Located at 112 Ross Blvd. in Dodge City, Western Plains Express Care & Urology held an open house recently.

Western Plains Express Care is designed for residents to get the care they need when they need it, according to Western Plains Medical Complex.

The concept of the express clinic came to meet the needs of the community.

According to WPMC, walk-ins will be welcome and will be open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"Urgent care centers are quickly becoming the convenient alternative to emergency room visits, and Western Plains Express Care is a hybrid of an urgent care center and primary care – where an office visit is a much less cost than an emergency room visit," said WPMC marketing director Danielle Stroud.

The staff at Western Plains Express Care will be Melanie Emily — APRN, who specializes in Family Care and Jessica Grigoreva — APRN who also specializes in Family Medicine.

Joining the staff in the near future will be Dr. Catherine O. Arroyo.

Urologist Dr. Faris Azzouni, has also joined the Western Plains Physician Practices.

Western Plains Express Care will also offer specialties in pediatrics, OB-GYN, orthopedics and general surgery.

Call 620-371-7130 for more information.

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