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He's past and present to the future of health care more and more health care clinics are popping up in pharmacies -- -- And even in retail spaces one company is cashing in on the trend.
And that is ready clinic it CEO Webster go Lincoln joins us now thanks for joining us in studio Latin.
-- -- -- you know when most Americans go to grisly stories they have on the shopping -- a low flow is Brad a container of milk and not necessarily know also get my flu shot that you cents a real opportunity in this market.
Laid out for us where -- is that health and the future health care going and why is it.
In places like grocery stores.
Well I think you know people today are having a really difficult time accessing routine care.
And that's because there's a primary care for -- physician shortage in this country and it's growing.
People need to find an alternative and we provide that you know were inside a grocery store very conveniently located.
We're open seven days a week -- extended weekday hours.
You don't need an appointment does it takes about fifteen minutes if we write your prescription you can go across the aisle in the storage gets filled -- the in store pharmacy.
And if there's a line you know how long the lines going to be you can go shopping.
Just reevaluate the -- that's right.
But there's severe real perception issue if you tell me that I need to go get my medical help -- AE and drug store -- a retail story in a grocery store.
At least conceptually I think need be I need not be getting the same level of -- as if -- were to go to.
A doctor's office so how you educate consumers about the value proposition in the quality care that you're giving out.
Well first of all there's been quite a lot of research comparing the quality of the care that retail clinics offer like -- clinic.
Compared to other providers.
And in general the quality of our care is comparable if not slightly better with in our narrow scope of practice -- -- part of the point is we don't treat everything.
We have a defined scope of practice -- thirty or 35 common medical conditions we provide preventive care so screenings immunizations.
Back to school physicals sports physicals.
The kinds of things that people need easy quick access to it but I think we can we really well and -- takes weeks to get into the doctored a senior Schilling exactly.
Now you talked about you narrow scope but I want to your website -- in purchasing your weight loss challenge you know doesn't lose 10% ten weeks.
Is that you gonna grow the business beyond that the narrowly defined things you can do medically though that sort of stuff.
Well it's it's one of the ways Charles.
Our our view is that we were in a grocery store what more logical place to provide a weight management program -- -- grocery store so it's a ten week program.
And one of the things we do every time you come in for one of your.
Your fifteen or twenty minute sessions as we give you.
Your weekly meal plan with recipes and a shopping list and go out on the store and get the items you need to follow the meal plan so.
There's a lot of convenience again related to the fact that were -- -- grocery store easy access to health care professionals and it works for people.
What about the impending health care legislation that's on the table there's a lot of criticism and that -- surrounds it.
It seems that it's probably good for you what are your thoughts on what's happening on Capitol Hill.
Well Health Care Reform bill is basically gonna add about thirty million insured consumers.
And the primary care delivery system in this country is already stressed.
So they're gonna have a hard time finding a place to actually get -- even though they can now pay for care so.
It's logical ready -- would benefit from those.
Very quickly before we go as a small business owner how are you sensing the markets right now your ability to grow.
Well you know health.
Here is something that is growing you know it's it's an industry that you know for better or worse is growing quite rapidly.
We're in the right place at the right time I think providing easy access to high quality affordable care.
It is is the right place to be in health care right Webster ago Lincoln CEO of -- clank.
Great to have you here -- to be here on my side up on the web and that way challenger thanks a lot.
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