Take Care Health Systems is planning to introduce such clinics at Walgreens drugstores in Chicago. But Dr. Peter Eupierre, president of the Illinois State Medical Society is not so sure about the value of these clinics, "Good medical care can't be given with a drive-through window approach," he said.
Around 20 clinics are to open and they will examine patients with Bronchitis, colds, coughs, ear infections, flu, laryngitis, sinus infections, sore throat, strep throat, upper respiratory infections as well as minor injuries like minor burns, splinters, sprains and strains, staple and suture removals.
Dr. Frank Madda of the DuPage County Medical Society revealed that such clinics "will certainly drive many family-practice physicians, pediatricians and internists out of business. This will result in a decrease in the availability of physicians for all patients."