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Kerr Drug  revamps community health center concept

Article-Kerr Drug  revamps community health center concept

Kerr Drug is taking the vision of community pharmacy farther than any other drug chain with the opening of a 13,500-sq.-ft healthcare center store. The facility, which teams pharmacy-based clinical-care concepts with a full-scale drug store, gives medical community and health plan sponsors, access to a convenient health and wellness center that it says exceeds the traditional drug store mix. Kerr' says its vision of retail community pharmacy is on the cutting edge of everything innovative about diagnostic, disease state, and drug therapy management.

Kerr advanced the concept of community pharmacy care in 1998 when it launched the Enhanced Pharmaceutical Care Center model--resource centers within several of its pharmacies where patients could access clinical services in the convenience of their local drug store. Staffed by a Doctor of Pharmacy and pharmacy residents from partnering universities, patients could access screenings for diabetes, cholesterol, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, PSA, peripheral artery disease, skin damage and more. 

That project resulted in the development of a thriving diabetes patient care service in community pharmacies.

Complementing the traditional dispensing pharmacy in the  new facility is a large, adjacent center with all of the affordable and easily accessed health screenings. Offering more than just diagnostic tests, however, the Kerr Health Care Centers have on staff a dedicated health care specialist to assist with a full Durable Medical Equipment selection of walkers, canes, motorized lift chairs, bath-safety-mobility products and home health.  

Source: Kerr Drug,

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