AAFP op­poses re­tail clin­ics han­dling dis­ease man­age­ment

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Dis­turbed by in­di­ca­tions that re­tail or “con­ve­nient care” clin­ics will ex­pand their scope of prac­tice to in­clude man­age­ment of di­a­betes and hy­per­ten­sion, the Amer­i­can Academy of Fam­ily Physi­cians an­nounced that it has re­vised its pol­icy on th­ese fa­cil­i­ties to in­clude op­po­si­tion to clinic prac­ti­tion­ers pro­vid­ing di­ag­no­sis, treat­ment and man­age­ment of chronic med­i­cal con­di­tions. “There are some re­tail clin­ics that ap­pear to be chang­ing their busi­ness model, and that’s why we changed our pol­icy,” AAFP Pres­i­dent Lori Heim said. “The ex­pan­sion into dis­ease man­age­ment, we think, is the op­po­site di­rec­tion they should be go­ing.”

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