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  • NP Free Clinic Sees More Uninsured

    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 about the increase in patient visits as unemployment and uninsurance ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on March 18, 2009
  • Retail Clinicians and the In-Store Pharmacy

    I am very thankful for the good relationship we have with our pharmacy. Our clinic is located inside a grocery store that has a pharmacy. The pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are great. They are well known to the community as most of the patients know them by name and have been using them for years. They fill the prescriptions accurately and ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on March 16, 2009
  • Responses to MinuteClinic Closures

    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, titled ''The retail clinic era is over, and why pharmacy-based clinics are ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on March 11, 2009
  • Innovation in Convenient Care

    Presently the scope of practice in Retail Clinics is limited to minor acute illness. In the future there seem to be many areas of preventive care that the idea of convenient and lower priced would work well with. Blood pressures and offering other screening is used in marketing the idea of the retail clinic to the general public. It is just a ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on March 11, 2009
  • MinuteClinic Goes "Seasonal;" Take Care Holds Steady

    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 weekend hours have been extended at these locations.'' The closures could be reflective of ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on March 10, 2009
  • True Convenience

    As the cough, cold and influenza season begins the volume of patients swells in the retail health setting. For many patients this is their first experience using a retail clinic, but hopefully not their last. Unlike utilizing an urgent care, our clinics provide convenient care. I have seen many patients on their lunch break or just after work on ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on March 3, 2009
  • Building Practice in Retail Health

    Building practice is a fairly new concept when applied to nurses because until recently nurses were not allowed to have their own practice. So, what is this concept and who is responsible for building the practice in the retail health care setting? Building practice is defined as a process of increasing the number of patients and the number of ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on February 23, 2009
  • Franchising Opportunity for NPs

    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 travel centers in the United States, with more than 300 locations ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on February 11, 2009
  • Everyday Cheapskate Is a Fan

      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 a Minute Clinic located within a CVS pharmacy. ''He walked in without an ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on February 10, 2009
  • Retail Health Will Expand in Scope

    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, Dan Zacchei, a Take Care Health spokesperson, talks about the company's plan ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on February 5, 2009