Take Care treats 500,000th patient


CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has treated its 500,000th patient since opening in November 2005.

“The fact that Take Care Health providers have treated this many patients since the first clinic opened only two and a half years ago shows that we are quickly emerging as an important part of the solution to the current health care crisis,” stated Peter Miller, Take Care Health Systems’ president and chief executive officer.

The 500,000th patient is Anita Davis, a Chicago-area resident with four children, who has used the clinic near her home multiple times for her family.

“My husband and I have visited the clinic because it is so convenient and we don’t need an appointment,” stated Davis, who visited the clinic in Mt. Prospect, Ill. “You can tell that the Take Care nurse practitioners we’ve seen truly care about the well-being of my family. They even make a follow-up call to see how we are doing. We’ve been very happy with the care and definitely see these clinics as filling a need in the community.”

The company currently manages 172 clinics in 18 markets throughout 14 states and plans to have more than 400 clinics open by the end of 2008.

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