|7:50:00 a.m.||Arrive at Minute Clinic|
|8:00:00 a.m.||Minute Clinic opens|
|8:00:20||forms filled out|
|8:01:00 a.m.||the Physician's assistant sees me|
|8:03:00 a.m.||completed temperature, blood pressure (127/78, thank you), ears and throat examination|
|8:03:30 a.m.||exchange upcoming Christmas stories|
|8:04:00 a.m.||prescription printed, BCBST billed|
Minute Clinic really does live up to its name, and it fills a great gap between a primary care physician and an emergency room - when you need care quick, but not emergently. The PA was efficient and professional, and didn't challenge any of my self-diagnosis. When I get a sinus infection, I know what I have, and I know what I need. When she handed my prescription to me, she said "you can have this filled at any pharmacy that you like." Of course, there's one 10 feet away.
I highly recommend the Minute Clinic concept... and I hope some other folks get on the bandwagon soon to up the competition and drive down prices!