An excerpt from the March 2014 edition of Entrepreneur Magazine:

“The big point of differentiation between the model we operate and working elsewhere is that a healthcare professional can focus on what they love about their craft: treating people and providing healthcare for them,” says Scott Hoots, vice president of franchise operations at AFC/Doctors Express, an urgent-care franchise with locations in 27 states that was acquired last year by American Family Care. “They don’t have to do payroll or fill out tax forms. They don’t have to hire and fire people. Their sole focus is on patients, and that is what attracts high-quality doctors to the system.”

There are other advantages, too. “Our compensation is competitive with other medical centers, and with a much better lifestyle. There are no beepers or being called in during the middle of the night,” Hoots says. “Someone asked me the other day if we get good physicians. We’re not getting flunkies or physicians hired right out of medical school. We have doctors at all career stages because of the benefits we offer.”

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