BUSINESS: Immediate Care of Oklahoma
It’s two o’clock on Friday afternoon. The tickle in your throat,
periodic cough, flushed and feverish feeling seem to be getting worse; it’s
time to call your doctor. You do, but getting in next Tuesday isn’t going to
help you feel Better. Sooner. And
you do not want to go to the ER. What are your alternatives?
“Family doctors manage long-term
conditions and promote long-term health,” says Dr. Kevin Penwell, CEO and
founder of Immediate Care of Oklahoma. “Our clinics handle short-term illnesses
Immediate Care of Oklahoma (ICO)
is owned by local physicians and opened their first facility on South May
Avenue in October of 2008. Since then four other facilities have been added in
Norman and Edmond and number six is scheduled to open near Tinker AFB at I-240 and
Sooner Road in August 2014.
Open seven days a week from
8am-8pm, Immediate Care serves a wide range of patient needs as well as
offering services for business and industry. With advantages such as on-site
labs and x-ray; occupational, work comp and drug testing; and doctors with over
85 years of ER and family practice experience, ICO should be your first choice
when urgent care is needed.
In addition, many patients take
advantage of the on-site prescription service that saves them from having to
stop at the pharmacy when they really just want to get themselves or their
“With respect to continuing care
with your primary care doctor after your ICO visit, we have spent time building
relationships with area doctors so they know and trust that we will care for
their patients when they aren’t available and then provide their offices the
treatment information so that they can continue with long-term care.”
Dr. Penwell shared that he has
found this solid referral system to and from fellow practitioners continues to
result in exceptional health care for the patients.
“Our mission, both in statement
and action, is to set the patient care bar very high. When we have new patients
or patients waiting on lab results, we have a ‘three-day call back’procedure,”
he explains. “This service is to ensure that patients are improving after their
visit and say to them one more time, “We Care.” As you might imagine, this
extra level of personal attention strongly resonates with our customers.”
For more information, call
216-5373 (Covell and Kelly) or 513-6300 (East 33rd Street).