Oakwood opens after hours urgent care center in Wyandotte


Photo by Tony Simler

Oakwood After Hours • Urgent Care — Wyandotte celebrates its Jan. 21 grand opening with a ribbon cutting held Jan. 18. Wyandotte Mayor Joseph Peterson (fourth from left) and urgent care physician Dr. Hussein Saad (fifth from left) cut the ribbon. Also taking part in the ceremony are City Councilman Todd Browning (left), City Clerk William Griggs, 27th District Court Judge Randy Kalmbach, Councilman Leonard Sabuda (sixth from left) and Dr. Robert Sharon, chief medical officer of OPi, the physician group practice integrated within the Oakwood Healthcare System.

WYANDOTTE — Oakwood expanded its after hours care to the Downriver community Jan. 21, with the opening of Oakwood After Hours • Urgent Care – Wyandotte, 211 Eureka Road.

“The opening of this urgent care center is another step toward achieving our mission of providing excellence in care, healing and health to the communities we serve,” said Dr. Robert Sharon, chief medical officer of OPi, the physician group practice integrated within the Oakwood Healthcare System.

“This is Oakwood’s commitment … to really move into this city,” Sharon said at a ribbon cutting held Jan. 18. “This is an incredible town and we are glad to be part of the tight-knit community.”

Sharon also runs a medical practice nearby.

The center provides treatment for minor injuries and non life-threatening illnesses that can’t wait until the next business day. No appointment is necessary and most insurance plans are accepted. Cash payment is expected at the time of service.

“This new office offers many important services, including treatment for sprains, fractures, colds, flu, allergic reactions and more,” said Dr. Hussein Saad, an urgent care physician at the center. “It’s really about providing care that is convenient.”

The center can treat illnesses including: colds, flu, and other viral illness; bronchitis; pneumonia; asthma attacks; ear, nose and throat infections; bladder infections; superficial eye infections; rashes, poison ivy, and al-

lergic reactions; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration; minor gynecological problems

and flu vaccines. The center also can treat injuries including: fractures, sprains, and strains; contusions; wound repair and abscess incision and drainage; abrasions; splinters; laceration repairs; simple fracture care (including finger tuft fractures, radius buckle fractures, ankle avulsion fractures and others); thrombosed hemorrhoid excision; joint aspirations; ganglion cyst aspirations and injections

The Oakwood After Hours • Urgent Care in Wyandotte is one of three Oakwood urgent care locations. The other locations include Oakwood Healthcare Center – Southgate, on Northline Road, and the Oakwood Midwest Medical Center, on Schaefer Road in Dearborn. Visit akwood.org/Emergency for more information.

Mayor Joseph Peterson said he was happy to see Oakwood expanding in town.

“This is one limb of the (Oakwood) tree,” he said. “We’ll be glad when the whole tree is there.”

Oakwood After Hours • Urgent Care – Wyandotte is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. For more information, call 734-283-4797.