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Since the beginning of the H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic, the public
has relied on retail clinic practitioners to provide education, guidance,
testing, assurance and treatment. The media is playing a vital role in keeping
the public updated; however, I am not sure if this is helpful or harmful. The
public is hearing with only half an ear, only ...
While working in a retail clinic, I have identified the
following tools as essential for building a successful, thriving clinic: word
of mouth, positive perception and community awareness.
It is my experience that although company
marketing is necessary, word of mouth is a valuable tool for growing a retail
clinic. I have witnessed a large ...
Over the past couple of days, there has been pandemonium in our community. Shortly after announcement of the 1st local probable case of H1N1, our community went into a downward spiral of panic. Several school closings contributed to mass hysteria … face mask, hand sanitizer and grocery items quickly left store shelves. It’s like Swine Flu ...
This last year had its challenges and it’s wonders. I hope to see 2009 surpass the past in wonders and our challenges are less dramatic and violent.
Happy Peaceful New Year.
Retail health care is very busy this time of year. With the stresses of the economy, Christmas and life in general, viruses have had a happy time. I can almost see those ...
According to Thursday's article, ''Boston bans cigarette sales in drug stores but delays cigar bar closings,'' at Boston.com, the city of Boston has banned all cigarette sales in drug stores and also college campuses. Walgreens and CVS, the nation's largest operators of retail health clinics, said they will comply with the regulations.
Opening my Providence (Rhode Island) Journal this morning (OK, online), I saw yet another report on physician objections to retail or convenient care clinics. The same article, but with different names, has been showing up about once a week somewhere in the country for the past 3 years.
The article always cites physician charges that ...