American Family Care Celebrating Recognition on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500

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Healthcare Leader Ranked Among World’s Top Franchisors

American Family Care (AFC) is celebrating six years on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, one of the world’s most admired business rankings. AFC experienced a steady climb from #405 in 2013 to #107 in 2019. The Franchise 500 ranking recognizes AFC for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and brand power.

“Our consecutive ranking on the Franchise 500 is an outstanding achievement,” said D. Bruce Irwin, M.D., Founder and CEO of AFC. “Our success is the result of the dedication our employees and franchisees have for delivering compassionate, convenient healthcare to our patients around the corner and around the nation.”

American Family Care currently has more than 200 locations across the country and is the largest provider of urgent care in the country. “Our rapid growth is fueled by the nation’s need for high-quality, accessible healthcare, as well as the company’s focus on patient satisfaction,” explains Sean Hart, CFE, AFC’s Vice President of Sales and Development. “We are on track to expand our footprint to 500 locations within the next five years. Our patient-centric model is at the core of that growth, we are making it easier for families to get checked out by a medical provider seven days a week, no appointment is ever needed at AFC.”

Over the last 38 years, AFC has pioneered the concept of non-emergency room urgent care and expanded the concept across 28 states. All AFC clinics are designed, equipped, and staffed to provide accessible primary care, urgent care, and minor emergency treatment. Each clinic features a high-tech approach, including digital x-rays, on-site lab testing, state-of-the-art diagnostics, and electronic medical records. The clinics are staffed by kind, caring, and compassionate health care professionals.

During its 41 years in existence, the Franchise 500 has become recognized as an important industry measurement tool for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. American Family Care’s sustained presence in the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

About American Family Care:

Founded by Dr. Bruce Irwin with a single location in 1982, American Family Care has pioneered the concept of convenient, patient-centric healthcare. Today, with more than 200 clinics and 600 in-network physicians caring for nearly 3 million patients a year, AFC is the nation’s leading provider of urgent care, accessible primary care, and occupational medicine. Ranked by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., AFC’s stated mission is to provide the best healthcare possible, in a kind and caring environment, while respecting the rights of all patients, in an economical manner, at times and locations convenient to the patient. For more information, visit

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