AAP Discounts There are more than 6,000 medical clinics at pharmacies and other retail outlets in the United States. This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said these retail medical clinics are detrimental to the partnership approach with families to provide primary health care that is accessible, family-centered, coordinated, comprehensive, continuous, compassionate, and culturally effective (also known as the "medical home"). They said these clinics, while growing in popularity, should not necessarily be where parents go to seek medical care for their children.
But that's a pretty bold generalization. And really, are these doctors' fears actually a good enough reason not to go to these clinics?
Don't get me wrong: we loved our first pediatrician. He knew us well and never seemed to forget a face. When we moved to our new home, I sought out a new pediatrician. I couldn't find an especially popular one in our new hometown, which in and of itself was telling.
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