Clinics Grow, but Small Operators Fade: Analyst

Along with the rapid growth in the number of retail convenient-care clinics in the United States, 10 third-party companies representing a total of 139 clinics called it quits during the past year, according to an industry analyst. The closings by such operators as CheckUps USA, which ran clinics in 23 Wal-Mart Supercenters, and Affordable Basic Care, which had 18 clinics in Meijer

SHOREVIEW, Minn. — Along with the rapid growth in the number of retail convenient-care clinics in the United States, 10 third-party companies representing a total of 139 clinics called it quits during the past year, according to an industry analyst.

The closings by such operators as CheckUps USA, which ran clinics in 23 Wal-Mart Supercenters, and Affordable Basic Care, which had 18 clinics in Meijer stores, were detailed by Tom Charmond, chief executive officer of Merchants Med

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