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  • Swine Flu Panic in Retail Healthcare

    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 ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on September 22, 2009
  • Tools for Clinic Success

    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 ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on August 27, 2009
  • Retail Hysteria

    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 ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on May 4, 2009
  • Happy New Year!

    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 ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on January 9, 2009
  • Boston Bans Cigarette Sales in Retail Locations

    According to Thursday's article, ''Boston bans cigarette sales in drug stores but delays cigar bar closings,'' at, 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. This ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on December 15, 2008
  • Retail Clinic Strategery

      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 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on October 26, 2007