Dr. Michael Geist opened PromptCare, Lawrence's first full service urgent care in 1994 after having practiced emergency medicine in Lawrence and Topeka for many years.
He wanted to provide the people of Lawrence and surrounding areas a place to get great care from a physician, without an appointment, seven days a week. He believed that healthcare could stay local, that you didn't have to be a big hospital system or corporation to take care of people's urgent healthcare needs. Some illnesses and injuries need the ER, but most acute problems could be managed outside the hospital, in a more convenient, more personal setting.
Through the years, PromptCare has added many services, like physical therapy, occupational health and additional lab and x-ray capabilities. But more than 25 years later, with Dr. Geist's leadership, we are still always physician staffed and still locally owned and operated.
Dr. Darin Elo graduated from the University of Kentucky Medical School. In 1996 he and his wife moved to the Kansas City area where he completed his residency.
Dr. Elo and his family have made the Lawrence area home since 2007, and are active in the community. He has been board certified in Emergency Medicine since 1999 and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
PromptCare was thrilled to add his talents and experience to our team in 2010.
Dr. Graig Nickel is a Board-Certified Family Medicine physician who has practiced in Lawrence for the past
seven years. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. A lifelong Kansan, he has a bachelor's degree from Bethany College (Lindsborg, KS), a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology from KU, and graduated from The University of Kansas Medical School in 1999.
Dr. Nickel practiced medicine for ten years in Lindsborg, KS, before returning to Lawrence. He has worked full-time at the University of Kansas Watkins Student Health Center since 2012. He is an active member of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians and currently serves as a District Director. Dr. Nickel joined our team as a part-time physician in 2014.