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September 14, 2011 - Groveland Twp.- During the evening hours, or on weekends when most doctors' offices are closed, it can be inconvenient to have to drive to a hospital emergency room several miles away and wait hours to be seen.

Now there is another option.

Area residents will have access to emergency medical care close to home with the opening on Sept. 19 of M-15 Urgent Care, 250 N. Ortonville Road, Suite C (near Bueche's Food World).

"We will be providing a very good service," said Dr. Ahmed Arif, M-15 Urgent Care medical director/co-owner and a primary care physician who specializes in internal medicine and pediatrics. "This really serves a need of the population and we will provide all urgent care needs when primary doctors are not available after work or on weekends. We will eliminate unnecessary emergency room visits and bring down the costs of healthcare."

Arif, who also co-owns Flushing Road Urgent Care with Dr. Syed Sattar, said the location of M-15 Urgent Care was chosen because there were no urgent care facilities available within a 10-mile radius of this area and township residents would have to drive to Clarkston or Davison in order to receive after-hours care.

The staff at M-15 Urgent Care includes three physicians and two nurse practitioners who can treat all acute and common illnesses and infections, as well as minor injuries and fractures. Sports and employment physicals and immunizations including tetanus, flu and meningitis shots, are also offered.

The 1,800 square-foot facility features five examination rooms, including one used for minor surgeries and treatment of fractures. X-rays, EKGs and laboratory services are all on-site and a state-of-the-art system allows electronic medical records and digital x-rays to be transmitted instantaneously to a radiologist or a patient's general physician.

M-15 Urgent Care accepts all health insurance plans, and uninsured patients can pay a $50 flat rate for an office visit, as well as receive triple flu vaccine shots for free while supplies last.

M-15 Urgent Care, 250 N. Ortonville Road, Suite C, is open from noon-10 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Details: 248-793-7113.

Susan covers Brandon Township and Ortonville
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