American Family Care Recognizes Top Performers Within Network

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National Healthcare Leader Distributes Prestigious Awards at Annual Conference

American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care and accessible primary care, distributed a variety of awards to its top performers at the company’s annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee, last month. AFC proudly recognized honorees in 10 different categories, including highest sales growth, best patient experience, continuous improvement, as well as recognizing the franchisee of the year.

“We’re thrilled with the performance of our healthcare network over the last year, generating record-breaking revenue. Plus, we opened our 200th location, and we are on track to open our 500th clinic within the next five years,” says D. Bruce Irwin, CEO and founder of American Family Care. “This amazing growth is attributed to the comprehensive list of medical services we provide that save families time and money, as well as the independent operators, who work so hard to provide affordable and accessible healthcare to patients across the country.”

All awards are based on specific criteria and decided on by an executive committee.

2019 American Family Care Conference Award Winners:

  • Franchisee of the Year – Dave Adams, Waltham, Burlington, Stoneham, Bedford (MA)
  • Rookie of the Year – Jorge Guevara, Sedalia (MO)
  • Highest Total Revenue – Dan/Vicki Purugganan and Dr. Michael/Leslie Tugetman, Bronx (NY)
  • Best Patient Experience – Zikar Maredia, LaPorte (TX)
  • Highest Annual Sales Growth – Sal Vartkessian and Nora Nazerian, Granada Hills (CA)
  • Continuous Improvement – Sal Vartkessian and Nora Nazerian, Granada Hills (CA)
  • Medical Director of the Year – Dr. Rajesh Gupta, Airmont and Yorktown Heights (NY)
  • Development Ambassador of Year – Tim and Lisa Groves, Greenville (SC)
  • Provider of the Year – Dr. Andrew Pecora, West Long Branch (NJ)
  • Brand Ambassador of Year – Vicki Purugganan, Bronx (NY)

“The purpose of these awards is to recognize the many accomplishments of our franchisees over the last year and inspire our network to set even bigger goals for years to come,” says Randy Johansen, President of American Family Care. “AFC is one of the fastest-growing healthcare networks in the nation and we are a proven asset to any medical community. Our objective has always been to offer fast, efficient and affordable care and to have patients treated and out the door in about an hour.”

Over the last 37 years, AFC has expanded its footprint across 28 states with more than 200 locations nationwide. 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 healthcare professionals.

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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