What Our Patients Say

Recent Testimonials

"In May of 2013 I visited the Urgent Care Center in the Estero Medical Center because of what I thought was a common bladder infection.  I have been coming to winter in Florida for the past 10 years and have visited this urgent care center 5 or 6 times for various illnesses.  This time, however, the PA who saw me, Sylwia, became very insistent (without scaring me), that I see a urologist as soon as possible.  This I did as soon as I arrived back home in Buffalo, NY the next week.  A week later, I was in surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.  My urologist told me to be sure to thank Sylwia when I came back to Florida because she had saved my life!  I brought her a bouquet of flowers and a big hug which I returned in October.  I am now cancer-free and if she hadn't taken it so seriously and been so insistent, I might have blown it off.  I am very grateful!"

Elaine Fleischer

Buffalo, NY/ Estero, FL Resident

Urgent Care Center Estero Medical Center - May 2013

"From the first phone call with Nancy to coming in the front door, Nancy and Liz did a fantastic job at instructing me on what was needed to see the Doctor.  The nurse that I saw just before the doctor came in was wonderful! The doctor (Albert Bazo) was precise and to the point, but detailed enough to, hopefully give me a proper diagnosis.After my full 10-day perscription was completed, it was then that I felt like my usual self!  It was a very big difference from how I felt when I first came in.... all of the staff and facilities are wonderful and very modern.  Thank You."

Gabriel Falk

Cape Coral Resident

Cape Coral Center - October 2013

"From staff in front, to nurse, to doctor - top notch!  Thank you."


Cape Coral Resident
July 2013
Cape Coral Center

"We have always been pleased with your excellent and professional care  -- from the doctors to the staff.  We are fortunate to have you in Cape Coral.  Thank you so much."

Helen M. Anderson

Cape Coral Resident
June 2013
Cape Coral Center

"After previous experiences at other places in Fort Myers this was a wonderful change -- from the front desk to the final check out.  Everyone was concerned, helpful, and kind.  My husband has also been there several times and we are very impressed that a nurse has called to check on him twice after his visits."

Cynthia Crawford

Fort Myers Resident
April 2013
Cape Coral Center


“Everyone there was professional – and so caring and concerned about how I felt. I had food poisoning and this meant a lot to me at the time, because I felt so bad. I was visiting from N.J. and being far away from home, it felt very good to be treated so well.”


Barbara McGowan

Visitor from New Jersey
July 2013
Estero Center


“I have been here twice now when I visit Florida, and it is always a pleasant, efficient, and an excellent place to come to when a doctor is needed. The staff is always polite and caring and Dr. Bazo is great!”


Barbara Valent

Visitor from Philadelphia
August 2013
Cape Coral Center

In January 2010 Mr. Vitello, came in to the Urgent Care Center of Southwest Florida in the Estero Medical Center with a cold and cough and after an X-ray was taken, he was immediately referred to a local Hospital by Dr. Simmons. “Because Dr. Simmons called ahead, I went in through the ER the same day and didn’t have to wait.” Testing the next day detected a cancerous tumor in his lung. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Vitello had the tumor and part of his lung removed and “all is going well,” he says. “I was playing golf three months later.”

Mr. Vitello is a retired pharmacist and worked as a pharmaceutical rep most of his life. “I’ve called on physicians for many years and I’m able to assess doctors very quickly. ‘The wonderful doctor who saved my life’ ” is how he describes
Dr. Simmons. “This Urgent Care Center is just a comfortable place and everyone was wonderful,” he says. “I’m happy to tell everyone I know about it.”

Severio Vitello


Virginia and her husband live in North Carolina and spend the winter in Deerfield Beach on Florida’s east coast. In January of 2010, they were visiting friends from Germany in Cape Coral, when Virginia developed a severe pain in her back. When she arrived at UCC, they took her right in and found her blood pressure was very high. She saw Dr. Phelps.

“I can’t say enough about how wonderful the staff was, and someone stayed with me every minute I was there.”

She was sent next door to Radiology Regional for an MRI and a kidney infection was diagnosed. She was sent home with medication to treat the infection. This was on a Friday.

The following Monday morning she was back in Deerfield Beach and she received a call from UCC instructing her to contact a gynecologist immediately, since the MRI had also detected “something” on her ovaries. She contacted a gynecologist, and after a few more tests was sent to an oncologist who removed several tumors that, while not actually cancerous yet, were pre-cancerous.

She is so grateful to the Urgent Care Center for caring enough to follow-up that day, otherwise she “may never have known until it was too late.”

Virginia Mason


In December 2009, while out walking, she became dizzy and started to loose the sight in her left eye. She came to UCC and they discovered that she had a major blockage in her carotid artery. UCC staff paved the way for me to get in to the local hospital with a 90% blockage.

“I credit Rick Hall P.A. and the staff at UCC for saving my life,” she says. “They also helped my son regulate his diabetes and they diagnosed his gall stones. They are wonderful providers.”

Annemarie Arias

Cape Coral