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Dr. Denise Nuñez Becomes First Latina to Own an Urgent Care in New York

Posted By: Spectrum News / Press Release

Author: Suzanne Flynn/Sunday, December 09, 2018/Categories: Industry News


Dr. Denise Nuñez opened her new urgent care center in November. She is the first Latina to open such a facility in the state of New York.

Nuñez doesn't want to focus on shattering glass ceilings. Instead, she says, her goal is to make Bronx residents healthier. There are many urgent cares in, New York but she says the borough is underserved.

“I’m the only intensivist that has an urgent care so that’s why the rooms are created as an ICU model," said Dr. Denise Nuñez.

Her training as a Pediatric Intensivist, a doctor trained to treat critically ill patients, sets her apart because she can offer Emergency Room style care without the long wait-times and high costs, barriers her patients often grapple with. Many of them are immigrants who don't have access to or afraid to seek healthcare.

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