Patient First Has Opened in Aspen Hill

by MCS Staff
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Patient First opened its Aspen Hill location last month in the Aspen Manor shopping center on Georgia Avenue, next to Outback Steakhouse. The location was even the subject of local television commercials advertising the opening. Though the commercials still air and say the urgent and primary care facility will be “opening soon,” it has already opened.

Patient Care expanded its services in Maryland with the opening of a new medical center Aspen Hill, MD, on Thursday, December 2, 2021. The new center, located at 13671 Georgia Ave, Aspen Hill, MD 20906-5214, provides area residents with walk-in, non-appointment access to urgent and primary medical care services 365 days a year, including all holidays.

“The goal of Patient First is to provide convenient, cost-effective medical care on a walk-in basis,” says R.P. Sowers, M.D., founder and CEO of Patient First.  “At the same time, our physicians and staff always work closely and in a collaborative fashion with the area’s existing medical community to provide care.”

Like all Patient First medical centers, the Aspen Hill facility will feature a wide range of on-site services, all available each day during the center’s operating hours, including:

Urgent Care
Patient First provides treatment for routine injuries and illnesses – offering a convenient, lower-cost alternative to visiting a hospital emergency department.  Services offered include care for colds, flu, allergic reactions, ear and sinus infections, pneumonia, minor burns, skin rashes, sprains, minor fractures, lacerations and sports injuries.

Primary Care
Patient First physicians provide preventative and primary medical services for patients who do not have a regular physician.  While appointments are not necessary, a patient selecting a Patient First physician for primary care can refer to the Patient First web site at www.patientfirst.com to see when their preferred physician is scheduled. Patients may also call the center for a three-day physician schedule.

Telehealth
Patient First provides telehealth service making it even more convenient to visit a Patient First physician. A patient may visit with a Patient First health care provider directly through their smartphone, tablet, or computer. Patients may register through the Patient First website or dial (866) 990-2533. Telehealth visits are available from Monday through Friday.

Digital X-Ray Services
Like all Patient First centers, the new Patient First – Aspen Hill location will be equipped with on-site digital x-ray equipment for routine x-rays.

Lab Work
The new Patient First facility’s CLIA-approved laboratory will provide on-site services for routine office labs and send-out service for more complex tests.

Prescriptions
As a convenience, Patient First dispenses routine prescription drugs on-site.

Occupational Health
Since 1981, Patient First has provided Occupational Health services for employees and employers. These services include treatment for workplace injuries covered by Workers’ Compensation, as well as DOT physicals, and drug screenings.

For continuity of care, Patient First routinely transmits a copy of the visit record to the patient’s primary care physician, according to the patient’s wishes.

Patient First accepts most major insurance plans including Aetna, Amerigroup, Beech Street, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna Healthcare, Great-West Healthcare, UnitedHealthcare, Medicare and TRICARE. Patient First offers simplified pricing for patients without insurance.

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