American Family Care Named to Inc. 5000 List for the Sixth Time

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Healthcare Leader Again Ranks as one of Nation’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Our healthcare network has tripled in size over the last eight years. We’ve grown from 80 to more than 220 clinics, and the pandemic is not slowing us down. We are on track to open our 500th location by 2025.

For the sixth time, American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care, accessible primary care and occupational medicine, has earned a spot on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list. This year, Birmingham-based AFC is at No. 4697, with 64 percent growth over the last three years.

“We are delighted once again to be among the fastest-growing companies in the United States,” said D. Bruce Irwin, M.D., Founder and CEO of American Family Care. “I cannot understate the fact our success is the direct result of the compassionate, convenient health care our employees and franchisees are delivering to patients around the nation.”

American Family Care is a healthcare network with more than 220 locations. AFC stands out from other urgent care centers by offering a consistent, state-of-the-art treatment across a broad range of services — on the spot. Doctors diagnose and treat illnesses, traumas and sports injuries, including minor surgical procedures. Physicians also dispense medication, plus the facility is equipped to x-ray and set broken bones. Pre-employment physicals, drug screening and treatment of work-related injuries are also available.

The latest ranking on the Inc. 5000 list is a testament to AFC’s stupendous growth over a very short time.

“Our healthcare network has tripled in size over the last eight years. We’ve grown from 80 to more than 220 clinics, and the pandemic is not slowing us down. We are on track to open our 500th location by 2025,” explains Sean Hart, Vice President of Sales and Development. “We have the resources to give entrepreneurs the tools they need to succeed in this business. From band-aids to x-ray machines to custom telehealth software, we connect our franchise owners to what they need to provide the quality of medical care AFC patients have grown to expect when they walk into one of our clinics.”

In 1982, Inc. magazine introduced the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. In 2007, the Inc. 500 list expanded to the Inc. 5000, giving readers a deeper, richer understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape and capturing a broader spectrum of success. This prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success and the place where future household names first make their mark.

Inc. 5000 Methodology

The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $2 million.

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 http://www.AmericanFamilyCare.com.

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