AMA Opposes Minit Clinics run by NPs

Not surprisingly the American Medical Association is speaking out against the so-called Minit Clinics – retail based clinics such as those run by Wal-Mart, CVS, and Walgreen and staffed primarily by advanced practice nurses (APNs) – claiming that they “disrupt the standard physician-patient relationship and might result in missed diagnosis.” Read more.

The role of the APN is ever expanding in response to the need for accessible, affordable, and high quality health care – not to mention a shortage of primary care physicians. In spite of opposition from the AMA, these clinics are anticipated to grow exponentially over the next year.