Physicians Quicker Than Retail Clinics?
Medical groups have been throwing up all kinds of arguments against retail health clinics staffed by NPs. Here's a new one: Physicians are even quicker.
In an article in yesterday's (Riverside, Calif.) Press-Enterprise, Dev Gnanadev, president-elect of the California Medical Association says, "Health care is not McDonald's." But then he goes on immediately to say, "Most primary care issues can be handled with physicians on the phone. They can call in a prescription without an office visit."