Solantic Acquires Second Central Florida Walk-In Clinic

Monday, July 21, 2008 General News J E 4
ORLANDO, Fla., July 21 Solantic has acquired its secondCentral Florida clinic, the Lake Mary Walk-In Medical Center. This move comeson the heels of the acquisition of Occupational Medicine and walk-in clinicWorkers Occupational Resource Center in January.

"Dr. Hopkins brings expertise to Solantic that we don't already have,"said Karen Bowling, Solantic CEO. "He and his staff will help us expand andenhance our services and offerings."

S. Marcus Hopkins, M.D., founded the Lake Mary Walk-In Medical Center in2003 and will remain the center's primary physician. The center will keep itsexisting hours, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then transition to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday toFriday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in September.

"I am excited to join such a motivated team of healthcare providers," saidHopkins. "I hope to be instrumental in Solantic's local success by providingthe best care possible at a fair price."

The Lake Mary Center will be Solantic's seventh location in CentralFlorida. Solantic also plans to open its first airport clinic inside theOrlando International Airport later this year.

Solantic's growth strategy, spurred by a $100 million commitment in July2007, includes plans for 20 total centers in the Central Florida area and1,000 centers nationwide in the next few years.

"We are very excited that Solantic is opening a Lake Mary clinic," saidTony Jenkins, Central Florida Market President for BlueCross BlueShield ofFlorida. "Being a Jacksonville native, I am very familiar with the quality ofhealthcare services provided by their dedicated and professional staff."

The Lake Mary Solantic center is located right off Lake Mary Blvd., at 136Parliament Loop, #102.

About Solantic

Richard Scott and Karen Bowling started Solantic in 2001 with a mission ofProviding Convenient Healthcare at a Fair Price with as Little Hassle asPossible. From day one, the founders focused on attracting individuals with apassion for patients and the desire to keep costs, and thus, prices, as low aspossible. Solantic centers are open every day of the year with extended hours.Each center has digital X-ray and lab services on-site. Solantic was among thefirst healthcare providers in the country to set forth its prices in its lobbyon a menu board. Urgent care visits are capped at $189. A comparable visit tothe emergency room would cost in excess of $1,500.

SOURCE Solantic


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