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Duane Reade opens seventh in-store clinic
August 2nd, 2010
NEW YORK – Duane Reade has opened its seventh health clinic at its new flagship drug store in Manhattan's Union Square.
Dubbed "Doctor On Premises," the DR walk-in medical center at the 1 Union Square store, which opened late last month, was opened by the physicians of New York Walk-In Medical Group P.C. Unlike most other retail clinics, the Duane Reade health centers are staffed by licensed physicians, who can take care of most common illnesses, minor injuries, lacerations, routine screenings, physical exams, vaccinations and referrals to specialists.
The Duane Reade clinics are managed by Consumer Health Services (CHS) Inc., a provider of on-site, physician-directed consumer health centers. The medical practice is affiliated with Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City.
"With the addition of the 1 Union Square location, Duane Reade celebrates the opening of our seventh Doctor on Premises location," Frank Scorpiniti, senior vice president of pharmacy operations at Duane Reade, said in a statement. "Our patients and customers have reacted very positively to the high-quality service and health care being provided through the health stores. In collaboration with CHS, we're focusing on making New Yorkers' lives a little easier."
More than 50,000 New Yorkers have visited the Duane Reade clinics since the first one was opened in 2007, according to Dr. Maggie Bertisch, M.D., medical director for New York Walk-In Medical Group. After patients are treated, the doctors can refer them back to their local primary or specialty care physicians, maintaining continuity of care. The facilities use electronic medical records to improve patient safety and coordination with other health care providers.