Dr. Tamara Moise and Physician Assistant, Wadson Fils, are two emergency room medical professionals who saw an opportunity to provide healthcare alternatives in underserved communities. Together they co-founded Big Apple Urgent Care, the first Black-owned Urgent Care Center in Brooklyn.
In a report by ShoppeBlack, Dr. Moise recalled her experience as an ER physician where many of the patients she treated had non-emergency issues. However, due to the lack of diverse healthcare providers in their area, the patients often times found their way to her emergency room.
“I realized that providing community-focused, personalized care to areas as diverse as East Flatbush is sorely needed,” Dr. Moise told the outlet. She continued, “I am the daughter of Haitian immigrants, and I understand that having a doctor who looks like you and understands your culture makes the experience more comfortable.”
Big Apple Urgent Care is staffed with a diverse mix of healthcare professionals that are fluent in Spanish and Creole. With a center that has six exam rooms and the latest state of the art equipment, their number one goal is to put the patients first while providing them with an experience that lets them know they matter.
The center is located at 3805 Church Avenue. To learn more about Big Apple Urgent Care, please visit www.bigappleurgentcare.com.