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New urgent care opens doors for after-hours, weekend services

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 21:09

TAYLORSVILLE – The flat-roofed building off Highway 16 that once housed two longtime Taylorsville physicians has now completed its transformation into an inviting, modern urgent care facility that will continue the building’s longstanding tradition of welcoming the sick and injured.Work is almost finished on the outside!

Builders finished work in August and Urgent Care of Mountain View’s Taylorsville location is now ready to welcome its first patients, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 10. It is located at 60 Second Ave. SW in Taylorsville, behind People’s Drug store.

The center offers on-site laboratory testing for common illnesses, as well as digital x-ray, and features five examination rooms to better treat people suffering from infections or injuries.

The facility came about as part of a partnership between the Town of Taylorsville and Urgent Care of Mountain View.New floors

“This is a great way for patients suffering from a cold, strep or the flu, or those with bumps, bruises, scrapes and cuts to receive medical care after hours, on weekends, and without waiting for an appointment,” said Killian. “People can just walk in at their convenience.”

The center's providers treat a wide variety of illnesses and injuries, as well as conduct sports physical exams and U.S. Department of Transportation physicals. It also offers occupational medicine and worker’s compensation visits.

Urgent Care of Mountain View and urgent care centers across the country provide unscheduled, Work is progressing on the building!extended-hour access for acute illnesses and injuries beyond the scope or availability of typical primary care practices or retail clinics.

“We are proud to offer services to the residents of Taylorsville and Alexander County and can’t wait to be an active part of this community,” said Emily Killian, practice manager. “Everyone here has gone out of their way to be welcoming and we appreciate the continued support.”

One of the largest supporters is Taylorsville Town Manager David Odom, who started talks with the practice more than a year ago. Bringing after-hours medical care to Taylorsville and Alexander County was a priority for Odom.

“This project could not have happened without him,” said Killian. “We are happy to be part of his vision for Taylorsville.”

The urgent care will accept most major insurances, including Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Medcost, Cigna, Aetna and more. Providers for the urgent care will include Marilyn Gamewell, FNP, and Lora Taraban, FNP, both of whom have Alexander County ties; Brian Bechtol, PA-C; and Melanie Trado, PA-C. Plans are for Urgent Care of Mountain View’s Taylorsville location to be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Urgent Care of Mountain View opened its flagship location at 2872 S. N.C. 127 Highway in the Mountain View area of Hickory in 2011. The practice has served more than 12,000 patients from Catawba, Alexander, Lincoln, Burke, Cleveland and Caldwell counties for two years. The independent practice is under the medical direction of Drs. David Duralia and Robert Lee.

For more information, call 828-330-2103 (Hickory), 828-270-3604 (Taylorsville).

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