About Us

Ali Hassan, MD, MS, FACEP

Founder, CEO and Chief Medical Officer

Ali Hassan is Owner-Operator of 1st Choice Urgent Care and OccMed Connect, two companies dedicated to providing a higher level of care in both Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine.

Hassan earned his Medical Degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and completed a residency program in Emergency Medicine at Detroit Receiving Hospital in 2004. He currently remains an active staff physician in the Emergency Department at Detroit Receiving Hospital and Sinai Grace Hospital.

With a background in Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine, Hassan has a keen understanding of the role of Urgent Care Medicine in Health Care today and the need for Employers to control their cost and have a healthy and reliable workforce. He has previously served as the President of the Urgent Care Association of Michigan and remains an active member of the Urgent Care Association of America.

Leadership Team 

Ali Ayoub
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Ali Ayoub is our Director of Operations and has served in this role since our formation on November 14, 2023. Since June 2019, and continuing to date, Ali Ayoub has served as Director of Operations of First Choice Urgent Care, located in Dearborn, Michigan. Since 2015, and continuing to date, Ali Ayoub has served as a board certified nurse practitioner with the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. 
Raul Villareal
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER AND FRANCHISE SUPPORT DIRECTOR
Raul Villareal is our Chief Marketing Officer and Franchise Support Director and has served in this role since our formation on November 14, 2023. Since September 2017, and continuing to date, Raul Vallareal has served as the Director of Marketing of the First Choice Urgent Care and OccMed Connect Clinics in Dearborn, Michigan.
Diana Mandock
DIRECTOR OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES

Diana Mandock-Davis is our Director of Occupational Health Services and has served in this role since November 14, 2023. Since February 2018 Ms. Mandock-Davis served as the Director of Occupational Health Services at First Choice Urgent Care and OccMed Connect Clinics in Dearborn, Michigan.

Our Core Values 

Honesty • Integrity • Professionalism 

Mission


Establish a network of clinics that promote a culture of safety and guidance for employers.

Vision


Become a well-known brand with employers of all sizes.

Milestones

2009

2009 – Opened 1st Choice Urgent Care

Our founder opened the first 1st Choice Urgent Care location in Dearborn, MI

2011

Started Doing Occupational Health Services

Started offering Occupational Health Services within the 1st Choice Urgent Care facilities

2016

Created OccMed Connect

Created OccMed Connect as a separate company with a focus of providing Occupational Health Services – Each new urgent care location that opened featured an OccMed Connect clinic

2023

Opened 9th Location!

Opened our ninth OccMed Connect in the newest 1st Choice Urgent Care location

2024

Franchises Available!

We are franchising! OccMed Connect is expanding across the USA, and we welcome you to inquire about what ownership at OccMed Connect involves.

Available Territories

OccMed Connect franchises are available now in states listed in dark blue. States shown in light blue are coming soon. All other states are scheduled for future expansion and subject to change.

Contact us directly for franchise territories in specific cities and towns, as there may be additional opportunities not reflected in this map.

Have Questions about franchise territories? Contact us today.

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About OccMed Connect

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