Fill Up Your Car, Buy Snacks, and Get a Physical? Healthcare Moving to Increasingly Non-Traditional Settings

We all know that healthcare delivery is increasingly changing from one away from an acute care setting (which is a lot more expensive and not as convenient for a lot of patients) to one that fits into the rhythm of one’s daily life.  We see that in the nurse practitioner led walk-in clinics in drug stores, urgent care centers open on nights and weekends, and other ways to bring healthcare to consumers.  Here is an article of a primary care physician who opened a practice inside a Virginia truck stop (yes, you read that correctly) as a way to keep his practice alive and also as a way of meeting an underserved population, truck drivers.

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