Patient First Opens Wednesday

The new urgent and primary care facility will be open every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

If you have a cut, bruise or just feel under the weather, there's a new place for you to go for care.

Patient First in Odenton opens its doors Wednesday, offering an array of medical services including treatment for minor injuries and illnesses, X-rays, and the filling of prescriptions.

The Odenton location—on Annapolis Road across from the Odenton Shopping Center—is the 40th for Patient First.

"It's a modern medical approach," said Patient First CEO Pete Sowers, during an open house celebration Tuesday. "It's fast, it's efficient, there are no appointments and you get a broad range of services."

Sowers also noted that Patient First offers primary care. Patients may sign on as a patient with a specific doctor, but can get care from any other doctor at the facility if that doctor is not available.

The CEO said Patient First will benefit from the presence of other medical facilities in the area, including a new center from Johns Hopkins and Anne Arundel Medical under construction next door, and another Johns Hopkins complex immediately to the west.

Carol B July 25, 2012 at 02:42 PM
What hospital(s) will the facility be affiliated with?
Meryl Tseng July 25, 2012 at 04:42 PM
I've typically always gone to Righttime for urgent care issues, but I've learned from experience that if you have an orthopedic issue that Patient First is the place to go. When my son broke his ankle this past spring, we went to Righttime and were then referred to an orthopedist and given a little picture of the xrays that looks like it came out of one of the Chuck E Cheese rides. The specialist didn't even look at it, and took new x-rays. Last week my son fractured his wrist and I decided to give Patient First in Pasadena a try. They gave me a CD with his x-rays on it, the orthopedist pulled it up on his computer and was able to use those x-rays to diagnose a very small fracture. Kudos to Patient First for keeping up with technology!
Kat July 25, 2012 at 10:53 PM
That sounds like a good out-of-hours place, rather than having to go to the ER! Meryl, hope your son's better - he sounds a bit accident-prone :-))
CJH July 26, 2012 at 04:36 AM
I went to the new Patients' First today for a simple tetatnus shot after stepping on a sewing needle embedded in a carpet on Monday. I was kept waiting for 2 hours with hardly a soul to be seen in the waiting room. I was charged $129 for the doctor to walk into the cubicle, look at the bruise that is all that remains of the 'wound' and agree a tetanus was a good idea and walk out. They were there under 2 minutes, I timed!! I was THEN charged $39.00 for the nurse to stick me with the needle- their "Vaccination Administration" And then $65.00 for the Tetanus vaccine itself. Total: 233.00 OR I could have used one of my doctor visits allotted by my Insurance Provider. Since I only get a handful of those a year, it seemed shocking that a simple shot should cost SO MUCH. When I brought this to the administrations' attention, I was brusquely told to call their customer service and essentially shown the door! Save your wallet and your time, go somewhere else. I found out too late for me that CVS offers similar services for $100. Target between $45-60. =(
Kimberly Long September 26, 2012 at 03:58 PM
This place was a total disappointment. The doctor had horrible bedside manners and I will not be back. They need a new doctor on site. Thank you for making me pay for zero care. Waste of time and money.


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