Two area doctors are set to open a new urgent care center at Towers Shopping Shopping Center by establishing a Doctors Express.
Doctors Express is a franchise chain of urgent care medical centers that caters to those who want to avoid an emergency room, or don’t have a regular physician they can go to.
Drs. Steven Osborn and Serge Depret-Guillaume will be the doctors and owners of the new practice. Osborne has been a physician with LewisGale Physicians working at the Valley View practice for more than a decade. Depret-Guillaume has been at Christiansburg Family Practice.
The center will include onsite lab work services, x-rays and a pharmacy.
The urgent care will be located in the former ABC store location at Towers and construction to renovate the space will likely begin in September, said John Gilliam, the developer and another owner.
Gilliam, who helps open Doctors Express locations in Virginia, told me the two doctors contacted Doctors Express about opening a location. He said he anticipates the urgent care opening in mid-November.
“There is a tremendous need for urgent care in the Roanoke area,” Gilliam said.
Gilliam added that Doctors Express is seeking to open 25 new locations in the state during the next decade. The company already has locations in Woodbridge and Alexandria Virginia, but the Roanoke location will be the first of its centers to open outside the Northern Virginia area.
The announcement of the Towers urgent care comes shortly after an urgent care opened in Bonsack.
Once open the urgent care will be open seven days a week.