Dunwoody Urgent Care

About Us

Providing quality healthcare services to the Atlanta area​ since 2005.

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What Makes Dunwoody Urgent Care Different?

We are an independent, doctor-owned and operated urgent care facility with a strong community and family focus. Our community means everything to us. We are passionate about the residents we serve, and you’ll find us participating in local charities and events that serve the community at large.

DUC July 4th parade photo

I founded Dunwoody Urgent Care, with the help and support of my wife Roxanne, more than 14 years ago, and I have served as its sole owner and medical director since that time. My family and I have lived in Dunwoody for 17 years, and our children have all attended Dunwoody public schools. We are enthusiastic supporters of Dunwoody culture, including sponsoring and/or providing medical support to Lemonade Days, Apple Cider Days, Stage Door Players, the Dunwoody Nature Center, and numerous elementary, middle and high school teams and events.

The entire staff of Dunwoody Urgent Care is committed to serving the community of Dunwoody and its surrounding areas by providing best-quality, easily accessible medical care. Since opening in November 2005, Dunwoody Urgent Care has taken care of over 45,000 patients, totaling well over 90,000 visits. More than two thirds of these patients are from the Dunwoody area.

At Dunwoody Urgent Care we try to keep it simple. People sometimes ask “what do I need to do to get taken care of at Dunwoody Urgent Care?” It’ really easy – just turn the door knob and walk in. We’ll do everything we can to take great care of you in a time-efficient way.

Casey Locarnini, M.D.
Founder, Owner and Medical Director

Dr. Casey Locarnini,Dunwoody Urgent Care,Doc Loc

Dr. Casey Locarnini  is the founder, owner and medical director of Dunwoody Urgent Care. “Doctor Loc” has over 28 years of experience as a physician, and has been Board Certified in Emergency Medicine since 2000. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine on a Navy scholarship, and after completing a rotating internship at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, practiced aviation medicine as a Naval Flight Surgeon based in Washington, D.C. Following four years of supporting both Naval and Marine Corps aviation, he went on to complete a 4-year residency in Emergency Medicine, also at Naval Medical Center, San Diego. Upon finishing his residency, Dr. Locarnini spent another 2 years supporting the Marines, this time as head of Emergency Medicine at Naval Hospital, 29 Palms, California, home of Marine Corps Desert Warfare training.

Having proudly served as a Naval Medical Officer for over 10 years, Dr. Locarnini transitioned to the world of civilian medicine, practicing for the next four years in both the Urgent Care and Emergency Medicine settings in the Atlanta Metro and Savannah/Fort Stewart areas. During his time in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Locarnini realized that he wasn’t able to give patients the attention and quality of care he felt they deserved. Dr. Locarnini was taught by the example of his father, a beloved small town doctor in rural California, that spending time with a patient, being attentive and really listening are essential elements of being a great physician. Continuing to follow in his father’s footsteps, Dr. Locarnini decided that to deliver medical care the way he wanted, he would have to start his own practice. So, in 2005, “Doctor Loc” opened Dunwoody Urgent Care, and he has spent the last 14+ years dedicating himself, full time, to the health and well-being of the residents of, and visitors to, the Dunwoody area and he remains the sole owner and medical director of the clinic.