Doctors Express Donates Defibrillator To Rivermont Park

Monday, May 20, 2013

Doctors Express, the Chattanooga region’s trio of premier urgent care centers, has donated an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to Rivermont Park, located off Hixon Pike on Lupton Drive. Rivermont Park is home to the Rivermont Youth Athletic Association (RYAA), a nonprofit community service organization responsible for directing youth athletic programs that provide wholesome recreation to hundreds of boys and girls in the local area.

“It’s a privilege for Doctors Express to partner with RYAA to provide healthy experiences for the children and youth of our community,” said Doctors Express Medical Director Dr.

James Newby. “By participating in team sports like baseball, young people learn that physical activity is important—and fun! Sports encourage the development of healthy habits that can last a lifetime.”

The AED donated by Doctors Express can be used by a layman in the case of uneven heart rhythms that can lead to heart attacks. Professional medical assistance should always be sought in the case of a medical emergency.

“We are grateful to Doctors Express for generously donating a defibrillator,” said Mikel Porter, President of the RYAA Board of Directors. “Doctors Express shares our commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles for our community, and the AED will be a potentially lifesaving addition to Rivermont Park.”

Doctors Express provides urgent care for all non-life-threatening events, and offers in-house medication dispensing, on-site X-ray and lab work, and occupational health services. On-site board-certified physicians provide convenient, affordable care seven days a week, including evenings. Most insurances are accepted, as well as private payment.

Three Doctors Express locations are available to meet your urgent care needs: 1521 Gunbarrel Rd. Ste. 103 in Chattanooga, 5241 Highway 153 Ste. 121 in Hixson, and 170 Mouse Creek Rd. NW in Cleveland. 


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