Two long-time friends and entrepreneurs opened up a new American Family Care (AFC) facility in the bustling area of 1298 N. Main Street, in Fuquay-Varina last month. Aaron fields, of Raleigh, and Aaron Zucker, of Charlotte, have transformed the site of a former KFC into an urgent care facility. The land was purchased in 2019 by AFC Fuquay LLC.
A New Venture
Fields and Zucker first ventured into the business world early, with Zucker purchasing a bar while he was a student at the University of Alabama. This eventually led to his firm, Zucker Investment Group, purchasing retail properties. Fields is Vice President of Operations at A&B Store Fixtures in Raleigh.
Although neither men have ever launched an urgent care facility prior to this endeavor, they’re optimistic about the value they will be providing to the local community. This will be a new experience for both of them. However, they’re already talking about opening up more urgent care facilities. “We’re already looking at plans to expand throughout Wake County and comparable neighborhoods and markets to Fuquay-Varina,” Zucker said. “We have an appetite to help people in the fast-growing markets.”
Focusing on Busy Families and Slowing the Spread
The medical director for the new American Family Care facility, Dr. John Carmack, is a United States Air Force flight surgeon. Dr. Carmack said, “The entire team at AFC Fuquay-Varina is looking forward to becoming the go-to health care destination for busy local families.”
“We are obsessed with helping as many people as quickly and safely as possible,” Zucker said. “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.”
One way they’re going to be helping local families is with their rapid-result COVID-19 testing. Using a device called the Sofia 2, the testing has an accuracy of 97%, and results can be determined in just 15 minutes. “This is a game changer for people who live in this area,” Fields said. “The rapid COVID-19 test we’re offering is a powerful tool that could help slow the spread of the coronavirus.”