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Milk, bread...and a doctor visit

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A dozen years ago, the first retail health clinic — a QuickMedx, later MinuteClinic — opened at a Cub Foods store in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. Treatment was available for seven specific conditions: strep throat, mononucleosis, flu, female bladder infections, ear infections, sinus infections and pregnancy testing. Patients paid cash, and then went on their way. Since then, however, a shortage of primary care physicians, rising concerns about access and costs, looming health reform requiring expanded coverage and care coordination and the ever-older baby boomer population have combined to create a unique prescription for success. more


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