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In 2006, Excel Urgent Care opened its doors to serve the Cypress community with the mission to offer convenient, compassionate, quality healthcare. In December 2021, Dr. Christopher Ogunro and staff will relocate from the Cypress Towne Center to a new, permanent location on Highway 290 at Skinner Road next to Pluckers and Exclusive Furniture and across from Cypress Metro Park and Ride.
For years, Excel Urgent Care has been voted the top urgent care provider in Cypress. This respect is the result of a variety of factors.
“When I opened the Cypress location 15 years ago,” says Dr. Ogunro, “the growth was just beginning. There were Coles Crossing, Fairfield, Stonegate, and a few other small communities. Within a few years, a handful of freestanding emergency rooms opened that have since shut down. This move represents our longevity and how highly our community regards us. We are proud that some of the patients we initially treated as babies and children now return for care as teens or young adults.”
The new location is larger and more welcoming. From the warm, comfortable reception area and compassionate staff, every detail is attended with patient experience in mind. The new office will continue to provide patient services and diagnostics using state-of-the-art medical technology, including the latest digital X-ray equipment and the most current lab-testing capabilities.
“Part of our mission,” explains Dr. Ogunro, “is to provide cost-effective healthcare to everyone in a clean and comfortable environment, and our new facility delivers even more to our patients. We believe that combining high-quality medical care with exceptional customer service is the reason we have blossomed and continue to do so.”
A well-rounded menu of services is also a factor in the success of Excel Urgent Care. Approximately 60 percent of what they do is considered “urgent care.” This term implies acute (meaning it recently happened), non-life-threatening injuries/illnesses. Patients come in to be treated for COVID-19 and other types of upper respiratory infections, sinus or ear infections, urinary tract infections, chest pain, stomach aches, anxiety, and sexually transmitted diseases.
“We helped a lot of patients during the pandemic,” says Dr. Ogunro. “We were the area’s first to offer vaccine administration, and we’re the only urgent care to offer in-house, one-hour testing to provide rapid diagnosis so people can carry on with their lives without putting others at risk.”
Parents bring their children in for treatment of colds, ear infections, and sore throats. The team also treats cuts requiring stitches, burns, simple broken bones, painful bruises, sprains, and foreign body removal.
The other 40 percent of the business at Excel Urgent Care is occupational medicine: treatment of work-related injuries, administration of pre-employment physicals and drug and alcohol testing/screening, including urine, blood, and hair tests.
“We proudly serve CyFair ISD,” says Dr. Ogunro, “and many large employers like H-E-B and Walmart, in addition to smaller businesses. We also conduct physicals for the Department of Transportation (DOT), which trusts only DOT-certified practitioners to do the examination.”
The staff at Excel is a testament to their success. “We treat our patients the way we want our own family treated,” says Dr. Ogunro, “and we have starting staff members still with us today.”
Greeting and treating patients are a highly trained professionals including Karen Ludwig, office manager, Maria Ramos and Arlette Castillo, clinical coordinators, and Sara Garza, business manager. The providers each have significant urgent care, ER, and family practice expertise. Dr. Ogunro has more than 24 years of ER and urgent care experience. Dr. Jorge Valencia is a family practitioner with more than 15 years of urgent care and ER experience. Dr. Aimee Nwokeji is a family practitioner with more than 10 years of urgent care experience. Dian Hughes, Marissa Pangan, and Amy Mann, nurse practitioners, have extensive ER and hospital-based backgrounds.
This team prides itself on providing the highest standard of patient care. Each patient receives the best in-house care, as well as follow-up calls for sicker patients and ER patients to ensure they are responding favorably to treatment. This approach translates into exceptional outcomes both for patients and staff.
“Because of our commitment,” says Dr. Ogunro, “we are interacting with friends and family. That’s why people come back and why they refer their friends. We want to continue to be the first place Cypress residents turn to for urgent care.”
Excel Urgent Care accepts all major healthcare insurance and offers reasonable rates for patients without insurance. Learn more at ExcelUrgentCare.info.
New Location: 25402 Northwest Freeway
Cypress, Texas 77429
25801 Highway 290
Cypress, Texas 77429