The Sky is Falling: Family Docs Inside Big Box

on February 11th, 2007 | Filed under Optoblog

I saw this ad in the paper, and I thought maybe the world was coming to an end.
Newspaper ad for family doctor inside Shopko
I’m sure he is conveniently located near the ShopKo pharmacy. 😉

Even if this isn’t one of the signs of the apocalypse, it certainly can’t be a good sign for private practice doctors (physicians, dentists, optometrists, etc) in general. It looks like we are all going the way of the pharmacist.

Update: Just a little Google search found a news release revealing this type of arrangement has been in the works since May 2006. It also says he can spiffily zoom the Rx’s electronically to the pharmacy.

How soon until Wal-Mart follows suite?

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