Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sharing Advice and Expertise with Tomorrow's Doctors

Dr. Ferrara spoke to the first and second year medical school students, at the Georgia campus for the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

He covered a range of topics, from briefing them on his own educational background and how he got into emergency medicine, to how they can can get into the emergency medical field.

He also explained how they can do well on rotations and offered a mock oral board exam, giving the students an idea of what they can expect in the years to come.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Prelude to the 2014 World Cup

Dr. Anthony Ferrara and Student Doctor Melamed were co-directors for the medical teams participating in the International "friendly game" between Nigeria and Mexico last night at the GA-Dome. This is the second major soccer game they have participated in this year. Dr. Ferrara said, "It is always a pleasure bringing our medical expertise and love of soccer to the same platform in one night as well as be part of such an enormous event." With nearly 70,000 people in attendance, it was the highest number of fans to ever see a soccer game at the Georgia Dome.

During the game Dr. Ferrara and the medical team successfully took care of one of the Nigerian soccer players. Both the player and the team were extremely grateful for the quality medical care and genuine concern.

Even though the game ended in a tie, the level of excitement and demonstration of great athletic skills kept the near-capacity crowd on their feet and cheering throughout the event. In fact, the organizers are already talking about another match-up, in Atlanta. The popularity of soccer in Atlanta is obvious. Bringing high hopes and more than a little speculation toward the possibility of creating a Major League Soccer team for our city, in the very near future.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Atlanta’s Only After Hours Urgent Care Clinic is Now Open in a New Space

(Atlanta, GA) March 3, 2014 – Atlanta’s top ER Doctors are expanding their After Hours Clinic capabilities by moving into a new space in partnership with Absolute Care.

Urgent Care at Peachtree is Atlanta’s only After Hours Clinic that is open from 6pm to 11pm nightly.  Formerly located in the 2045 Peachtree Road Building, Urgent Care at Peachtree has moved one block North and across the street to 2140 Peachtree Road, beside Houston’s Restaurant.

“We are moving into space that from 9am to 5pm is Absolute Care, and from 6pm to 11pm is Urgent Care.  It’s a perfect fit,” says Dr. Anthony Ferrara, the founder and one of the Doctor Owners of Urgent Care at Peachtree.

Dr. Ferrara said, “We will continue to offer the same Urgent Care services, and we will continue to offer Atlanta’s athletes our sports injury support through our affiliation with Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic.  The parking at our new location along with the space available to us allows our patients easier access and better service.”

With late hours, ER Doctors Owners on staff and lab and x-ray services onsite, Urgent Care at Peachtree will continue to fill a much-needed gap in Metro Atlanta’s healthcare offerings.

Dr. Ferrara sums it up this way, “Between 6pm and 11pm, Atlanta’s Emergency Departments are full of people who have minor illnesses and injuries.  At Urgent Care at Peachtree, we have Board-Certified ER Doctors who can see those people quicker and diagnose and treat them faster at a much lower cost than the ER.  We think that having our Urgent Care open late takes some of the burden off of Atlanta’s area hospitals and gives the patient the same care with a better experience.”

Urgent Care at Peachtree is an after-hours Urgent Care Clinic owned and operated by Board-Certified ER Physicians.  Open from 6pm to 11pm nightly, Urgent Care at Peachtree is located at 2140 Peachtree Road in Suite 232.  The clinic treats all minor injuries and illnesses and has x-ray and lab services onsite.  The clinic also specializes in Sports Injuries and serves as the official medical provider for Georgia State University Athletics and the Atlanta Silverbacks Professional Soccer Team.   For more information, visit