ExpressMED, urgent care clinic serving residents of downtown, the Saints Streets, and students and faculty at UL

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Owners believed the area needed a healthcare facility in the area to help local residents

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 5:46pm

For two months now a new urgent care clinic called ExpressMED has opened it's doors to help residents in the downtown and Saints Streets areas.  Two local men, Dr. Paul Azar and physician assistant Shane LaHood, noticed the need for healthcare in this area and decided they were going to do something about it.

"After the departure of Lourdes from this area, it left this area in need for some type of medical facility and we feel that we've filled that void with this urgent care facility.  It helps people in the neighborhood, surrounding neighborhoods, as well as the UL students," says Shane LaHood, physician assistant and Chief Operations Officer at ExpressMED.

"Anyway you slice it this will always be the heart of Lafayette, and Lafayette is always going to be my hometown.  It's close to my heart, and I want to be a part of rebuilding this area back to it's greatness, it's prosperity," says Dr. Paul Azar III, Chief Executive Officer at ExpressMED.

ExpressMED has already received great feedback from locals in the area.  The clinic can treat lacerations, sprains, fractures and broken bones, colds, flu and flu shots, allergies, sinus infections and strep, sore throats, bladder infections and any other physical or minor emergency which can help save you a trip to the emergency room.  The clinic is community driven and even offers a fifteen percent discount to UL students and faculty with proper ID.

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