MD Today Urgent Care Fills a Healthcare Void in San Diego and Places Patient Needs First
Fast, Affordable, Quality Care
When Anne and Len Jurkowski, M.D., saw a void in many San Diegans’ access to quality health care, they founded MD Today Urgent Care. “Patients with non-life threatening medical emergencies often have had no alternative to a crowded emergency room (ER),” explained Len. “Likewise, patients that could not be seen by their busy primary care physicians (PCPs) would also end up in the ER.” MD Urgent Care opened its doors in 2012 to provide patients a fast, affordable alternative. With wait times typically less than 30 minutes and a cost that is a fraction of an ER visit, this practice is a part of the healthcare transformation that is placing patient needs first with quality facilities including state-of-the-art digital radiology, EKG, and point-of-care labs on site.
From infants to seniors, MD Urgent Care provides walk-in medical care with services such as X-rays, stitches, lab testing, EKGs, breathing treatments, sports physicals, TB tests, immunizations, and much more. Staff members specialize in family or emergency medicine, and have the background, experience, and specialized training to make them ideal providers to care for the wide variety of patients coming in. It is unique in that it has an affiliation with XiMED Medical Group, one of the largest multi-specialty independent physician associations (IPAs) in San Diego County. “With XiMed’s support,” Len affirmed, “MD Today is able to effectively coordinate patient care with specialists and keep patients out of the Emergency Department.” For example, if a patient walks in and through an X-Ray it is determined the patient’s foot is broken and will require surgery, they can arrange a same-day appointment with an orthopedic surgeon and provide copies of X-rays, saving the patient money and facilitating exceptional care.
Originally from Canada, Dr. Jurkowski earned his medical degree at McMaster University and completed his residency in family medicine. He moved to California in 1995 and is known affectionately as “Dr. J.” Dr. J now has over 18 years of experience providing patient-centered care to San Diegans. When asked about the highlight of a patient’s experience at MD Today Urgent Care, he said, “In most cases, patients can be seen door-to-door in less than an hour. Consideration of our patients’ time is a crucial part of the service we provide.”
Perhaps Cheryl E., a patient from Del Mar, said it best: “The genuine caring, professionalism, and attention at this location is above and beyond. Thank you Mercedes, Tino, and Dr. Jurkowski!”
Business Name: MD Today Urgent Care
Owner: Anne and Len Jurkowski, M.D.
Manager: Kevin Schwerdtfeger
Years in Position: 3.5
Year of Establishment: Carmel Valley – 2016; Scripps Ranch – 2012
Address: Piazza Carmel Shopping Center – 3830 Valley Centre Dr. Suite 702
Business Description: MD Today Urgent Care is dedicated to providing fast, affordable, quality care to San Diego individuals, families, and businesses. No appointment is necessary, insurance accepted, and wait times are typically less than 30 minutes.