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With quick clinics, online care, providers give convenience another try

The push to build small clinics in stores was launched about 15 years ago by MinuteClinic, a Minneapolis-based company that pitched walk-in care by nurse practitioners ... in a more on-demand fashion. ... read more

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Nurse practitioners (NPs) are highly sought after to meet that need. NPs able to provide much of the same care as full-fledged doctors ... sales representative in services other than retail, advertisi... read more

Why we need more doctors (Fortune, 1993)

In fact, the forces driving up health care costs are surprisingly mundane: soaring demand and scarce supply ... and provide primary care. Nurse practitioners (those trained to offer primary care) can ... read more

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Health Law May Accelerate Growth In Urgent Care Centers

“This was so convenient and now I have peace of mind,” he said, after paying his $25 insurance ... retail health clinics that have opened in the past decade in department stores and pharmacies and mai... 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 pr... 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 docto... read more

50 years of NP excellence

3 Many have credited the increased demand for care coupled with a physician ... editor-in-chief of The Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Newland, who launched her NP career in 1986, adds that even when insurers ... read more

Colorado’s push against teenage pregnancies is a startling success

The surge in Colorado has ... the devices through their parents’ insurance. Long-acting devices can cost between $800 and $900. “There’s no lifeboat with the Affordable Care Act,” said Liz Romer, a nu... read more

CVS wants to play doctor with you

“CVS Caremark is playing an expanded role in providing care through our pharmacists and nurse practitioners,” Larry ... There’s huge demand for convenient, timely primary health care. Retail clinics s... read more

Walmart Health: A Deep Dive into the $WMT Corporate Strategy in Health Care

Providers are thus incentivized to provide a high-volume, high-cost standard of care, squeezing money from insurance companies ... them on lower operating expenses. Each retail clinic is staffed by nu... read more

Should I Go to Urgent Care?

From 2014 to 2017, about 400 to 500 new urgent care clinics opened each year, according to an industry analysis, "The Essential Role of the Urgent Care Center in Population Health," released by the UC... 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 practi... read more

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