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Nurse Practitioner Demand Surges As Insurers Push Retail Care

Nurse practitioners are more in demand than all but two categories of physicians as large health providers like UnitedHealth Group’s Optum, CVS Health and insurers work with retailers to reach patients in their communities. “The use of NPs and PAs is ... read more

As U.S. relies more on nurse practitioners, we need to learn more about them

The drivers for this trend are clear: the expansion of health insurance in the U.S. and our aging population, both producing heavy demand ... and big-box retail stores looking to use primary-care medicine (staffed primarily by nurse practitioners) as ... read more

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The demand for workers is steady for the first time since the recession hit a decade ago. Leaders with many of the companies trying to fill jobs statewide — in areas such as manufacturing, health care and transportation — say they are stymied by a lack ... read more

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Why you should be skeptical about an 'Uber for healthcare'

As for lowering the costs, tell that to someone blindsided with a surge price for a ride late at night or in a high-demand period ... sometimes it's a nurse practitioner. The range of what these professionals can offer at the home is necessarily limited. read more

Overcrowded ERs, convenience feed urgent care industry growth

Consumers expecting better, more convenient care as costs rise Urgent care centers aren't to be confused with the retail clinics springing up in drugstores and grocery stores nationwide. Those clinics are typically run by family nurse practitioners who ... read more

CVS Caremark's (CVS) Management Presents at Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference (Transcript)

Our retail pharmacy is strong ... clinics in our stores in 28 states plus D.C. We provide care to more than 20 million patients since the exception of MinuteClinic and our 2,200 nurse practitioners provide high-quality affordable walk-in healthcare ... read more

Retail clinics at tipping point

And even some providers are getting in the game by opening mall-based retail outlets to capture the burgeoning demand for instant healthcare. A number of factors are driving the explosion in convenient care, which appears to be reaching a tipping point in ... read more

Should You Go to the Drugstore for Your Flu Shots?

This is critical at a moment when whooping cough cases are surging and adult immunization rates are dismally low. Not everyone has a primary care doctor or will go ... have a prescription from a doctor or nurse practitioner. But pharmacists still can ... read more

CVS Caremark's (CVS) Management Presents at Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference (Transcript)

CVS Caremark Corporation (CVS) Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference Call June ... in 28 states plus D.C. We provide care to more than 20 million patients since the exception of MinuteClinic and our 2,200 nurse practitioners provide high-quality affordable ... read more

CVS Caremark's CEO Presents at UBS Global Healthcare Conference (Transcript)

Our retail pharmacy business is strong ... and 28 states in the District of Columbia. We provide a care to more than 20 million patients since the inception of MinuteClinic. And our 2,200 nurse practitioners provide high-quality, affordable, walk-in ... read more


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