Retail Clinics

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Let’s say you wake up with a sore throat, a fever or an earache. Instead of urgent care, now you can go to Target. The retailer opened four in-store clinics in Southern California this week, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente. These kinds of mini-medical offices are a booming business right now. They reflect a shortage of primary care doctors and a changing insurance system. But some people say we should proceed with caution. We hear from one.

Credits

Guest:
Richard Gunderman - Doctor and vice-chair of the Radiology Department at Indiana University and a contributing writer for The Atlantic.

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott