Doc in the Big Box – Medicine for the Masses
One of the most significant societal changes is the demand for convenience in every area of our lives. We spend time online looking for discounts and options, yet we have increasingly higher expectations for products and services. With that change, we have also begun to demand it in the medical care we receive. That is the reason we see so many stand-alone or in-store medical clinics. They are a way for us to get the medical care we need with the convenience we want. Now, one of the largest retailers is beginning to roll out a new way for its customers to save money, live better –and healthier by upending the way millions of Americans receive medical care. Customers visiting Walmart Health centers, which are attached to their Supercenters, will be able to see doctors for a variety of medical services with or without insurance. Using a transparent price model, patients will know how much they will pay for care or treatment. Currently, only two have opened with more planned shortly.