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Righttime Medical Care
When Righttime Medical Care first opened its doors in Annapolis in 1989 as Nighttime Pediatrics, founder and CEO Dr. Robert G. Graw, Jr. didn’t know what to expect. The concept of caring for children during off hours was unheard of. But after his first patient walked through the doors—a little girl with a bad cold accompanied by her thankful mother—it became clear that parents needed a trusted place to take children when their family doctor was unavailable. Soon, parents and adults also wanted after-hours care.
In the nearly 30 years since, Righttime has expanded hours and services and changed its name to reflect its commitment to being available to the communities it serves. Maryland’s original urgent care has grown fast, as it opens its 18th Care Center in Bethesda in December with a co-located HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care clinic.
The first Righttime in Montgomery County opened on Rockville Pike in 1999, and is still in its original location. There are soon to be seven Care Centers in Montgomery County—more than any other urgent care in Maryland—in Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney, Potomac, Rockville and Silver Spring.
Dr. Graw is continually impressed with the welcoming reception from each new community. Now that the public, hospitals, primary care providers and insurance companies understand urgent care’s place in health care, he sees endless expansion for Righttime. “It’s really fantastic to see how we grow,” says Dr. Graw. “But what is truly remarkable are our people at Righttime. Everyone is so passionate to the mission of the company—to simplify access to trustworthy medical care.”