Reliant Medical Group Opens ReadyMED Site in Auburn

New Walk-in Medical Facility Opens Today on Southbridge Street in Former Pier1 Imports Location

WORCESTER, Mass., June 21, 2013 — In response to a growing number of patients being treated at its original ReadyMED location in Shrewsbury, Reliant Medical Group has opened a second ReadyMED location in Auburn, Mass.. The new, state-of-the-art walk-in medical facility is located at 460 Southbridge Street (Route 12) in the space formerly occupied by Pier 1 Imports.

“Our Shrewsbury site has been well utilized since it opened in 2009 due in large part to the support we’ve received from the local community,” said Dr. Raj Hazarika, Reliant’s chair of same day services.  “We’re excited about opening this second location and we expect things to go as well in Auburn as they have been in Shrewsbury.”

The new site, which will always have at least one physician or advanced practitioner present along with other medical staff, will be open Monday – Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. The only two days per year ReadyMED is not open are Thanksgiving and Christmas.

“The purpose of ReadyMED is to treat people whose illness or injury is not severe enough to require an emergency room visit, but cannot wait until their doctor is available to see them the next day or after the weekend,” adds Hazarika.

Utilizing approximately 6,000 square feet in the former retail space, the new facility features a reception area with self-service check-in kiosks, a lab for performing basic tests, multiple exam rooms, a procedure room and a radiology room, all of which will allow the staff to handle minor illnesses and injuries ranging from the flu to earaches to fractures and sprains.

“ReadyMED is another great example of how Reliant Medical Group is committed to delivering healthcare that’s most convenient for the way people live today,” said Armin Ernst, M.D. and Reliant’s president/CEO. “We know illness and injury doesn’t happen on a schedule, and we’re proud to provide this service as a complement to the great care many of the local doctors are already offering their patients.”

About Reliant Medical Group
Reliant Medical Group, one of six Atrius Health affiliates, is an independent, multi-specialty group of physicians conveniently located throughout Central Massachusetts. With over 250 doctors and 1,700 employees across more than 20 locations, Reliant Medical Group offers a unique collaborative approach to care that helps patients through sickness and health with compassion and a dedication to service.   Reliant Medical Group accepts all major forms of health insurance.

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