Under the direction of Medical Director Dr. Harris Mones, the medical team at Miami Urgent Care Center Medical Clinic in Coral Gables provides patients with expert care to treat illnesses commonly seen in a family physician’s office as well as most minor, non-life threatening conditions usually treated in hospital emergency rooms.
Dr. Mones envisions his practice as a hybrid — combining family practice, urgent care and concierge-style services. As part of the center’s VIP (Very Important Patient) service level, the wellappointed medical center on Douglas Road accepts walk-in patients for same-day appointments and remains open extended hours, including Saturdays and Sundays.
“Many patients come to us to receive ‘urgent care’ treatment because they do not have a primary care physician or they cannot get a timely appointment with their physician when they are sick or have a minor injury,” Dr. Mones said. “They are so pleased with the level of care and the convenience we offer, they continue to visit us for their general healthcare.”
Dr. Mones has provided his cell phone number to his patients “since he started carrying a cell phone” and has made house calls to those unable to visit the office since he began practicing medicine.
“No matter how good of a doctor you are, if you are not available to your patients when they need you, then you are not very good,” Dr. Mones said. “We are open early mornings, evenings and weekends and never say ‘no’ to our patients when they need us. We provide a level of service beyond that provided in a concierge-type practice — without charging a hefty yearly membership fee as is common in those types of practices.”
That same level of service is provided to members in the new VIP Discount Medical Membership plan — an affordable option for anyone without health insurance or those with high-deductible insurance plans or insufficient insurance coverage. The fee is $60 per month per person. The program includes many conveniences and services, including unlimited doctor and urgent care visits, with discounted co-pays and medication.
Prompt attention is given to patients upon arrival to the center. Most patients are seen in less than one hour. To make the wait comfortable, Miami Urgent Care Center has flat-screen televisions in the waiting area and all exam rooms. Coffee and tea are offered and iPads are available for patient use. The beautiful 150-gallon live reef saltwater aquarium enhances the waiting area’s relaxed atmosphere.
Dr. Mones is board certified in family practice and geriatrics and has more than 20 years of experience treating children and adults in Miami. He treats medical conditions in areas such as dermatology, gynecology, urology, orthopedics, pulmonary, travel medicine, pediatrics and geriatrics. His ability to offer a vast array of medical services to children and adults in one location saves patients time and money.
“In most instances, our patients don’t have to visit labs, specialists and pharmacies after their visit. We perform complete diagnostic services, including X-rays, ultrasound and lab work. We also dispense many medications — most are less than $20,” Dr. Mones said.
With Chiropractor Dr. Luis Enrique Orozco on staff, Miami Urgent Care is the only urgent care center in Miami offering emergency chiropractic care to its patients. In addition, three highly skilled and qualified physician assistants help Dr. Mones promptly treat minor medical emergencies such as lacerations, infections, wound care, sprains and minor broken bones.
Patients can receive treatment for infections, rashes, sexually transmitted diseases and automobile and worker’s compensation injuries. Dr. Mones and his medical team perform immigration exams, employment physicals and flu and travel vaccinations, as well as school and camp physicals for children.
For a complete list of services, visit online at www.DrMones.com and www.MiamiUrgentCare.com. The center is located at 2645 SW 37 Ave., Suite 502. For more information or to make an appointment, call 305-494-0536.