Fairfield doctor launching urgent care center

Dr. Steven Heffer is optimistic about his new career as a business owner. In September 2012, Heffer bought a Doctors Express Urgent Care Center franchise, and has been actively preparing for its grand opening in March at 161 Boston Ave., in Bridgeport.

Heffer, who recently resigned his position as a Greenwich Hospital emergency room physician, is a Fairfield resident and father of three.

According to Heffer, the time was right to make a change, and he has been looking for a way to be more involved in his community.

“I’m looking forward to being more involved with my patients and having continuity of care, as compared to being in an emergency room setting,” Heffer said. “Developing relationships, building stronger ties with the community and serving a city where urgent care is not as accessible are the main reasons I’m doing this. “

A primary care physician, Heffer will lead the team as the medical director. The facility will employ 15 to 20 people, including medical assistants, physician assistants, certified physicians and X-ray and lab technicians, and will be prepared to treat everything from broken and fractured bones and lacerations to sore throats and the flu.

The urgent care center will have its own on-site lab and digital X-ray equipment, enabling doctors to diagnose and treat illnesses and set broken bones, all under one roof. Additional services will include all typical urgent care services, plus pre-employment exams, drug testing, breath alcohol tests, sports and school physicals, DOT physicals, pre-surgical physicals and vaccinations, including travel vaccinations.

Doctors Express will have a Spanish-speaking staff member on duty at all times and the website has translation capabilities to the top 12 languages spoken in Connecticut, including Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, German, Italian, French, Vietnamese and French.

Doctors Express Bridgeport will accept most insurance’s, including Medicaid and Medicare, as well as affordable cash and credit card rates for self-pay patients.

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