First National Urgent Care Franchise Awards Anne Arundel Territory

Doctors Express Expands Medical Care Options in the Capitol Area

Edgewater, MD, November 19, 2011 --( Doctors Express, the first ever national urgent care franchise, has awarded a territory to a local husband-and-wife business team that plans to greatly enhance medical care in the in the Chesapeake Bay area. The Doctors Express center on Solomons Island Road across from Lee Airport will service the Edgewater/Annapolis area and nearby Anne Arundel County communities.

Rick and Ginni Morani, bring a solid background of running successful businesses and have been awarded the rights to develop and open the fourth Doctors Express center to be located in Maryland. The Moranis and their medical director, Dr. Rinde Fadirepo, will establish a high-quality, state-of-the art, walk-in medical center that is comfortable, convenient and affordable for patients.

“We are excited to be awarded this tremendous opportunity with Doctors Express and look forward to providing patient-focused, affordable healthcare to Edgewater area patients,” said Rick Morani. "We look forward to being an integral part of healthcare delivery within Anne Arundel County."

The Doctors Express walk-in medical center differs from other medical centers by offering a consistent, broad range of treatment and services with an average wait time of only 15-20 minutes. Experienced physicians will diagnose and treat illnesses, dispense medication and have the capabilities to x-ray and set broken bones. The center will also include an on-site lab that will give quick test results for ailments such as mono and strep throat.

As part of a national franchise, the local Doctors Express will share best practices across all centers and leverage its size to keep prices lower for local consumers.

A Baltimore-area physician, Dr. Fadirepo is a highly credentialed and Board Certified doctor who will deliver affordable, efficient, non-emergency medical treatment. He has teamed up with Doctors Express franchisees Rick and Ginni Morani to assist them in managing the business. Dr. Fadirepo will treat patients and oversee the day-to-day medical operations of the center.

Currently, there are 38 Doctors Express centers up and running throughout the country. A total of 113 franchises have been awarded in 23 states, and 56 will be operating by the end of the year. The long term goal is to have 1,000 Doctors Express centers across the nation, so that a recognizable, reliable healthcare option is available wherever you travel in the U.S.

About Doctors Express:
Doctors Express was founded in Baltimore in 2005 by an emergency room physician seeking a more efficient, affordable and personable system for urgent care patients. Doctors Express walk-in medical centers are sweeping across the country as America’s first nationally branded urgent care centers. Much like an emergency room, Doctors Express always has physicians on staff. Doctors Express provides state-of-the-art treatment for acute illness, trauma and sports injuries (including minor surgical procedures) and has on-site laboratory and digital x-ray service as well as medication dispensing. Occupational health services such as pre-employment physicals, drug screening and treatment of work related injuries are also available to local employers. Visit

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Stacey Hilton