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Take Care clinics expand services
July 1st, 2009
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. – Take Care Health Systems, the in-store health clinic subsidiary of Walgreen Co., has expanded its menu of services to include procedures for skin conditions and minor injury treatments.
The company said Wednesday that its clinics now offer wart removal with cryotherapy (cold therapy), skin tag removal, closure of minor cuts with Dermabond and treatment of skin irritations (contact dermatitis).
Take Care clinics also have broadened their scope of skin evaluations and treatments for skin infections, injuries and rashes.
The new services, the company noted, stem from feedback from patients, Take Care health providers and recent research that identified a desire for the treatment of such skin conditions in a convenient care setting.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, more than 48 million skin examinations are conducted each year, which result in 3.2 million viral wart procedures and 3.3 million skin tag removals, Take Care Health Systems reported.
“Patients are very satisfied with the service and offerings at Take Care Clinics, and we’ve found that they are looking for additional high-quality, convenient and affordable treatment options in our care setting,” Peter Miller, Take Care Health Systems president and chief executive officer, said in a statement. “We will continue to evaluate and implement new services which meet the needs of patients and can be offered with clinical excellence at Take Care Clinics.”
Take Care Health Systems manages 345 clinics at Walgreens drug stores in 35 markets across 19 states.