Walmart walk in clinic
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Grossed out

Broomfield, CO

#1 Nov 3, 2010
How gross is it to intentionally draw sick people into a grocery store?
FiTz

United States

#2 Nov 3, 2010
The intent is convenience and affordability. This is actually very common now. Madisonville like always is behind the times.
W mart shpr

Madisonville, KY

#3 Nov 3, 2010
I agree with grossed out. I don't care what other stores are doing. It is totally disgusting to buy groceries in the same place that ppl ate sneezing, snotting and barfing!! Just can't wait to drive my shopping cart thru a pile of vomit because somebody had to come into see the doctor with the flu!!
As far as affordability, a copay is the same regardless of where u see a doc!
It's also not convenient for me to buy groceries and be assaulted by sick ppl!!!
Teacher

Fairfield, IL

#4 Nov 4, 2010
I guess we should remove the toilet paper from the store for the people sick with diharrea, and all the cold meds, cough drops, and klenex for those sick with colds. That should keep those evil sick people away!
Some people are so silly! Do you honestly think wal mart is full of only healthy people? Let's be happy while they are there, they now can also seek treatment.
non insured

Ripley, TN

#6 Nov 4, 2010
A copay may be the same if your insured, but not everyone has that luxery. This could be a way for the uninsured who are not trying to live off the goverement who pay their own way be able to afford to see a doctor when they have issues.
W mart shpr

Madisonville, KY

#7 Nov 4, 2010
Yes I know that not only healthy people go to walmart; however, sick patients with flu, chicken pox( or anything else contagious) should not be encouraged to come to walmart and mingle with the general population! Even at the care centers at trover and multicare isolate some patients depending in the illness.
Lol

Tomball, TX

#8 Nov 4, 2010
I wonder if they are going to have a special for the sick ppl like on black Friday come in early and get a free nose or boob job lmfao walmart and this town is a joke..... I can see it now boob job with a flu shot between 5am till 11am black Friday only......what's walmart going to start selling next new cars
Yep

United States

#9 Nov 4, 2010
non insured is exactly right. The people that pay up front are going to get a better rate than they would at the urgent care places here in town. And that is needed. Not everyone with no insurance wants to go to the ER and leave owing $600 bucks for a dang ear infection.
get real

Fairfield, IL

#10 Nov 4, 2010
Get over your phobias people. They do this all over the nation with great success. If you don't like it, don't shop there. But for every one of you who are scared and stays home, there will be thousands there making them rich!
Lonnie Bruce

Fairfield, IL

#12 Nov 4, 2010
Oh yeah wrote:
Phobia??? Get a little H1N1 with your freshly made donuts. Oh, I know, I'd love a fresh strain of strep with my deli fried chicken. Can't wait to sample McDonalds new Viral Burger. Mmmmmm. Probably need to put a toxic waste disposal over there between walmart and the middle school. Makes perfect sense.
You sir, get real.
That's the difference between being educated and being scared. I am a healthcare professional with 26 years in my field. I know there is go greater risk for myself or my family by the clinic being at wal mart. You are scared and apparently uneducated on this issue. There are more germs on the shopping carts that 10,000 people use everyday, than will be in that clinic. Stop fear mongering and embrace change.
Small Minds

White House, TN

#13 Nov 4, 2010
Do you realize that practically every state (other than Kentucky) has clinics in their department stores..Target is a huge promoter of this in their stores. I think it will provide a very meaningful service to the community. The reason communities like ours doesn't grow is because of small minded Hillbillies like those posting here. You take your 5 kids with snotty noses and your food stamps back to your trailer park and watch Jerry Springer. Those of us who work and are on the run supporting you will have to go to Trover in Wal Mart..most working people don't have time to schedule Free Dr's appointments like you slugs that don't work and are on my tab. (Medicaid)
Jane

United States

#15 Nov 4, 2010
Those same sick people that will be at the new clinic are in Walmart everyday anyway! People never stay home when they're sick!
Lonnie Bruce

Fairfield, IL

#16 Nov 4, 2010
Oh yeah wrote:
The last defense against being wrong is lashing out with personal attacks. Hospitals are closed all the time for staph and other infections. It just does not belong. Sorry
Really? All the time huh? Name one hospital that was shut down due to infection. Being scared is ok. Trying to alarm the public because of you living in fear is not.
Jane

United States

#17 Nov 4, 2010
Lonnie Bruce wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? All the time huh? Name one hospital that was shut down due to infection. Being scared is ok. Trying to alarm the public because of you living in fear is not.
Well said.
You are reaching

Madisonville, KY

#20 Nov 4, 2010
Oh yeah wrote:
You guys are pretty handy on the ole computer. Google hospitals that were shutdown due to infection. Staph, flesh eating bacteria, etc. It'll take bout 30 seconds.
Seriously you are overreacting. It is a walk-in clinic not an emergency room, a surgical theater, a dialysis center, or anything more than urgent care. Its purpose are for ailments like sunburns, colds, and uti's, not gangene, flesh-eating bacteria, broken bones, cancer treatments, Lasix surgery, vasectomies, hysterectomies or whatever else your fears may be. If you are really that worried about a cold, as others have suggested, you may not want to go to Wal-Mart as most definitely you will find a petri dish full of bacterium on just one of their shopping carts. You may also want to stay away from K-Mart, Big Lots, the mall, any restaurants, as well as your place of work. Germaphobe.
Ms Mayberry

Madisonville, KY

#21 Nov 4, 2010
You are reaching wrote:
<quoted text>
If you are really that worried about a cold, as others have suggested, you may not want to go to Wal-Mart as most definitely you will find a petri dish full of bacterium on just one of their shopping carts. You may also want to stay away from K-Mart, Big Lots, the mall, any restaurants, as well as your place of work. Germaphobe.
Oh my, yes! I saw a man sneeze into his hand, snot stringing, and put it right back onto the cart.*gag*
You are reaching

Madisonville, KY

#23 Nov 4, 2010
1. It's a matter of convenience. If a customer is already planning to be there then how are you adding exposure? It's naive to think infectious people aren't already at Wal-Mart. Sick people utilize their pharmacy. Should Wal-Mart remove that?
2. Sub-par medical treatment? Who do you think will be providing care at that clinic?
3. I'm not sure how a provider could push any one brand of generic amoxicillin or any other establishments.
4. Are you suggesting the clinic at Wal-Mart will not be held to the same regs and governing bodies that oversee the other medical facilities in town?
5 and 6. Health Care is a business. Please explain how having a HRA or HSA (CDHC insurance plans) relates to a specific clinic location.
7. Again how are you adding infectious diseases when those organisms causing disease are already there? Do you suggest more exotic diseases will suddenly turn up due to Wal-Mart's clinic. Perhaps only the shopping fever that comes the morning after Thanksgiving.
You are reaching

Madisonville, KY

#24 Nov 4, 2010
If it's that disconcerting, honestly the best advice you can be given is to use good hand-washing techniques regardless of the public place you go to because you can be guaranteed that place has contaminants.
You are reaching

Madisonville, KY

#25 Nov 4, 2010
And I apologize for calling you a germaphobe. lol
You are reaching

Madisonville, KY

#27 Nov 4, 2010
Okay snookie i am providing a link to a report providing positive opinions that cite a study on said topic. Here's the quote: Writing in the Sept. 1 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, study author Dr. Ateev Mehrotra said that retail clinics -- which are typically staffed by nurse practitioners and found in drug stores and other retail chain stores such as Target and Wal-Mart -- provide a good standard of care for sore throat, ear infections and urinary tract infections. Mehrotra is an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a policy analyst at Rand Health.

Here's the link: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/managing...

I'm not sure what exactly you are suggesting I am determined to make okay. I am determined to provide an opinion that states this walk-in clinic will provide a good service to people whom otherwise will have to pay the higher cost of being seen at the ER for a problem that could easily be handled at an urgent care facility.

By placing a response to each of your "bullet points" (it's not a bulleted list, just a numbered list), wouldn't that bring attention to your points by allowing the next reader to see which order our arguments are in? By the way, it's asinine.

Random question with no follow up?

No I can't see the pressure to push otc meds that only Wal-Mart carries versus an otc that CVS or Krogers would have. Generally a prescriber will give the name of med by it's brand or generic name, not the store who carries it.

No, doctors will not be staffing the clinic. Nurse practitioners will be. That's the point. Qualified medical professions who can treat diseases at a fraction of the cost of traditional care.

The Wal-Mart retails outlets have been in place for several years now, at least since 2007. The Henderson and Newburgh Wal-Mart both have clinics affiliated by the Owensboro Medical Health System. How much liability do you think they'd be responsible for if those clinics weren't regulated? Please provide some verifiable proof that shows any credible medical facility can bypass state and federal regulation based upon the location of their establishment.

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