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Nurse practitioners now have greater authority which is wonderful news so now they can write prescriptions, provide vaccines, order lab tests, and diagnose and treat illnesses. Instead of waiting two months to see your primary doctor, you can pop in to a nearby Minute Clinic. You can also see them for urgent care in some instances so you won’t have to wait for hours in the ER to be seen. People frequently go to the emergency room for the flu, strep throat, and bladder infections. If it’s a true emergency, go straight to the ER.
Some clinics even have weight-loss programs with nutrition advice and provide on-going weight-loss coaching. If this is a service that will help you, definitely check it out.
A nurse at Scripps Hospital was thrilled about these new options so doctors won’t be so bogged down; and people will be getting better and quicker care. This will help lower costs because an ER visit is much more expensive. You’ll be seeing a bunch of CVS pharmacies cropping up, just don’t be tempted by the candy on the way out.
Sources: nurse Scripps Hospital, CVS pharmacy manager