MinuteClinic Salutes Nurse Practitioners During National Nurse Practitioner Week
MinuteClinic, the retail clinic division of
"Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are at the core of the MinuteClinic model which relies on the outstanding care and educational support they provide to patients in our convenient retail settings," said
MinuteClinic supports the work of the
"With the addition of 32 million newly insured patients as a result of health care reform and the growing shortage of primary care physicians, nurse practitioners are one of the fastest growing professions not only in health care but in any industry today," said
MinuteClinic nurse practitioners specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections. Minor wounds, abrasions, skin conditions and joint sprains are treated, and common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A & B are available at most locations. In addition, MinuteClinic practitioners administer a series of wellness services designed to help consumers identify lifestyle changes needed to improve their current and future health, including screenings and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
No appointments are required at MinuteClinic and most health insurance is accepted. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each medical center and on www.minuteclinic.com. The cost for most treatment starts at
MinuteClinic is a division of