Today Show: Walk-In Clinics
The Today Show talked about the growing trend of the walk-in clinic. Their correspondent Peter Alexander had the story. Walk-in clinics are on the rise because of their short wait time and lower cost. CVS has over 800 Minute Clinics throughout the U.S. and Walgreens expanded its health care clinics to add shots, physicals, and other preventative care. Consumers are looking for easier access to high-quality affordable health care and hoping for convenient and quick trips.
73 percent of Americans can’t easily access medical care on a night, weekend, or holiday without going to the ER. Walk-in clinics help fill that void.
Today Show: What You Should Know Before Visiting A Walk-In Clinic
There’s several things you should consider before going to a walk-in clinic:
- Know your medications and allergies.
- Make sure you don’t need a specialist and that what you’re looking for is routine care.
- Keep records for your primary care physician.
- Don’t feel pressured to use the on-site pharmacy.
- Don’t be afraid to walk out if it doesn’t feel right.
Going to a walk-in clinic on a regular basis might cause you to miss out on the relationship with a regular physician, which could help you get complex issues addressed and better preventative care.
Today Show: Jenna Wolfe Visits Royal Pains Set
The hit USA series Royal Pains is about to wrap its sixth season. Today Show sent their correspondent Jenna Wolfe to visit the set and talk to the stars. She was the perfect person to send because she’s a huge fan of the show. She toured the set with Mark Feuerstein, who plays a concierge doctor in the picturesque Hamptons on the show.
Jenna Wolfe even got to say action on set. Mark Feuerstein told Jenna Wolfe that he thought the show was so popular because people use it as an escape. He said in Italy a woman came up to him and told him the show was her therapy.
Today Show: Jenna Wolfe Royal Pains Set Visit
Jenna Wolfe begged the producers for a cameo and she was granted her wish. She played the publicist for legendary actor Henry Winkler’s character. Jenna Wolfe said she couldn’t even handle the experience of meeting him. She studied her one line “a couple hundred times.” They did take after take. Jenna Wolfe said she had an absolute blast on the set.