Roadside Medical plans clinics

| August 21, 2009

Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab, a network of retail health clinics at Pilot Travel Centers, plans to expand after selling licenses for 11 additional sites in six states including Texas and California.

A clinic in Oklahoma City will be the first of the 11 to open in October, followed by one in Dallas in the first quarter of 2010. The sites have been licensed to Brough Group International, a Houston-based investment and physician-staffing company.

Roadside President Bob Perry said, “As we expand, we continue to bring convenience and affordability to truckers.”

Long Haul Clinics of Ft. Myers, Fla., which operates Roadside Medical, spent two years and $3.5 million in research and development to create the business model for physicians and investors to run the truck stop clinics. Three Roadside Medical sites are open in Arkansas, Georgia and Tennessee. Long Haul is negotiating to award licenses for a total of 80 sites at Pilot locations.

At its existing locations, Roadside provides DOT physicals and screening, sleep apnea tests and wellness programs. No appointments are necessary at clinics, which are typically open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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