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BATAVIA – An Insource Urgent Care Center opened Wednesday in the Batavia City Centre to join at least a dozen other health-related services in what has become a Medical Mall.

The medical director and part owner of Insource is retired surgeon Magdi E. Credi.

Officials of a new Urgent Care operation that opened earlier this year in the Jerome Center, a United Memorial Medical Center walk-in service only a city block away, say they are not in competition with Insource although they offer some of the same kinds of services.

Insource will be open 12 hours a day on weekdays and eight hours on weekends and holidays, offering quick and relatively less expensive patient services than most other providers.

Genesee Country Mall, as it was originally known, was a busy retail center in the 1980s, but when national chains began expending just outside the city limits, stores closed and medical offices and practitioners from dentists to diagnostics took their place.

Credi ended his practice six years ago and had been medical director for the county’s Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program. He described his new role by saying, “Urgent Care has its place in the changing health care field, and people like it.”