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Housecall for Health: Drugstore Clinics

Walgreens

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The idea of all-in-one stores for one-stop shopping are becoming increasingly popular, and now it’s spreading to drugstores, where they’re bringing the doctor’s office to the pharmacy.

FOX’s Colleen Cappon explains in today’s “Housecall for Health”:

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Walgreens

Walgreens is expanding its health care services to diagnosing and treating chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes and high cholesterol.  Clinics at Walgreens and CVS use nurse practioners and physician assistants, rather than doctors.

Nearly half the patients who receive treatment at Walgreens clinics don’t have a primary care physician.

Their spokesperson says they hope to get patients started on medication, then help them connect with a doctor to take it from there.

Housecall for Health, I’m Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.




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