American Family Care is buying Doctors Express, an urgent care center franchisor.

Birmingham, Ala.-based American Family has 37 clinics in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, while Doctors Express has 63 urgent care centers in 25 states. The company plans to expand and operate 140 facilities in 26 states by the end of 2013. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Doctors Express, headquartered in Baltimore, Md., is indirectly owned by the Ensign Group, a healthcare company. The deal is expected to close on April 15. 

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