New Walk-In Urgent Care Opens in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia

Fort Oglethorpe, GA, (November 20, 2019) – Physicians Care opens its first center in Georgia today at 400 Battlefield Parkway, next to MurMaid Mattress. This will be the ninth Physicians Care in the greater Chattanooga area, joining locations in Chattanooga (Hwy. 58, NorthShore, Hamilton Place), Cleveland, Dayton, East Ridge, Hixson and South Pittsburgh.

“Our goal is to meet the community’s needs for quality health care delivered in a convenient location at an affordable price,” said Ellis Harris, Physicians Care Division Vice President. “Now with nine locations in the greater Chattanooga area we look forward to helping meet the growing primary, urgent care and occupational health needs of these communities.”

The Fort Oglethorpe center is open seven days a week and provides treatment for injuries, illnesses and conditions, such as:


  • Asthma and allergies
  • Bites, stings, allergic reactions
  • Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting
  • Ear and eye injuries
  • Burns, immunizations and vaccinations
  • Flu, colds and viral illnesses
  • Sprains, strains, broken bones
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Skin conditions
  • School, sports and wellness physicals
  • Occupational Health services


Leading the healthcare team is nurse practitioner Shannon Shuler who will transfer from the Hamilton Place Physicians Care location. He graduated from North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, Georgia with a Master of Science in Nursing. Prior to joining Physicians Care, he served for more than 10 years at Northeast Georgia Physicians Group in Toccoa, first as a nurse practitioner at the MedAccess after-hours center and most recently as a family nurse practitioner for the Family Medicine Practice.

The center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Most insurance plans, TRICARE and VA, Medicare and Medicaid, as well as cash and credit cards, are accepted. Walk-ins are welcome and for added convenience, patients can schedule a same day or next day visit online with Hold My Spot®.



Physicians Care, with eleven locations in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, is an affiliate of Urgent Team, one of the largest independent operators of urgent and family care centers in the Southeast. The Urgent Team Family of Centers provides quality and affordable family healthcare at 79 locations under seven brands: Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Washington Regional Urgent Care, Huntsville Hospital Urgent Care, Physicians Care, Urgent Team, Sherwood Urgent Care, and Baptist Health Urgent Care. Physicians Care’s convenient, walk-in centers provide a range of healthcare services including treatments for injuries and illnesses, occupational health and wellness care. Most centers offer 24/7 online scheduling with Hold My Spot®.  Urgent Team’s company headquarters are located in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit or