American Family Care celebrates grand opening of new urgent care center in Linden

American Family Care recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest urgent care center, in Linden.

As a result of the new facility, some unique offerings afforded to the community include Department of Transportation physicals as well as official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services medical exams performed by immigration-certified doctors.

AFC Linden Medical Director Dr. John Lopez broadened his practice to facilitate immigration and occupational health care. He shared that he “aims to bring service and quality care that will benefit the patient community in Linden as it continues to grow.”

A civil surgeon and NRCME-certified medical examiner who is of Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian descent, he also serves as the medical director for AFC Perth Amboy.

The celebration featured AFC Linden’s franchise owners, Dr. Amrish Patel and Frank Tobias; Lopez; Central Administrator Dr. Krutee Laad; Linden Mayor Derek Armstead; and other local officials and business community members.

Patel and Tobias remarked on the special occasion, “It’s an honor to continue to seek ways of helping the people in our community and provide them with a wide array of health care services that best fit their needs in the Union County area.”

Patel has been in practice for over 25 years and is currently practicing anesthesia and pain management in New Jersey. Tobias has launched numerous business ventures in Middlesex and Union counties, having lived and worked in these communities his entire life.

The Linden community is a diverse population, and AFC Linden physicians care to make a difference for the needs of each population. AFC Linden also offers telecare/telemedicine services, which allow its providers to facilitate health care virtually without an in-person visit.

“The AFC Linden will be a great benefit to the community,” Armstead said. “The facility will allow our residents and the surrounding communities to receive direct care without sacrificing the time and money they would normally spend in an emergency room.”