State-of-The-Art Medical Center Now Open in Fuquay-Varina
Fuquay-Varina, NC (September 29, 2020) – Two young North Carolina dads who’ve been best friends since the age of 15 are living out their entrepreneurial dreams in Fuquay-Varina by opening their first American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care and accessible primary care, in southern Wake County. The new state-of-the art medical center is located at the corner of Main Street and Judd Parkway and is the only healthcare facility in the area to offer a rapid COVID-19 test that delivers results to patients in less than 15 minutes.
“We are excited to bring American Family Care to one of the fastest growing areas of North Carolina,” said Aaron Zucker, co-owner of AFC Fuquay-Varina. “We are obsessed with helping as many people as quickly and safely as possible. Now, with the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, our services are needed more than ever before. The incredible people of Fuquay-Varina and southern Wake County have been so receptive to our arrival and they deserve nothing but the best.”
Zucker and co-owner Aaron Fields are also proud to bring critical coronavirus testing to families in Fuquay-Varina and surrounding communities. “This is a gamechanger for people who live in this area. The rapid COVID-19 test we’re offering is a powerful tool that could help slow the spread of the coronavirus, ” explains Fields. “You can now walk into our clinic without an appointment, have one of our providers administer the rapid antigen test and find out in less than 15 minutes if you have COVID-19. This is just one of the many examples of how we are hyper focused on providing a retail style experience to the patient population, which will provide a ground-breaking alternative to what exists in the market today.”
A veteran emergency medicine physician with 25 years of clinical experience and a proven healthcare leader will serve as the medical director of AFC Fuquay-Varina. Dr. John Carmack is board certified as well as a highly decorated United States Air Force flight surgeon who deployed multiple times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Inherent Resolve. “Our entire team is looking forward to becoming the go-to healthcare destination for busy local families,” says Dr. Carmack. “In addition to offering rapid COVID-19 testing, AFC Fuquay-Varina’s medical staff can provide a full scope of urgent care services including vaccines, x-ray services, and occupational health exams.”
AFC Fuquay-Varina Services
- Rapid COVID-19 Testing – AFC medical staff can administer the most accurate, point of care nasal swab rapid test in the market. This diagnostic test delivers results in just minutes, boasting a 97% accuracy rate.
- State-of-the-Art Diagnostics – Digital X-ray equipment allows AFC staff to take and read X-rays within minutes. Patients are provided with copies on a CD upon discharge.
- Laboratory on Site – AFC’s on-site laboratory provides a wide variety of lab work.
- Occupational Health Exams and Workers’ Compensation Cases – These services include DOT physicals, pulmonary function tests, urine drug screens, and breath-alcohol tests.
The new AFC is located at the site of Fuquay-Varina’s former KFC, 1298 North Main Street. The center is conveniently located near shopping and restaurants in the heart of the community and it is open seven days a week and, walk-ins are welcome. Patients will have the option to scan a bar code on the front door, check in and wait in their car to be seen.
“You can count on us to provide high-quality healthcare virtually 365 days a year, AFC is a convenient, economical alternative to visiting a hospital emergency room,” Fields explains. “Our staff can treat everything from cuts, bruises and fractures, to colds, flu, and of course, testing for COVID-19. Patients choose AFC because we care deeply about keeping them healthy and our team is always available to answer their health care questions.”
American Family Care Fuquay-Varina
- 1298 North Main Street
- Open seven days a week
- Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Saturday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- (919) 590-4099
For more information visit: afcurgentcare.com/fuquay-varina
About American Family Care
Founded by Dr. Bruce Irwin with a single location in 1982, American Family Care has pioneered the concept of non-emergency room urgent care. With its 2013 acquisition of the Doctors Express, and its subsequent rebranding, AFC has become the nation’s leading provider of urgent care, accessible primary care, and occupational medicine, with more than 200 clinics and 600 in-network physicians caring for nearly 3 million patients a year. Ranked by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., AFC’s stated mission is to provide the best healthcare possible, in a kind and caring environment, while respecting the rights of all patients, in an economical manner, at times and locations convenient to the patient. For more information, visit www.americanfamilycare.com.