Duane Reade is putting doctors on-site for folks who don't want to wait around at the emergency room.
On one side, I could see the benefits. Especially for lady issues.
On the other, can you imagine the crack den this is going to create?! It's gonna turn the DR into a TB ward!
May 24, 2007
Duane Reade customers can now not only pick up their prescriptions, but also see a doctor.
The city's largest drug store chain announced Thursday that it has partnered with Consumer Health Services to launch DR Walk-In Medical Care. The partnership will allow people to have access to a doctor's treatment for minor medical conditions without waiting for an appointment or spending hours in the Emergency Room.
New Yorkers NY1 spoke to say they like the idea.
"I would use it,” said one local resident. “There's a Duane Reade practically around any neighborhood."
"I most definitely would try it," said another.
"If I had reason to use it, I'd be glad to use it,” said a third. “I think it's very good; they should have had it a long time ago."
The doctors can also provide health screenings, tests, and vaccinations. All commercial insurance is accepted.
Currently the on-site doctors are at three Duane Reade locations in Manhattan: 50th Street and Broadway, 97th Street and Broadway, and 86th Street and Lexington Avenue.
More locations are expected to open throughout the year.
This can't be safe. They can barely FIND your prescription and now they ask you to put your life in their hands?!
I can't. E-V-E-N.