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Doctors Express opens at Suber Commons Saturday

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Thursday, December 19, 2013

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Doctors Express owner Tim Groves unrolls ribbon that was used in the ceremony Thursday.

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Doctors Express owner Tim Groves unrolls ribbon that was used in the ceremony Thursday.



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Dr. Richard T. Hanna, a former physician in Spartanburg, will be one of the resident doctors.

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Dr. Richard T. Hanna, a former physician in Spartanburg, will be one of the resident doctors.



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Tim Groves cuts the ceremonial ribbon Thursday at Doctors Express Urgent Care at 1494 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. in Greer. Doctors Richard T. Hanna, left, and Winston B. Morris, center, will be the resident physicians.

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Tim Groves cuts the ceremonial ribbon Thursday at Doctors Express Urgent Care at 1494 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. in Greer. Doctors Richard T. Hanna, left, and Winston B. Morris, center, will be the resident physicians.

Doctors Express will hold a grand opening and open house Saturday and Sunday at 1494 W. Wade Hampton Blvd.

Owner Tim Groves and resident doctors Richard T. Hanna and Winston B. Morris cut the ceremonial Doctors Express ribbon Thursday with a big turnout of city and business leaders. Groves’ public relations group provided a drone to photograph the ceremony.

Doctors Express is the second of four tenants that will occupy Suber Commons. Greer Family Dental opened earlier this fall and IHOP is scheduled to open in the first quarter next year. One suite is still being marketed.

The urgent care facility is open Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The special event, featuring Santa Claus, refreshments, balloon figures for children and prizes, will be 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. both days.

Regular hours begin Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The urgent care facility is traditionally closed on Christmas and New Year’s.

“We will be offering business and individual healthcare,” Groves said. Pre-employment drug screening and worker’s compensation will also be available. “We will also offer travel vaccinations for people and church groups that may be taking mission trips.”

Groves is owner of Doctors Express on Woodruff Road and Cherrydale. He owns franchise rights in northern South Carolina and western North Carolina. Groves worked in the hotel industry in sales and marketing at The Century Plaza Hotel & Spa and the St. Regis Los Angeles and Marriott’s Desert Spring Resort & Spa in Palm Desert. He was executive vice president of Extended Stay Hotels and recently with Homestead Village Management in Charlotte.

Hanna began practicing medicine in 1976, and has worked in emergency rooms in three states. He has practiced in Spartanburg and Anderson among other cities. “I’ve seen a lot of change in medicine," he said.

Hanna said an observation of how a patient looks is as important as the symptoms. “I feel like there are things I can offer patients in terms of being healthy. There are some things that haven’t been used that are still valuable in diagnosing illness,” Hanna said.

Hanna was walking with the aid of a cane Thursday. He had a second knee operation last Wednesday and was back at work at his previous location at the Woodruff Road Doctors Express last Saturday.

Morris was board certified in 2004 and has been a practicing family physician.

 

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