Shopping List:

  • Bread
  • Milk
  • New pair of shoes
  • Get physical
  • Get prescription for sinus infection

Seem like this is an odd shopping list? Well, it’s more of reality that you might think.  Retail stores are jumping into healthcare.  You will no longer need to schedule that annual physical with your family physician.  Walmart is making primary care services available within the walls of their stores.  The idea is to provide accessibility with our crazy schedules at a fraction of the cost of a typical medical offices visit.

Yes we are in the early stages of this new venture, but hopefully pressure created from alternative primary care services will drive cost down at your family physician office.

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