The Contrary Perspective

storefront urgent careRobert W. Morrow, M.D.

A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times took a stab at documenting one of the radical transformations that is happening in the delivering of healthcare in the US, i.e. the advent of the store-front urgent care facilities.  This is how they introduce the topic:

“Is the doctor in?

“In this new medical age of urgent care centers and retail clinics, that’s not a simple question. Nor does it have a simple answer, as primary care doctors become increasingly scarce.”

In the sub-head to the article, the authors announce that:

“Big corporations — giant retailers and health insurance companies — are teaming up to become your doctor.”

Are they really?  And why?  The story behind the story is a bit involved, but it is not complicated to see that it has less to do with doing any doctoring, than with having your name on…

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