Urgent Team has announced the acquisition of Physicians Care, an urgent and family care company with eight East Tennessee locations.

Physicians Care was co-founded in 1990 by Chattanooga native Bill Meadows, M.D. Dr. Meadows has a background in emergency medicine and more than 25 years’ experience in urgent care, making him one of the most tenured providers in the industry. He is also founding President and former board member of the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA).

Dr. Meadows will continue practicing medicine, as well as serve as Chief Medical Officer for Physicians Care. “Having built, over the last couple of decades, an important healthcare service for many East Tennessee families and employers, I recognized there was still much more I wanted to do with the business,” Dr. Meadows said. “As such, I decided to partner with Urgent Team, which has more financial and operational systems, as well as people resources to fulfill my vision of further expanding our business. Urgent Team’s philosophy, people and reputation for quality and integrity made my decision easy.”

Urgent Team CEO and Chairman Tom Dent echoed his enthusiasm for the partnership. "We have known Dr. Meadows and Physician Care for several years and admired the quality of care and important role each of the centers plays in East Tennessee communities. We are honored to include the Physicians Care brand as part of Urgent Team – Family of Urgent Care and Walk-In Centers. Dr. Meadows and his team will be a significant addition to our leadership team as we further expand the breadth of our delivery footprint in the Chattanooga area communities.”

Urgent Team continues to be a leader in the urgent care space and this recent acquisition is an example of their commitment to growth and further expansion. This strategic acquisition now expands Urgent Team to 29 centers encompassing four brands; Urgent Team, Sherwood Urgent Care, Baptist Health Urgent Care and Physicians Care. The eight Physicians Care centers are located throughout East Tennessee in East Ridge, Hixson, Cleveland, Dayton, South Pittsburg, Lenoir City and two Chattanooga locations.

About Urgent Team

Urgent Team is one of the largest independent operators of urgent and family care centers in the Southeast. The Urgent Team family of urgent care and walk-in centers provides quality and affordable family healthcare at 29 locations: Urgent Team (12 centers throughout Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee); Sherwood Urgent Care (seven centers throughout Arkansas);Baptist Health Urgent Care (two centers in Arkansas); and Physicians Care (eight centers throughout East Tennessee). Urgent Team’s convenient, walk-in centers provide a comprehensive range of healthcare services including treatments for injuries and illnesses, occupational health and wellness care. The company headquarters are located in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit UrgentTeam.com.

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