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- Retail clinics and AAP care about children (Exclusive News Alert, Collaborative Care, Retail Clinics, Pharmacy)Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:13am
The recent American Academy of Pediatrics-issued policy statement opposing retail clinics is disheartening to those of us practicing in this setting. The AAP’s commitment to the medical home model of care for children is the crux of the opposition.
Antibiotics are often inappropriately prescribed for adults with acute bronchitis. Clinical guidelines for treating adults with no co-morbidity do not indicate treatment with antibiotics.
What’s at the root of most morbidity and mortality from influenza and other vaccine-preventable diseases? Under-immunization.
Elevated body mass index, or BMI, has been called the “elephant in the exam room” because often it is overlooked by clinicians, despite overwhelming evidence suggesting that weight loss reduces risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
As summer fun winds down, families make preparations for return to school. For the retail clinician, summertime is back-to-school season. Sports physicals or pre-participation physical evaluation (i.e., PPE) represent an important service in the retail health setting and an important opportunity to impact the child’s health.