DOCTORS SKEPTICAL OF IN-STORE CLINICS

AUSTIN, Texas - While the number of supermarket and other retail health clinics expands nationwide, doctors warn that patient safety may be compromised by these in-store services.The Texas Medical Association here is among those that have raised concerns over the clinics' ability to coordinate with local physicians, opening patients to the possibility of duplicate care and mistakes related to serious

AUSTIN, Texas - While the number of supermarket and other retail health clinics expands nationwide, doctors warn that patient safety may be compromised by these in-store services.

The Texas Medical Association here is among those that have raised concerns over the clinics' ability to coordinate with local physicians, opening patients to the possibility of duplicate care and mistakes related to serious underlying illnesses.

"Patients may get a false sense of security from these

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