This is the first comprehensive guide to setting up, operating, and practicing in a convenient care clinic. The book addresses all key medical and operational considerations pertaining to running these local retail health clinics that are rapidly proliferating in pharmacies, supermarkets, airports, and other locations throughout the U.S. The text describes the philosophy underlying retail care, its history and growth, and the parameters of its services. Pros and cons of different operational models are discussed. The book addresses the top 20 medical conditions likely to be seen in a retail clinic along with signs and symptoms, Written to educate healthcare providers and professionals entering the retail clinic market, it also serves as a text for nursing schools and programs for physicianís assistants that wish to add preparation for retail clinics and urgent care facilities to their curriculum.Key Features:Provides the essential information needed to establish, operate, and practice in a convenient care clinic or urgent care clinicDesigned for courses at the NP-DNP level, PAs, clinic managers, CNOs, graduate nurse/PA educators and studentsIdentifies 20 top conditions seen in retail health clinics and provides workup and treatment regimensIncludes metrics associated with retail medicineDiscusses philosophy of retail care and parameters of primary services.