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The rise of Fast Medicine: Urgent care clinics offer benefits for patients and physicians, and some drawbacks.

Health care consumers are turning more and more to urgent care centers rather than traditional primary care offices. Patients are rushing to these walk-in centers, which offer medical care for minor emergencies and illnesses at a fraction of the cost of the traditional emergency room. LVB explores why.

Dawn Ouellette Nixon
Dawn Ouellette Nixon is a career journalist who believes that good journalism can change the world. As the health care reporter, she covers everything from small town medicine to big pharma. You can also find her chasing a good business story in Berks County. She can be reached at dnixon@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, extension 4118.

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