Akram Batniji, MD

Medical Director & Owner

Why choose us

Mission statement

Dear Patient,

 

Thank you for considering Atlantic Urgent Care for your medical needs. It is our pleasure and honor to serve you. As a board-certified internist and emergency medicine physician it is my obligation to utilize my medical skills and experience helping you in times of need for high quality medical care.

At Atlantic Urgent Care I have been blessed with a wonderful team of compassionate, caring and very skilled medical professionals who share my very same philosophy about patient care. We believe every patient deserves the best treatment possible in the most friendly and warm environment. Our goal is to make your visit an excellent experience from the minute you walk into our office until you leave and beyond.

We care about you and do our best to make you feel better. We appreciate your trust in us and aim at providing you with the most accurate diagnosis and best treatment. Your well-being and speedy recovery is our ultimate goal. Your satisfaction and trust in us and our medical skills and expertise is our highest priority. 

During the years of my career as an emergency medicine physician, I have learned very valuable lessons and the best of these lessons shaped my approach to patients care. I learned that a good physician is one who truly cares about his patients and posses the medical skills and expertise that instills trust and comfort in his patients. I learned the value of giving the patient the time they need, addressing their questions and concerns, and involving them actively in the decision making process of their treatment. It is an honor and a privilege to be your physician. I say this with the utmost humbleness.  

Our healthcare system is broken, and I say this with bitterness but hope. I truly hope one day the system will be fixed, and we all need to do our part fixing it. I decided to do my part as a physician and established  Atlantic Urgent Care to be a center of excellence and to provide patients with the best medical care in a timely fashion with the lowest cost possible. Having worked in different emergency rooms throughout the country, I can say with confidence there is overutilization of the ER. This has led to driving the costs of an ER visit to astronomical numbers. From my experience in the ER setting, eighty percent of the ER visits can be successfully diagnosed and treated at an advanced urgent care such as Atlantic Urgent Care. 

At Atlantic Urgent Care, we diagnose and treat the simple walk-in minor illness, but this is by far not all what we do and offer. I set up the clinic with the mindset and capability to handle moderate acuity, non-life-threatening medical emergencies. Utilizing my experience in emergency medicine, I decided to offer patients the option of outpatient workup. There are many medical conditions that are treated in the emergency room setting that are non-life-threatening.  

At Atlantic Urgent Care we are by no mean an ER or should replace the great services offered at an ER. We, however have the skills and experience to know which medical condition can be handled at our clinic vs the ER. Our triage process involves the physician to quickly assess patients before they even sign in to be seen at our clinic. If we feel the patient’s acute illness can be handled as an outpatient, we perform a thorough evaluation and send the patient to outside stat lab or diagnostic facility to obtain the imaging study required to make a diagnosis. We then treat the patient accordingly. This is all done at the very same reimbursement for an office visit and not an ER or facility visit. 

Our approach saves  patients and insurance carriers tremendous amount of money and valuable time.

We offer a wide range of procedures such as laceration repairs, abscess incision and drainage, foreign body removal, splinting of sprained or broken joints and bones and treatment of any non-life-threatening  injury. All of these services are done at literally a fraction of the cost of an ER visit.  

We invite you to try our service. We are here for you and will serve you the best we can. We will go the extra mile for you and provide you the medical care you deserve in a respectful, warm and friendly environment.

Thank you for considering us for your medical needs. 

Akram Batniji, M.D.

Owner and Medical Director

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