Just Checking In - Episode 36: Retail Stores and Urgent Care Centers Chase Rooftops and Money

Because urgent care is a retail delivery model for healthcare, its growth trajectory has followed that of big box retail in the affluent suburbs of major cities. In the future, the greatest...

Just Checking In: Episode 35 - Achieving Top of Mind Awareness

Successful advertising must reach the right potential patients with a sufficient frequency to remember the message. This best occurs through a multi-channel approach--traditional media, digital, and...

Just Checking In: Episode 34 - Ownership Evolution of Urgent Care in the United States

We have seen a transition in urgent care ownership from independent physicians, to regional and super-regional private equity-backed platforms, to now hospital and health systems.

Just Checking In: Episode 33 - Reimbursement Trends in Urgent Care

Flat-fee contracts have led to a degradation of acuity of urgent care services. The future success of urgent care depends upon its ability to demonstrate a higher acuity of service requiring a higher...

Just Checking In: Episode 32 - Finding the Best Urgent Care Location

As retail has evolved, in recent years we've seen video stores, book stores, banks and pizza parlors as the preferred locations for new urgent care centers. Regardless of what retail is on the...

Just Checking In: Episode 31 - Walk-In Primary Care

A new model of on-demand health care is emerging with the potential to confuse urgent care patients and create competition for urgent care centers.

Just Checking In: Episode 30 - Three Strikes and WalMart's Out?

Walmart has embarked upon three iterations of its retail clinic model over the past 10-12 years. Given that Walmart has over 5,300 U.S. stores, and none of these iterations has attained more than 100...

Just Checking In: Episode 29 - Politics and Business

Urgent care is in the business of spurring repeat visits and positive word of mouth from satisfied patients. Given the volatile political environment, odds are that the political views of your...

Just Checking In: Episode 28 - What We Can Learn From Aldi

On this edition of Just Checking In, industry expert Alan Ayers discusses the differentiation in retail can teach urgent care and what can be learned from a discount super-market like Aldi.

Just Checking In: Episode 27 - Elements of a Strong Occupational Medicine Program

On this edition of Just Checking In, industry expert Alan Ayers discusses the four elements of a strong occupational medicine program delivered through an urgent care center, OSHA, worker's comp and...

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