American Access Care has opened its first Pittsburgh facility in a recently renovated space located at 5910 Kirkwood St. in East Liberty. The 5,000 square-foot facility is one of 17 American Access Care centers in the U.S. The Pittsburgh location provides a range of outpatient procedures such as conventional radiology and dialysis, and treatment for varicose veins, uterine fibroids and back pain. Equipped to treat twelve patients per day, the center plans to offer Saturday hours.
“There are a number of reasons for choosing East Liberty—it’s a central location with enough space and parking," says medical director Iftikhar Ahmad. “In the last couple of years, there’s been a huge change in the face of this whole neighborhood. You can see all of the businesses and upscale groceries coming in; we wanted to be a part of that, and contribute to the revival of East Liberty."
The facility aims to streamline medical procedures and remove the red tape that often accompanies hospital visits. “Our mission is to provide outpatient services in a much more timely fashion,” says Ahmad. “We offer one-on-one nursing care before, during and after procedures, and closer attention for patients.”
By June, American Access Care will have 20 U.S. locations; the company is currently expanding into Florida, Minnesota, California and Puerto Rico.
Writer: Jennifer Baron
Source: Dr. Iftikhar AhmadPhotograph copyright © Jonathan Greene