Re: In-store health clinics take off
- From: AndyS <andysharpe@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 02:49:56 -0700
Matthew Scott wrote:
health clinics are nothing more than triage stations, treating what is
within their capability and sending those patients who need more skilled
care to traditional medical facilities.
That may be true, but presently it's the emergency room of the
where people go for "triage"....
One recently opened up near where I have a cabin, so I went in to
ask a few question, such as "what do they treat ?" and "do they
accept my insurance plan ?".
I learned that the doctor on call there can renew my prescription
me for less than the co-payment I have to make with my insurance
even tho they don't accept my insurance. All I need is an initial
so the doctor can acquaint himself with me.
I suspect that things like slight puncture wounds, broken arms,
and things that really need to be treated, but have no place in
emergency rooms, will be handled with less expense there. And a LOT
less than most doctor visits cost...... And without an appointment or
several days or weeks of waiting.... If the waiting gets too long,
be because the place is well used, and either people are getting
treatment they would otherwise not pursue because of the expense, or
the convenience is a lot better.....
I'm for anything that will keep the price lower. The AMA is for
anything that will drive the price up. Just the fact that the AMA is
opposed to something generally makes me think it might be a
Andy in Eureka, Texas
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