Past Events

Photos from the Bone Marrow Drive Registry for Local Teacher




Dr. Eric Folkens Selected as Civil Surgeon by USCIS

Faces in Business – Dr. Eric M. Folkens M.D.

What is the best business advice you’ve ever been given?


Fall Events

Below are photos from some of our fall events including the Lakewood Ranch Health Expo, the Living Full Event, and the YMCA Back to School Event.


Dr. Folkens Receives Recognition from the State of Florida and We Care Manatee Inc.

Dr Eric Folkens, M.D. receives recognition from The State of Florida and We Care Manatee, Inc. for his dedication and service to the We Care Manatee programs, patients and the community in 2011. The mission of We Care Manatee, is to promote and facilitate the provision of free specialty and primary medical care to low-income, uninsured residents of Manatee County, Florida.

All services provided through this program are done by various specialists within the county on a completely voluntarily basis. While maintaining and improving his clinics daily at Bradenton Urgent Care, Lakewood Ranch Urgent Care and now Sarasota Urgent Care, Dr Folkens mission is to provide accessible and affordable medical care for anyone who needs it.


For more information, please contact Kathleen Cucci at 941-907-2800.



Sarasota Urgent Care Grand Opening


Sarasota Urgent Care recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting and grand opening festivities. Sarasota Urgent Care would like to thank the Manatee and Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and their friends for coming out to help with the ribbon cutting. Sarasota Urgent Care is thrilled to be part of the community.



Sarasota Urgent Care to Open March 1st


Dr. Eric Folkens is expanding his Lakewood Ranch & Bradenton Urgent Care Clinics into Sarasota. Sarasota Urgent Care will open on March 1, 2011. The clinics provide patients with walk-in, extended hour medical attention with a licensed provider 7 Days a Week!

Sarasota Urgent Care is OPEN Monday -Saturday 8am to 8pm and Sunday 9am to 6pm with NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY. Our reduced fees for self pay patients make it affordable for everyone and most insurance plans are excepted. We offer the Lowest rates for digital X-rays, labs & EKG’s which are all done on-site. Sarasota Urgent Care is a convenient and viable option for medical conditions that cannot wait for a scheduled appointment with your primary care physician. Dr. Eric Folkens and his wife, Teri are committed to offering Superior Care in a family centered atmosphere while providing increased convenience and cost savings 7 Days a Week! Come visit one of our other convenient locations Bradenton Urgent Care and Lakewood Ranch Urgent Care open daily. Visit us on the web at and become our Friend on Facebook.

Sarasota Urgent Care is located at the Southeast corner of University Parkway and I-75 at 6272 Lake Osprey Dr Sarasota 34240. For additional information, contact Kathleen Cucci at (941) 907-2800 or (941) 737-6635.



Fla. Urgent Care Centers Receive UCAOA Certification


BRADENTON, Fla.—Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch Urgent Care Centers, located in Bradenton, have received the Certified Urgent Care designation which distinguishes it as a true urgent care center, according to the Urgent Care Association of America. The clinics provide patients with walk-in, extended-hour medical attention with licensed providers for a large scope of medical conditions and have met all of UCAOA’s established criteria.

The health care environment is changing and it is becoming more and more important for patients to understand their treatment options. Urgent care is a convenient and viable option for medical conditions that cannot wait for a scheduled appointment with a primary care physician. Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch accept unscheduled, walk-in patients during all hours of operation.

When a medical condition cannot be handled by a patient’s regular doctor – such as unexpected cuts, burns, sprains or fractures that do not require a visit to the emergency department, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch Urgent Care Centers are equipped with x-ray, laboratory services and a licensed provider is always available to perform minor procedures like splinting and suturing.

Urgent care fills the gap between primary care and hospital emergency rooms, offering increased convenience and cost savings. With its certification Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch Urgent Care and the Urgent Care Association of America demonstrate their commitment toward providing patients with access to appropriate levels of care.

Certified Urgent Care





Lakewood Ranch Urgent Care was chosen “Best Walk-In Clinic” of 2007 and 2008 by over 30,000 readers in Living Out East magazine.

Everyone at Lakewood Ranch Urgent Care would like to thank all of the readers and patients from Bradenton, Sarasota, Ellenton, Parrish, Myakka and Palmetto who voted for us.



Bradenton Urgent Care has opened in West Bradenton at 4647 Manatee Ave. W. We now have two locations now to serve you better.

The Anna Maria Island Sun

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Bradenton Herald

Several articles about the Grand Opening, Dr. Jan Gagel joining, and our expansion from Lakewood Ranch Urgent Care.



Community Supported Involvement

  • American Heart Association
  • Our Daily Bread
  • Junior League of Manatee County
  • PACE Center for Girls
  • Food Bank of Manatee
  • Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
  • Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance
  • Sarasota County Schools
  • Manatee Glens
  • Service Club
  • Manatee Chamber of Commerce
  • Suncoast Communities Blood Bank
  • Manatee County Schools
  • We Care Manatee
  • Manatee Glens
  • YMCA