Aspen Dental recently rebranded to TAG – The Aspen Group as the company expands beyond dental. TAG’s goal is to bring better healthcare to more people. Their philosophy is that the best care starts with the provider, and TAG exists to power them so they can meet patients where they are, no matter their specialty.
TAG and the independent health care practices it supports operate more than 1,100 locations in 45 states through its four consumer healthcare brands: Aspen Dental®, ClearChoice Dental Implant Center®, WellNow Urgent Care® and Chapter Aesthetic StudioSM. Combined, the companies serve more than 35,000 patients a day and more than 8 million patients each year. (Hear from TAG’s leaders in the video at the bottom of article.)
Co-located Aspen Dental and ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers Now Open
TAG recently announced the opening of a first-of-its kind a co-location, joining together Aspen Dental® and ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers® under one roof, resulting in a more seamless and comprehensive experience for dental patients.
The co-location, which is 9,052 square feet, is in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Located at 10010 Coors Blvd. NW in suites A and B for ClearChoice and Aspen Dental respectively, the centers are now open for business and accepting new patients.
Under the co-location model, Aspen Dental and ClearChoice patients can now receive routine preventative care all the way up to fixed full-arch restorations, and many services in between, without having to visit multiple locations. Instead, multidisciplinary teams of doctors and specialists collaborate on-site, utilizing a shared laboratory space with advanced technology and training, to deliver the best-in-class solutions and dental prosthetics for the patient’s oral health needs.
“When it comes to our patient care, practitioners will communicate and work together to come up with the best treatment plans for their patients’ needs,” said Bob Fontana, founder and CEO of Aspen Dental, chairman of TAG. “By bringing Aspen Dental and ClearChoice together in one location, we are able to provide outstanding care, convenience, and unique collaboration among doctors and their dental patients.”
The Aspen Group Debuts Its TAG Oral Care Center for Excellence, Providing Free Dental Care to Underserved Illinois Residents
TAG recently debuted its TAG Oral Care Center for Excellence – a state-of-the-art clinic designed to provide comprehensive dental care at no cost to underserved Illinois residents. It is located just a few blocks from TAG Headquarters in the West Loop of Chicago.
The new 25,000 sq. ft. clinic will offer patients access to the latest dental care technology and services offered by a team of dentists and dental support staff for up to 2,500 qualifying patients each year. To qualify, patients must be Illinois residents who are eligible for Medicaid, or who are uninsured with a household income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.
“The TAG Oral Care Center for Excellence will fill a critical gap for thousands of underserved patients in Illinois who struggle to access routine dental services,” said Dr. Julie Frantsve-Hawley, PhD, CAE, executive director of the TAG Oral Care Center for Excellence. “To have reached this remarkable milestone is a testament to the efforts of so many – policymakers, local community organizations, our corporate sponsors, TAG doctors and teams, and many more. I hope it gives everyone involved a reason to smile a little brighter today.”
WellNow Urgent Care Acquires Physicians Immediate Care
WellNow Urgent Care is one of the country’s fastest-growing urgent care providers. They recently announced the completion of the strategic acquisition of Physicians Immediate Care, a Midwest leader in urgent care and occupational health services with 55 locations in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Opened in 2012, the company now operates more than 180 centers across Illinois, Indiana, New York, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin.
This acquisition follows a period of rapid growth for WellNow, which opened its first location in Big Flats, New York in 2012. Since then, in addition to opening new facilities, the company has also grown through the strategic acquisitions of MASH Urgent Care in 2018, Hometown Urgent Care & Occupational Health in 2020 and Primary Urgent Care in 2022.
“As we strive to bring quality, accessible healthcare to more communities, we’re incredibly pleased to welcome Physicians Immediate Care to WellNow,” said John Radford, M.D., president at WellNow Urgent Care. “Our organizations share many similar values, with a particular focus on putting our patients and our people first. I’m excited to see what we’ll accomplish together.”
Learn more about TAG in the following video from its leaders: Bob Fontana, Chairman & CEO of TAG, Dr. John Radford, Founder & President of WellNow, Kevin Mosher, President of ClearChoice, and Melissa Rogne, Founder & President of Chapter.
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