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NP Entrepreneur Contest Deadline Is Tomorrow!
July 29, 2010 11:26 AM by Jennifer Ford
This post serves as a friendly reminder that the deadline to enter ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioners' NP Entrepreneur of the Year Award contest is tomorrow, Friday July 30, 2010. Enter here . See profiles of our past winners: 2009 NP Entrepreneur of the Read More...
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NPs, You Can Help Prevent ER Overcrowding
May 24, 2010 1:15 PM by Jennifer Ford
A recent op-ed in The Washington Post calls for prevention of an unmanageable influx of newly insured patients to emergency departments. In Keeping Routine Medical Care Out of Hospital Emergency Rooms , Jennifer Brokaw, an emergency department physician, Read More...
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Virtual Mentor Misleads
March 12, 2010 12:00 PM by Michelle Perron
AMA Columnist Takes Bad Aim at NPs I'm glad that Stephen Ferrara, NP, took the bait. Ferrara is a family nurse practitioner in New York, and he writes a blog called "A Nurse Practitioner's View." Yesterday he posted his thoughtful commentary on a column Read More...
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Side by Side
October 22, 2009 12:59 PM by Michelle Perron
I attended the second annual Aesthetic Extender Symposium last weekend, and days later I am left with some distinct and positive impressions about much more than the aesthetics industry. First, some background. The symposium was cofounded by Krystie P. Read More...
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Why You Need To Be LinkedIn (and Other Social Media Musts)
August 5, 2009 2:38 PM by Jill Rollet
When you do a Google search on your name, what comes up? I just checked mine, and every instance of "Jill Rollet" for pages and pages referred to me. But if you have a more common name, like my colleague Jennifer Ford, you can kiss first-page Google results Read More...
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NP Achievements Around the World
July 8, 2009 12:48 PM by Jill Rollet
If you're an NP who owns your own practice, be sure to enter the 2009 ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioners NP Entrepreneur of the Year competition . Do it for Leah Hansen, perhaps the only nurse practitioner with her own practice in Australia. Because her Read More...
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Retail Clinics: Location, Location, Location
May 28, 2009 3:15 PM by Jennifer Ford
A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that retail health clinics gravitate toward more affluent neighborhoods. They could, therefore, not be serving the under- and uninsured or poorer populations that are in more need of healthcare. Read More...
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Retail Health Evolving Before Our Eyes
March 27, 2009 2:27 PM by Jennifer Ford
Two recent pieces of news (not to mention recent developments and retail health operators' promises) are confirming our predictions that retail health will expand to the workplace and provide primary, not just episodic, care. First is an interview with Read More...
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The Changing Face of Pharma
March 24, 2009 8:43 AM by Michelle Perron
Over the past year or so, nurse practitioner organizations have received less and less financial support from the pharmaceutical industry for various events at national and state conferences. This started as a result of significant shifts in marketing Read More...
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NP Free Clinic Sees More Uninsured
March 18, 2009 12:51 PM by Jennifer Ford
Nurse practitioner Sandi Shanahan operates a nonprofit clinic in Annapolis, Maryland. Her clinic, Shanahan Children's Clinic , offers health care at whatever cost patients can afford. In an article published on hometownannapolis.com yesterday, she talks Read More...
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Responses to MinuteClinic Closures
March 11, 2009 1:01 PM by Jennifer Ford
The response to CVS's decision to transition 90 of its clinics to "seasonal" schedules has prompted an "I told you so" from those who believe the model overestimated the demand for convenient care. KevinMD posted one such response yesterday. In the post, Read More...
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MinuteClinic Goes "Seasonal;" Take Care Holds Steady
March 10, 2009 10:53 AM by Jennifer Ford
Yesterday CVS announced that 90 of its MinuteClinic clinics will be operating only on a seasonal schedule. Brent Burkhardt, a spokesperson for CVS, told ADVANCE that "A total of 460 clinics remain open 7 days a week year-round. As noted, in many cases Read More...
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Franchising Opportunity for NPs
February 11, 2009 9:16 AM by Jennifer Ford
Roadside Medical Clinic + Labs provides retail health care to drivers in the trucking industry, including DOT physicals, wellness programs, sleep apnea studies, and nutritional products in Pilot Travel Center locations. Pilot is the largest operator of Read More...
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Everyday Cheapskate Is a Fan
February 10, 2009 8:32 AM by Michelle Perron
This morning's inbox featured a raving review of retail health clinics from Mary Hunt, the writer known as "The Everyday Cheapskate." The headline for her e-newsletter today is "You're Sick, They're Quick." In it, she recounts her son's recent visit to Read More...
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Retail Health Will Expand in Scope
February 5, 2009 11:46 AM by Jennifer Ford
It's official: When before there were just hints and hypotheticals, now retail health operators are openly confessing to plans for expanding services. In " Retail Medical Clinics Are Poised to Play an Increasingly Important Role in Primary Care " by AISHealth.com, Read More...
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