By PHYLISS BOATWRIGHT, C-T Staff Writer
Personians will soon have another choice in medical care when Roxboro MedAccess, an “urgicare” practice, opens in the “Gateway Center” on U.S. 501 South.
MedAccess and the commercial medical center make up a project led by Dr. Dan Phillips. The two-physician urgent care and occupational medicine center will feature a small lab and radiology facility that will be open 10 to 12 hours a day.
Phillips projects that the practice will serve 30 to 40 patients per day when at full capacity.
According to literature Phillips furnished The Courier-Times, “There will be a strong focus on customer service and fees will be structured to be affordable for families and businesses.”
The 9,000 square foot building that will house MedAccess and now under construction is one of several similar facilities planned for the Gateway Center.
Phillips also plans for the center to house a pharmacy and medical retail store and possibly a diet center and a medical equipment sales center as well.
He is actively recruiting businesses for the new medical park.
Phillips, one of the physicians in the new MedAccess practice, recently completed training provided by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and qualified as a certified Medical Review officer.
He was certified by the Medical Review Officer Certification Council, an independent physician-based body which conducts the examination and identifies physicians with the medical expertise and skills necessary to evaluate drug and alcohol tests in the public and private workplace sectors.
Phillips, a former U.S. Army flight surgeon, is also residency trained and board certified in emergency medicine.
He and his wife Sandy live at Mayo Lake.