Walgreens to diagnose and treat

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens recently became the first retail pharmacy to expand its healthcare services to include diagnosing and treating patients for chronic conditions, according to an article from Kaiser Health News. Long the province of physicians, the expansion of services at Walgreens comes amid concerns about shortages of primary care doctors, according to the article. Officials at Walgreen say the company will have nurse practitioners and physician assistants on hand at more than 300 Take Care Clinics in 18 states and the District of Columbia, according to the article.