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Local Doctors Express recognized for quality lab services

Doctors Express Urgent Care of Jacksonville ( has met all the criteria for laboratory accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day–to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing, and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey. Doctors Express has earned COLA accreditation as a result of a commitment to provide quality service to its patients.

“The standards your laboratory maintains demonstrate your commitment to quality. Your emphasis on quality leads to reliable test results which are essential in assuring excellence in patient care. We also compliment your laboratory staff for its dedication and continued support of COLA standards,“ said Verlin Janzen, MD and chair, COLA Board of Directors in his accreditation letter.

Doctors Express provides services for injury and illness, workers’ compensation, occupational health, various physicals, international travel medicine and pre-surgical exams. The center is equipped with digital x-ray, licensed and COLA accredited laboratory, and prescription medication is available on site (no narcotics). Patients are seen and treated by experienced physicians. It is located at 13457 Atlantic Blvd., Suite 5 between Hodges and San Pablo in the Harbour Village Shopping Center. Hours of operation are: Mon-Sat 8 AM – 8 PM, Sun 8 AM – 5 PM. Phone 904-221-9110.

COLA is a nonprofit, physician-directed organization promoting quality and excellence in medicine and patient care through programs of voluntary education, achievement, and accreditation.

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