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Medical clinics in retail settings are booming
USA Today

One morning last month, when 12-year-old Ashley Sayadian woke with a nasty earache, her mom decided against waiting for an appointment and driving 7 miles to their busy pediatrician’s office. Instead, they visited their local drug store’s medical clinic. “I called a nurse friend first, and she said it sounded very classic swimmer’s ear. We were outside the walk-in hours at the pediatrician, so we came here,” says Shirl Sayadian, 43, of Oakton, Va. Sayadian smiles and gestures toward a door through which Anne Pohnert, a family nurse practitioner, is disappearing to see another patient.