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We have extensive experience helping businesses reduce injuries, lower costs and promote a safe workplace.
We have extensive experience helping businesses reduce injuries, lower costs and promote a safe workplace.
Use InQuicker to schedule your arrival time. It's free and easy to use, and helps our practice serve you better. As always, walk-ins are welcome at any time.Learn More
If your family doctor is unavailable and you don't have hours to spend in an Emergency Room, our Board Certified physicians are here for you. Most of our patients are treated in an hour or less.
We offer comprehensive, convenient and cost-effective occupational medicine services for companies of all sizes, and we tailor each program to meet your unique needs.
Breathe easy. We can treat your asthma symptoms.
Some injuries require immediate attention. Our Board Certified physicians are ready to diagnose and treat patients of all ages. And, we have on-site x-rays, saving you time and money.
We accept most major insurance plans and we are continuously working to expand our network. Urgent care co-pays and fees are substantially lower than those charged by hospital emergency rooms. We require a deposit for self-pay patients and those with high deductible plans.Learn More
Our board certified and emergency medicine trained providers treat non-life threatening injuries and illnesses. We have CLIA-certified labs and digital x-rays at our site so we can diagnose and treat higher acuity cases than most urgent care centers in Naples.Learn More
EPN Urgent Care is a walk-in urgent care medical clinic located on Davis Boulevard in Naples, Florida. We are open 365 days per year to serve you. TeamHealth owns and manages locations throughout the United States, with more centers opening soon!
Like most private physician practices, EPN Urgent Care requires payment at the time of service. Fees vary depending on the level of service provided. In most cases, EPN Urgent Care fees are substantially lower—usually one-third of the cost—than those charged by emergency rooms.
At the time of service, patients are required to pay the urgent care co-pay as determined by their insurance carrier. The urgent care co-pay is typically much less than that charged by hospital emergency departments.
Employees of the following entities are covered by this plan: Collier County Government, Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Collier Board of Education, NCH Healthcare Employees, and Heritage Consultants, Inc.
A pre-payment deposit of $195 is required prior to service for patients who maintain membership in High Deductible Plans. If deductible requirements have been satisfied, with verification from the insurance company, only the co-pay (determined by your insurance carrier) is required.We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express and cash. No personal checks are accepted.
As a service to our senior population, we participate with Medicare Part B. We also participate with various Medicare Advantage Plans, sometimes called "Part C" or "MA Plans," that are offered by private companies. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan or a secondary plan and your insurance card says “Medicare,” Federal law provides for you to be seen at any emergency room or qualified urgent care center.
While it is impossible to participate with every insurance plan, we strive to accommodate all patients and plans. First-time patients are required to pay $179 in advance of treatment. Returning patients are asked to pay $139 or $99, depending on services. Additional charges for procedures, labs and/or x-rays will be billed. We will courtesy bill your insurance carrier, and you may be reimbursed directly from your carrier at the rate determined by your plan. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express and cash. No personal checks are accepted.
EPN Urgent Care provides access to quality healthcare at affordable prices. First-time self pay/uninsured patients are required to pay $179 in advance of treatment. Returning patients are asked to pay $139 or $99, depending on services. Additional charges for procedures, labs and/or x-rays will be billed. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express and cash.
EPN Urgent Care providers and staff are trained to diagnose and treat most non-life threatening injuries and illnesses. Our experienced healthcare professionals also provide a full array of occupational and industrial medicine services.
If it hurts a little or a lot, we can help. Don’t take the chance of a more serious injury or infection, let our healthcare professionals diagnose and treat you in about an hour. Below are just some of the injuries we treat.
We treat a variety of animal bites from household pets to wild animals and bites from spiders, ticks and other insects.
We can provide options for dealing with the itching, and help to contain it. If the rash is widespread or results in a large number of blisters, your doctor may prescribe an oral corticosteroid. If a bacterial infection has developed at the rash site, your doctor will likely give you a prescription for an oral antibiotic.
Burns can be painful and, treated improperly, can leave permanent scars. We treat first-, second- and third-degree burns along with symptoms of sunburn.
Muscle sprains and strains to broken bones and dislocations. Our providers offer fiberglass casting, splints and slings to aid the healing process.
We administer stitches (sutures) and properly clean and bandage cuts and lacerations.
When you or a loved one is sick, you want to feel better fast. If your physician is unavailable, let our healthcare professionals diagnose and treat you in about an hour. Below are just some of the illnesses we treat.
Abdominal pain is a symptom of appendicitis, gall bladder pain, diverticulitis and many other intestinal illnesses.
We treat ear infections in children and adults. We also perform an ear wax flush for impacted ears.
We treat allergy symptoms from pollen, pet, food and seasonal allergies.
We treat ovarian cysts, twisted ovaries, pelvis inflammatory disease, testicular torsion and testicular pain.
Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Asthma can't be cured, but its symptoms can be controlled.
Headaches have many causes including light sensitivity, vision abnormalities, allergies, nausea, vomiting and more. Severe headaches can be serious and should be evaluated by a medical professional.
Your spine is a column of more than 30 bones (vertebrae) held together by muscles, tendons and ligaments and cushioned by shock-absorbing disks. A problem in any part of your spine can cause back pain.
We treat minor eye problems such as a scratched cornea and eye injuries associated with welding.
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from your lungs. People who have bronchitis often cough up thickened mucus, which can be discolored.
Our providers offer effective packing for nose bleeds.
We have the expertise and the x-ray equipment to diagnose and treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. A variety of organisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi, can cause pneumonia. Antibiotics and antiviral medications can treat many common forms of pneumonia.
We can treat your cold and flu symptoms including fevers, congestion and related discomfort.
A sore throat is the primary symptom of pharyngitis — inflammation of the throat (pharynx) and can be caused by viral or bacterial infection.
Congestive heart failure (CHF), occurs when your heart muscle doesn't pump blood as well as it should.
A urinary tract infection is an infection in any part of your urinary system — your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Antibiotics are the typical treatment for a UTI.
Dehydration, as evidenced by excessive thirst, dry mouth or skin, little or no urination, severe weakness, dizziness or lightheadedness, or dark-colored urine, is treated with IV fluid replacement.
We treat vomiting symptoms from food poisoning, stomach flu, abdominal pain and other digestive illnesses.
Acute and chronic diarrhea can have numerous causes that determine treatment options. Diarrhea can be serious and sometimes lead to dehydration.
We have comparable equipment to that of free-standing Emergency Departments such as ultrasound and digital radiology capabilities. Our use of the most advanced medical technologies saves our patients time and money.
We have on-site laboratories for increased efficiencies and convenience. EPN's laboratory is CLIA certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ensuring accuracy and safety.
Our lab equipment can test for red and white cell counts as well as hemoglobin levels.
Rapid strep test is used to quickly diagnose streptococcus infections.
A CMP is a group of blood tests. They provide an overall picture of your body’s chemical balance and metabolism.
Through a simple test we can diagnose the flu. If diagnosed early, we can prescribe medications that can lessen the severity and duration of certain flu viruses.
Tests for electrolyte levels and liver function.
Immediate results for blood sugar and anticoagulant levels
We test for heart attacks, CHF, and blood clotting while other centers may send you away for this type of work.
Tests for the presence of microscopic or invisible blood in the stool. Fecal occult blood can be a sign of a problem in your digestive system, a polyp, ulcer, hemorrhoid or more serious problems.
Our superb medical staff can administer physicals for a variety of needs. Please bring immunization records and all required forms.
We administer physicals required for sports teams of all ages.
We administer pre-employment and fit for duty physicals for both employee and employer through our occupational medicine service. We are DOT-certified, please call for an appointment.
We administer school physicals for students at all grade levels.
Prevention is the first priority for illness-free living. We encourage everyone to keep regular appointments with their primary care physician. However, we do provide select preventative care options as a convenience for patients.
If your primary care physician is unavailable and you suspect a problem with your blood pressure, please come in for a blood pressure check by our qualified providers.
We administer a variety of preventative vaccinations including hepatitis B, flu shot, PPD, T-DAP and traveler’s medicine shots.
We have extensive experience in the occupational health field helping businesses reduce injuries, lower costs, and promote a safe workplace. We offer comprehensive occupational health services to organizations of all sizes from small start-ups to large corporations with hundreds of employees.
Our physicians create customized rehabilitation programs and monitor return-to-work progress.
We are certified to administer DOT physicals.
We have extensive experience conducting IMEs, at the request of employers and insurance carriers, to provide independent and objective opinion of the clinical status of an individual who was injured at work.
Pre-placement evaluations include physicals, drug screens, immunizations and vision tests.
Injured employees are diagnosed and treated quickly by our qualified medical professionals. We also offer Case Management services for follow-up and rehabilitation programs.
We treat your initial injury and manage follow up care.
Ultimately, patients are the reason EPN Urgent Care exists. We constantly work to make patients’ experiences positive ones. Please direct your questions or concerns to our Site Administrator, Dean LaBov. Please note that, for the safety of our patients, we cannot give medical advice of any kind via the Internet or phone.
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EPN provides superior quality urgent care and occupational medicine services. We treat over 13,000 patients annually – they choose EPN because of our commitment to patient satisfaction, convenient location and caring physicians and support staff.
Founded in November 2004, EPN Urgent Care is committed to providing the highest quality healthcare for residents and visitors of the communities of Naples, Immokalee, Estero and Golden Gate. Today, the practice is managed by TeamHealth, a national healthcare management organization headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. TeamHealth staffs and manages urgent care facilities independently and with hospital partners throughout the United States.
As an organization, we are committed to becoming active, contributing members to the Naples community. Customer service is the essence of our organization; we recognize that the satisfaction and care of our patients takes precedence above all else. If you are visiting from out of town—for a weekend or for the season—we will coordinate your care with your hometown primary care physician. There is no need to spend endless hours in a hospital Emergency Department for non-life threatening conditions.
The vast majority of our patients report that they are “very satisfied” with our services, and 99% say that they “would return again.” We create an environment and experience that exceeds expectations.
Clinical superiority and patient satisfaction are of utmost concern to Dr. Joseph L. Chow, President, TeamHealth Urgent Care. Dr. Chow leads by example—he consistently receives superior patient satisfaction scores with patients oftentimes citing his compassion and care as a primary reason for their positive experiences at our facilities.
Dr. Chow joined our organization in 2007. He received the Medical Director of the Year Award in 2012. Dr. Chow now oversees the medical care delivered at all Immediate Care and TeamHealth-affiliated urgent care facilities across the country. He is interested in expanding Urgent Care nationally and advancing integration among TeamHealth service lines.
Dr. Chow is board certified in Family Practice. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University at Buffalo. He earned his Medical Doctorate from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine in 1997. Dr. Chow completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University at Rochester. He also earned a Master's of Business Administration from the University at Buffalo in 2014, graduating with Beta Gamma Sigma honors.
In addition to his position with TeamHealth, Dr. Chow has served as Medical Director and Medical Review Officer for DuPont Industries in Buffalo, New York. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo’s Department of Family Medicine, and precepts medical students at a local volunteer medical clinic.
Prior to joining TeamHealth, Dr. Chow was a Partner and Treasurer of Springville Pediatrics and Adult Care, LLP. He served as the attending physician for the Gow School, and sports physician at the Springville Griffith Institute.
Dean LaBov, MHA joined our organization in March 2013. Mr. LaBov is responsible for day-to-day operations, leadership of staff, and patient satisfaction at the urgent care center.
Mr. LaBov holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychological Science from Purdue University and a Master's of Health Administration from Indiana University.
Dr. Linzer is Board Certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment. He is also a member of several professional organizations including the Urgent Care Association of America, the American Medical Association and the Urgent Care College of Physicians, where he is a Charter Member.
Following residency, Dr. Linzer served as an attending physician at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Port Richey (2001-2006), Gulf Coast Injury Center in Tampa (2006-2008), Sarasota Memorial Hospital Walk-In Care Medical Center in Sarasota (2007-2010); and NextCare Urgent Care in Meza, AZ (2008 – 2012).
EPN Urgent Care is committed to a proactive approach to health and wellness. We are pleased to present information and tools for a healthy lifestyle, including a monthly e-newsletter and links to regional and national health organizations.
(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) April 15, 2015 – TeamHealth, one of the nation’s largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals, has named its 2015 Medical Directors of the Year. Selected by TeamHealth’s operating presidents, nine individuals were recognized for excellence in physician leadership.
“We are pleased to announce and honor our 2015 Medical Directors of the Year,” said Miles Snowden, MD, chief medical officer for TeamHealth. “These distinguished men and women personify physician leadership as they provide compassionate, high-quality care for patients, excellent service for our hospital partners and outstanding leadership for their respective clinical teams.”
The 2015 Emergency Medicine medical director honorees are:
* Victoria Corbin, DO, Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
* Thomas Isenovski, DO, St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam, New York
* Kenneth Moore, MD, Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount, North Carolina
* Otto Charles Susec Jr., MD, St. Mary’s Health System Evansville in Evansville, Indiana and St. Mary’s Health System Warrick in Boonville, Indiana
* David A. Wein, MD, Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida
The 2015 Hospital Medicine medical director honoree is:
* Mark A. McElhannon, MD, Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, Georgia
The 2015 Anesthesia medical director honoree is:
* Alan Gwertzman, MD, Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey
The 2015 Specialty Hospitalist medical director honoree is:
* Khadeja Haye, MD, Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville, Georgia
The 2015 Urgent Care medical director honoree is:
* Howard Linzer, DO, EPN Urgent Care in Naples, Florida
These winners are among the more than 13,000 healthcare professionals who are affiliated with TeamHealth.
TeamHealth (Knoxville, Tennessee ) (NYSE: TMH) is one of the largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals in the United States. Through its 21 regional locations and multiple service lines, TeamHealth's more than 13,000 affiliated healthcare professionals provide emergency medicine, hospital medicine, anesthesia, urgent care, and pediatric staffing and management services to approximately 990 civilian and military hospitals, clinics, and physician groups in 47 states. In 2015, TeamHealth was named among “The World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune magazine and among “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review. In 2014, TeamHealth was named among "America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies" by Forbes magazine. The term "TeamHealth" as used throughout this release includes TeamHealth and all of its related entities, divisions, subsidiaries and affiliated physicians and physician groups. For more information about TeamHealth, visit www.teamhealth.com.
NAPLES, FL— EPN Urgent Care has announced the appointment of Howard Linzer, MD as medical director of EPN Urgent Care. In this capacity, he oversees all clinical care provided by the urgent care facility on Davis Boulevard in Naples, which provides an alternative to the emergency room for the treatment of non-acute illness and injuries.
Dr. Linzer is Board Certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment. He is also a member of several professional organizations including the Urgent Care Association of America, the American Medical Association and the Urgent Care College of Physicians where he is a Charter Member.
Following residency, Dr. Linzer served as an attending physician at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Port Richey FL (2001-2006), Gulf Coast Injury Center in Tampa, FL (2006-2008), Sarasota Memorial Hospital Walk-In Care Medical Center in Sarasota, FL (2007-2010); and NextCare Urgent Care in Meza, AZ (2008 – 2012).
EPN Urgent Care provides medical care and treatment for non-life threatening injuries and illness, offering both access and speed when a personal physician is not available and a trip to the emergency department will likely disrupt an entire day or evening.
EPN Urgent Care provides you with an opportunity to put your skills to use, to become a leader in a growing organization and to be appropriately compensated—all this and you can have a life, too. We place a premium on innovation, excellence and performance. We offer a competitive compensation package to those who meet our stringent standards. Click here to view all available positions.
At EPN Urgent Care you can look forward to:
Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Radiology Technicians; Medical Assistants and Patient Service Representatives.
Click here to view all available positions at TeamHealth.
Do you have questions? Good, because we have answers! And if we don’t answer your question here, please feel free to contact the site administrator at the EPN Urgent Care, or our corporate office. Please note that, for the safety of our patients, we cannot give medical advice of any kind via the Internet or phone.
An urgent care center is used for episodic care for patients with sudden medical conditions that require treatment usually within 24 hours. When experiencing a non-life threatening situation (but could lead to potentially harmful outcome if not treated when immediate attention is required), a patient can receive treatment at EPN Urgent Care rather than seeking treatment at an emergency room. Patients should inform their Primary Care physician of such visit and consult him or her for follow up care. If the patient is in a life-threatening situation, please call 911 right away for care.
No, not all urgent care centers are alike! The quality of providers and the level of services vary widely.
No, you never need an appointment to visit EPN Urgent Care. Come to EPN Urgent Care when you need prompt medical care.
Most patients are treated and released in about an hour. However, visit times vary depending on the number of patients at the center and the severity of their injuries or illness.
EPN Urgent Care centers are staffed by board-certified physicians who are skilled in the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Many physicians practice in local emergency rooms. All of our providers—physicians, physician assistants, nurses and radiological technicians—are dedicated to providing excellent medical care in a compassionate, respectful manner.
Our fees vary depending on the level of services provided. Generally our fees are approximately one-third of those charged by emergency departments for similar procedures. Patients are required to provide payment or proof of insurance prior to treatment.
In compliance with Florida law, all of our fees are displayed in our center. Please visit us or call if you have a question about a specific fee.
EPN Urgent Care accepts most major insurance plans. Co-pays are determined by your insurance plan, but are usually much less than those for an emergency room visit.
All patients can be seen at EPN Urgent Care regardless of their status with an insurance provider.