Physicians Immediate Care Southwestern Port St Lucie History
After an extensive rebuild of the eastern Port St Lucie location, the need was soon realized for medical care in the underserved southwestern end of the city. After an extensive rebuild of the eastern Port St Lucie location, Dr Palestrant realized a need for medical care in the underserved southwestern end of the city. The Southwestern Port St. Lucie location of Physicians Immediate Care opened January 2, 2007. Located in a residential area of Port St. Lucie, this office opened to cater to the Gatlin/Becker section of Port St. Lucie and the corridor into Palm City; there were few or no medical facilities in these areas. This 4,300 square foot facility has nine patient rooms fully stocked to treat everything from illness to injury.
This location offers many occupational medicine services such as drug screening, alcohol testing, injury treatment and pre-employment physicals, primary care services and urgent care services. Among these services, this office also accepts appointments for primary care and occupational medicine; urgent care services are available on a walk-in basis 7 days a week. We also provide surgical clearance or pre-operative clearance for many area surgeons. Our Southwestern facility is staffed by three clerical staff members, three clinical staff members, an office manager, two medical services providers, our assistant clinical director and our chief operating officer has her primary office space in this location as well. We strive to offer the best treasure coast urgent care as well as primary care and occupational services.
Physicians Immediate Care Southwestern facility is equipped with digital X-Ray. Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. While radiation is inevitable from x-rays, digital x-rays do have far lower levels than those emitted through traditional x-rays. In fact, digital x-rays produce levels of radiation that is 80% lower than traditional x-rays.
Onsite CLIA waived testing is available at our Southwestern location. CLIA waived tests are performed by use of a cartridge or dipstick method by our medical assistants. Utilizing CLIA waived testing allows us to give quick diagnosis of things like streptococcal throat infection, urinary tract infection, pregnancy, etc. We also draw blood for more extensive testing, prepare it for transport and send it out by courier to a nationally recognized laboratory.
Our Management Team
Debi Karam, Office Manager and Marissa Sanford, Office Manager co-manages the day-to-day operation of this location as well as 2 other locations.
Medical Services Providers
Trina Ortiz, ARNP has been with Physicians Immediate Care for more than 8 years and is a patient favorite. Trina’s patients love her bedside manner and her thoroughness during their examination. Patients can have full confidence in her ability to treat their needs. Trina graduated from California State University with her Master of Science in Nursing. After attending school, she went on to be a flight nurse for the Air National Guard and the US Air Force. Trina brings multiple years of experience primarily focusing in Family Practice as well as urgent care. We are very happy to have her as part of our Physicians Immediate Care family.
On most weekends Michael Demasi, MD is the physician on duty in our southwestern location. Dr Demasi received his BSE in biomedical engineering from Duke University then attended University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. After serving our country in the United States Air Force as a physician in Iraq and Afghanistan he returned to the US and was stationed at several base hospitals across the country. After an honorable discharge Dr Demasi began working as an emergency department physician and has now been with Physicians Immediate Care for nearly 3 years.
Our Southwestern facility is open 7 days a week, Monday to Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, Physicians Immediate Cares contact number for the southwestern location is 772-343-1774 or toll free at 888-274-9113.