Michelle Aliprantis, MBA

Regional Director of Marketing and Communications



Roxborough Memorial Hospital Welcomes

Joel I. Wagman, MD to Roxborough’s Urgent Care

Philadelphia, PA (April 28, 2023) ––Roxborough Memorial Hospital’s Urgent Care announces the appointment of Joel I. Wagman, MD, board-certified in Family Practice and Hospital Medicine.

In his new role, Dr. Wagman will work alongside a team of diverse, experienced professionals with a strong passion for providing community-based care.

“I am looking forward to continuing to provide quality care to patients in the community who require urgent care services,” said Dr. Wagman. “The urgent care industry is constantly evolving, and I am excited to be a part of it.”

Dr. Wagman has been in medical practice for over 30 years, practicing a broad spectrum of both internal medicine and family medicine. For the first 18 years of his career, he practiced at Saint Joseph Family Medical Center in Merrimack, New Hampshire. He then became Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, New Hampshire, and served on the New Hampshire Academy of Family Medicine board. He has worked at Northern Montana Hospital Family Medicine in Havre, Montana, as a primary care physician and hospitalist, and most recently, working as a hospitalist for the Jefferson Health System at Aria Health in Philadelphia and Covenant House Health, Inc., also in Philadelphia.

Dr. Wagman earned his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He went on to earn his medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Wagman completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, and then completed his family medicine residency at Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, PA.

Dr. Wagman treats a wide range of acute and chronic conditions for patients of all ages, including health maintenance, prevention, disease management, and care coordination.

“Dr. Wagman’s overall expertise, training, and patient-oriented approach are an ideal match for our team,” said Burt Piper, CEO of Roxborough Memorial Hospital. “Having an additional provider on staff increases patient access to services and aids the medical group in its goals of providing a continuum of care.”

Roxborough Memorial Hospital’s Urgent Care offers same-day urgent care services and is open seven days a week. The practice also provides primary care for all ages.

Urgent Care – Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Andorra Shopping Center, at 701 Cathedral Road, Suite 11, Philadelphia, PA 19128, 267-766-6321.


About Roxborough Memorial Hospital: Roxborough Memorial Hospital is a 131-bed community hospital. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls and northwest section of Philadelphia communities for more than a century, having first opened its doors in 1890. Roxborough Memorial Hospitals School of Nursing has been educating nurses since 1898. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Roxborough Memorial Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology.

Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County, and Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County.

About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years. To learn more, please visit