renowned private equity firms in the United States.

 Visit FastMed.com to get more information or check-in online at the Kernersville or another FastMed Urgent Care location.

 About FastMed Urgent Care

FastMed Urgent Care is an owner and operator of urgent care facilities with more than 100 locations across Arizona, North Carolina and Texas. FastMed focuses on the delivery of walk-in medicine for non-emergent healthcare needs 365 days per year through licensed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. FastMed clinics hold the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation in health care quality and safety in ambulatory health care. FastMed is managed by an affiliated entity of one of the investment funds of ABRY Partners. www.FastMed.com.

 About ABRY Partners

Founded in 1989, ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced and successful media, communications, business and information services-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since its founding, ABRY has completed more than $42 billion of transactions, representing investments in more than 450 properties. The firm is currently managing more than $4.3 billion of total capital and investing out of a $1.9 billion private equity fund, $950 million senior equity fund and a $1.5 billion senior debt fund. www.ABRY.com.

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