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Urgent care clinic opens in Milton

Ala.-based company's first in Ga.

American Family Care founder Dr. Bruce Irwin cuts the ribbon Oct. 2 formally opening the first clinic in Georgia in Milton. To his right is AFC President Randy Johansen along with local dignitaries from the chamber of commerce and Milton City Council. JONATHAN COPSEY. (click for larger version)

American Family Care opened its first Georgia clinic in Milton. JONATHAN COPSEY. (click for larger version)

Local dignitaries from the chamber and the city of Milton attended the ribbon cutting of the new Milton business. JONATHAN COPSEY. (click for larger version)

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American Family Care
12994 Ga. 9, Milton, Ga.
October 16, 2012
MILTON, Ga. — Milton is the site of the first American Family Care urgent care clinic in north Atlanta, and the first even in the entire state.

Randy Johansen, president of American Family Care, an Alabama-based medical company, said at the official opening of the office Oct. 2 that the company has plans to increase their presence in Georgia – starting with the North Fulton area.

"The future is here in the north Atlanta area," he said. "We're looking to be in Atlanta for a long time."

Another office is being built at the Prado in Sandy Springs, with at least two more coming next year.

"The population appeals to us," Johansen said, explaining why his company chose Milton. "There are opportunities here and the demographics appeal to us."

Founder Bruce Irwin put it simply.

"There are more people in Atlanta than all of Alabama," he said.

AFC began 30 years ago in Hoover, Ala., and has treated over 10 million people since then. While most of their offices are based in Alabama, the company has expanded to Tennessee and now Georgia.

The clinic is designed, equipped and staffed to provide comprehensive urgent care, family care and

occupational medicine without the need for an emergency room.

"We're making medical care more accessible," Johansen said.

For more on American Family Care, visit them online at The Milton office is located at 12994 Ga. 9 in Milton, across from the Target shopping center.

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