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Drs. John Jones and John Maguire, Simplicity Urgent Care

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About John Jones, MD, FACEP, FAAP

An emergency physician at INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital who is certified in both pediatric and adult emergency care, Dr. John Jones opened Simplicity Urgent Care in 2010 with his business partner and fellow emergency room doctor, John Maguire.

A graduate of George Washington School of Medicine and undergraduate of Dartmouth College, Dr. Jones earned several departmental awards in research and medicine during his course of study. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at George Washington University, then began working at the Quincy Medical Center in Quincy, MA, where he taught residents and was also a clinical instructor at Boston University.

He then completed a two-year fellowship program at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, and is now boarded by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Emergency Physicians—one of the few physicians in the country who is double boarded in both emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine.

Most recently, Dr. Jones worked as an emergency physician at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, MD in both the pediatric and adult emergency departments. He also taught residents and is a clinical instructor at Georgetown University. He maintains affiliations with several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and The American College of Emergency Physicians. He is also active with the Urgent Care Association of America.

For more information, contact Dr. Jones at john.jones@simplicityurgentcare.com.

About John Maguire, MD, FACEP

In addition to being the owner and founder of Simplicity Urgent Care in Arlington, VA (www.simplicityurgentcare.com), Dr. John Maguire is the medical director for three of INOVA’s freestanding emergency rooms in Northern Virginia where he is responsible for clinical operations and other administrative duties, and annually oversees more than 75,000 patient visits.

He has served as operational medical director for the PHI Air Medical Group, AIR CARE, and helicopter transport services.

A 1997 graduate of Georgetown University Medical School, Dr. Maguire graduated magna cum laude from Radford University with an undergraduate degree in Biology. His residency was completed in emergency medicine at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, and he became board-certified the following year, in 2001.

Dr. Maguire is a frequent lecturer on medical topics. He regularly conducts peer reviews, and participates in research studies. His professional affiliations include American College of Emergency Physicians, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Air Medical Physicians Association, National Association of EMS Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the Urgent Care Association of America.

About Simplicity Urgent Care

Simplicity Urgent Care is a neighborhood center that is open evenings and weekends, and never requires on appointment. Located at 3263 Columbia Pike in Arlington, the goal is to provide a medical center where you can see a doctor any day of the week—whether you have insurance or not. From treating sore throats and cold-and-flu symptoms to cuts and abrasions, strains and sprains, and urinary tract infections, the doctors on our staff provide fast, friendly care, as well as immunizations, X-rays, drug screenings, travel medicine, and more. As ER doctors who have specialized in pediatrics at some of the largest hospitals in the country, we have learned from our patients that the best way to provide good medical care is to keep things as simple possible for the patient. Making healthcare easier is our goal, and it applies to everything we do. For more information, visit www.simplicityurgentcare.com.

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