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MinuteClinic Celebrates National Nurse Practitioner Week and Recognizes Role of Practitioners in Helping To Close Primary Care Gap
Date:11/11/2009

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"Nurse practitioners and physician assistants help Americans live better lives by achieving better health," said Donna Haugland, RN, CNP, chief nursing officer of MinuteClinic. "We are proud to work with these professional organizations and academic institutions throughout the country to develop educational programs, training and research that helps grow the profession so even more Americans can experience the great care and treatment nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide."

MinuteClinic health care centers are staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants who specialize in family health care and are trained to diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections. Minor wounds, abrasions and joint sprains are treated, and common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus, MMR, and Hepatitis A & B are available at all locations. In addition, MinuteClinic administers a series of wellness services designed to help consumers identify lifestyle changes needed to improve their current and future health.

Most MinuteClinic health care centers are open seven days a week and offer extended weekday evening hours. No appointment is necessary.

About MinuteClinic

Minneapolis-based MinuteClinic is a subsidiary of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), the No. 1 provider of prescriptions and related health care services in the nation. MinuteClinic launched the first retail health care centers in the United States in 2000 and is the first provider to establish a national presence with about 500 locations in 25 states. By creating a health care delivery model that responds to consumer demand, MinuteClinic makes access to high-quality medical treatment easier for more American
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