Dwight S. Phelps, MD, FACEP

Partner, Urgent Care Center of SWFL

Urgent Care Center of SWFL - Estero and Cape Coral“UCC stands out because of the pleasant surroundings, and the helpful and courteous staff …”
Dr. Dwight Phelps, Managing Partner, UCC of SWFL

What inspired you to become a physician and to select Emergency Medicine?

It was the opportunity to become a productive member of society in a profession where I was helping people in a field that required continuous study.  I chose Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care Medicine because it is a specialty requiring a broad base of knowledge of other medical specialties, constant monitoring of current diseases and new treatments, and as a result, it satisfies my goals personally and professionally.  

What about emergency medicine is the most rewarding to you?

Seeing a person with a problem that although it doesn't appear serious to him or her, is indeed a life threatening situation and being able to get them the medical assistance they need to avoid that threat and allow them to continue a productive life. I am always amazed at how appreciative patients are for the help they receive at the Urgent Care Center.

What do you do when not helping care for others?

When not working, I enjoy boating, reading, and just relaxing!

Dr. Phelps
    Urgent Care Center of SWFL - Estero and Cape Coral


  • Graduated from LSU School of Medicine in 1977
  • Board Certified by The American Board of Amergency Medicine 1984 - present
  • Practiced Emergency Medicine in hospitals in Colorado from 1984 to 2002
  • Since 2002 has practiced Emergency Medicine at both SW Florida Regional Medical Center and Gulf Coast Hospital
  • Actively involved in The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and its state chapters since 1978 in Colorado and Florida, serving in various leadership roles on the Board of Directors including Treasurer, and President of the Colorado Chapter
  • Member of the Lee County Medical Society, the Florida Medical Association (FMS), and the National and Florida chapters of ACEP.