Lawrence Earl, MD is a seasoned physician executive with over 30 years of experience owning and operating Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine centers. Currently full time consulting for clients ranging from independent urgent care practices to billion dollar healthcare organizations on all aspects of urgent care and occupational medicine from strategy and design, marketing and implementation and operational optimization.
Previously he served as COO and CMO of ASAP Urgent Care, a startup urgent care organization with 4 centers in the New Haven, CT area, which were sold off to hospitals and physician groups. Before ASAP he owned and operated IMCC, Immediate Medical Care Centers, for 17 years, providing urgent care, occupational medicine, corporate clinics, DOT clinics and other employer based services in northern NJ. This group was sold to Concentra in 2010, with Dr. Earl consulting for Concentra in areas of provider training and clinical operations. In addition to community based urgent care, corporate health programs at Concentra and IMCC included care of worker's compensation patients, DOT, respirator, hazmat and executive physicals and drug screens, as well as wellness services, health fairs, disease screenings, executive travel consultations and many other services provided at company locations.
Prior to acquiring IMCC, Dr. Earl was Corporate Medical Director for HealthNet, of Oakland NJ, responsible for medical operations of 14 urgent care centers in NJ, NY and CT, and as part of the senior management team, helped to prepare that company for sale to Coastal Healthcare group in 1994.
Dr. Earl is also medical director for NADME.org, the National Academy of DOT Medical Examiners, an online training organization to prepare medical examiners for the NRCME, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners exam. This organization has successfully trained over 7000 medical examiner candidates nationwide. He has given presentations on the NRCME at recent a UCAOA conference and has collaborated on a related topic for publication in the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine (JUCM).
Dr. Earl frequently posts in his blog on the ways of urgent care and occupational medicine at www.urgentcarementor.com.