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  • Retail Health Marketing

    When I first began working in a retail health setting, I had no idea the amount of marketing that was required of me, and I am getting a crash course in business development 101. In my orientation we discussed how to approach store customers and inform them about the clinic and our services, and we also did some role play. My first reaction was ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on February 3, 2009
  • NP Staffs Mobile Health Clinic

    Today I read a short article describing the activities of a mobile health clinic that actually spoke volumes. ''Bridge to Health offers services'' details the workings of a health clinic bus owned and operated by the Palo Pinto General Hospital, which the Lake Country Sun of Graford, Texas says treats patients from infants to older ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on January 30, 2009
  • Managers in Retail Health

    What type of manager is best for Retail Clinics? The retail clinic health care arena is in its beginning stages and one of the questions asked today is which manager style is best for the retail clinic setting. Types of managers include micromanagers, teachers, supporters and task mangers. We all have witnessed companies that have been ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on January 26, 2009
  • Walk-in Motto in Retail Clinics

    One of the ways that retail clinics differ from other primary care clinics is the lack of a daily schedule and the motto of ''convenient, walk-in care.'' In retail clinics the day is planed by the clients and can range from 2 clients to 22 clients or higher depending on the day. For some professions this may cause a problem because they prefer to ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on October 28, 2008
  • Shaping Convenient Care

    I am interested in seeing how Retail Clinics work out. What kind of model of care will we pioneers develop? I understand the companies we work for will shape what we do. As professionals we need to work with them, around them or be squeaky wheels to keep NPs from becoming 15 minute pseudo docs. So far, I don’t know of that happening. My concern ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on October 14, 2008
  • Telemedicine: Better Than an NP?

    Today's Houston Business Journal reported in ''Retail health clinics reopen with new model'' that six Wal-Mart retail health clinic locations were closed and now have opened as telemedicine clinics. Those involved with operating these clinics claim that it was too expensive to employ NPs at their retail clinics because they were asking for up ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on August 6, 2008
  • Competition Flourishes in Retail Health

    Earlier this year, the state of Massachusetts adopted regulations for retail health clinics that Boston Mayor Tom Menino denounced, saying, ''allowing retailers to make money off of sick people is wrong.'' We reported on the retail health regulations in the April news section of ADVANCE, and told of Menino's reactions in the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on June 16, 2008
  • Roadside Health Care for Truckers

    Perhaps spurred on by the explosion of retail health clinics inside drug and grocery stores, a new type of much-needed health care clinic is growing: the roadside clinic. “Because truckers need maintenance too,” explains the Web site of Roadside Medical Labs, clinics are now seeking out ways to serve the needs of the more than 3.4 million truckers ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on April 1, 2008
  • Corporations Embracing Retail Health: New Opportunities for NPs

    Two recent stories portend continued evolution in the retail health industry. First, Wal-Mart announced that it planned to open 400 of its own convenient care clinics, called The Clinic at Wal-Mart, by the year 2010. The clinics will be owned and operated by St. Vincent Health System, a trusted name in health care, and will partner with ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on March 18, 2008
  • 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 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on January 23, 2008