Walk-ins welcome, minor emergencies treated
By Chris Fish
TITUSVILLE -- For nearly 25 years, Royal Oaks Medical Center has strived to keep Brevard healthy.
"Patients see a family atmosphere that is warm, down-to-earth and friendly," said Lu Anne Regan, office manager for the Royal Oaks Medical Center. "We continue to grow and offer as much to the community as we can."
Founded by Dr. John W. Flaherty and Dr. Anthony Kinsella in 1988, the facility has expanded to two locations, one in Titusville and one in Port St. John, and has also grown to have four owners, with Dr. Rodolfo A. Torres, Jr., and Dr. Leonard Van Eaton joining the practice.
Since opening its doors, the facility has provided affordable health care for those in need and offers business hours during the weekend, as well as accepting walk-ins.
"We wrote the book on walk-ins," Ms. Regan said.
Kim Boss, practice manger for Royal Oaks Medical Center, agreed that having walk-ins and business hours on weekends helps those who are employed full-time to have the opportunity to see a doctor.
"Keeping Brevard healthy is our main goal," she said. "When I speak to a customer, I am interested in hearing their whole story. We will watch family history and watch patterns for illnesses (to better serve them.)"
Royal Oaks Medical Center provides primary care, on-site laboratory and X-rays, workman's compensation, minor surgeries, well-women care and minor emergency services.
"Hospitals can be very expensive, so we handle little emergencies," Ms. Boss said. "If someone is playing sports and hurts themselves, we can do a simple casting to keep costs down and see them when other places are closed."
Ms. Boss said she has enjoyed the comforting, family atmosphere at Royal Oaks Medical Center, which she said makes her job easier and enjoyable.
"When you find something that is good, it's hard to leave," she said about her tenure with the facility. "I have raised three children of my own here."
Royal Oaks Medical Center is located at 1855 Knox McRae Dr. in Titusville and 7227 N. U.S. Highway 1, Suite 100, in Port St. John.
Hours for both facilities are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays.
For more information, call the Titusville location at (321) 269-2028, the Port St. John location at (321) 637-1595 or visit www.royaloakmedicalcenter.com.