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Clinics for truckers coming to truck stops in TX, OK
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2009-08-20 05:52:37 UTC
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Roadside clinics in Texas, Oklahoma to serve truckers

10:44 PM CDT on Wednesday, August 19, 2009
By JASON ROBERSON / The Dallas Morning News

Truckers traveling along Interstate 20 through Dallas come February
can receive medical care at a roadside clinic.

The Brough Group International, a Houston-based physician-staffing and
investment company, signed a contract Wednesday worth more than
$165,000, to open 11 clinics at truck stops in Texas and Oklahoma.

The nation's 3.4 million truck drivers – some arriving today for an
annual truck show at the Dallas Convention Center – often forgo
routine doctor visits to pick up and drop off their next load.

As a result, they're at a higher risk for low-back pain, heart
attacks, hypertension, ulcers, and cancers of the bladder, lung and
prostate, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention.

"Professional over-the-road drivers need to be taken care of just like
the rest of society," said Dr. Royce Brough, an emergency room
physician and CEO of the Brough Group.

Long Haul Clinics LLC, the Fort Meyers, Fla.-based operator of
Roadside Medical Clinics, licensed out the clinic sites to the Brough
Group. The Dallas location, opening in February, will be at 8787 S.
Lancaster Road.

Long Haul has an exclusive contract for trucker-friendly clinics with
Pilot Travel Centers, the nation's largest truck stop chain, with 300
locations in 41 states. Long Haul plans 80 truck stop clinics.

Long Haul took two years and spent $3.5 million in research and
development to create the Roadside business model for physician
investors like Brough. The first location opened in the first quarter
of 2008 in Cartersville, Ga.

The Roadside clinics are equipped to offer general medical care and
special services such as minor trauma care, sleep disorder screening
and sexually transmitted disease treatment.

No appointments are necessary. The clinics have onsite labs that can
return most test results in one or two days.
US 71
2009-08-20 07:03:01 UTC
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http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/082009dnmettruckerhealth.3cabc3c.html

Roadside clinics in Texas, Oklahoma to serve truckers

10:44 PM CDT on Wednesday, August 19, 2009
By JASON ROBERSON / The Dallas Morning News

Truckers traveling along Interstate 20 through Dallas come February
can receive medical care at a roadside clinic.

The Brough Group International, a Houston-based physician-staffing and
investment company, signed a contract Wednesday worth more than
$165,000, to open 11 clinics at truck stops in Texas and Oklahoma.


Interesting to see if it works. Wal-Mart has tried "Doc in the Box", but it
wasn't very successful.
Larry Sheldon
2009-08-20 16:03:22 UTC
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Interesting to see if it works. Wal-Mart has tried "Doc in the Box", but it
wasn't very successful.
I didn't know that. Walmarts here don't have them (they have eye
clinics which must be doing OK since they are still there.)

HyVee has walk-in clinics, but I don't know how they are doing either.

Another example of why we need the goobermint to force people to get
care at gun-point. Unless they were taking care of them selfves.
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mickey
2009-08-20 21:32:26 UTC
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Another example of why we need the goobermint to force people to get
care at gun-point.  Unless they were taking care of them selfves.
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righto you fucking idiot

better those idiot truckers have a coronary while driving 80,000 lbs
at 80 mph

you are a fucking idiot
Roughrider50
2009-08-21 20:08:51 UTC
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On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 14:32:26 -0700 (PDT), mickey
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Another example of why we need the goobermint to force people to get
care at gun-point.  Unless they were taking care of them selfves.
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righto you fucking idiot
better those idiot truckers have a coronary while driving 80,000 lbs
at 80 mph
you are a fucking idiot
whoops......someone's off their meds




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Odo Ital
2009-08-24 13:20:36 UTC
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On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 14:32:26 -0700 (PDT), mickey
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Another example of why we need the goobermint to force people to get
care at gun-point.  Unless they were taking care of them selfves.
--
righto you fucking idiot
better those idiot truckers have a coronary while driving 80,000 lbs
at 80 mph
you are a fucking idiot
whoops......someone's off their meds
.
The problem with socialism is that eventually
you run out of other people's money."
-Margaret Thatcher
Get him to the local walk-in clinic for some more :)
smilingsista!
2009-08-25 20:07:13 UTC
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You can try a Take Care Clinic - to see if there is one in your
location check out there website: http://www.takecarehealth.com/clinic-locations.aspx
larrysheldonisalyingfuckinghypocrite
2009-08-25 23:46:45 UTC
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On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 14:32:26 -0700 (PDT), mickey
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Post by Larry Sheldon
Another example of why we need the goobermint to force people to get
care at gun-point.  Unless they were taking care of them selfves.
--
righto you fucking idiot
better those idiot truckers have a coronary while driving 80,000 lbs
at 80 mph
you are a fucking idiot
whoops......someone's off their meds
.
and you are nothing but a fucking lying idiot conservative

hopefully you will not have a coronary while you are driving

now go take your meds you lying sack of shit
t***@gmail.com
2016-01-26 03:35:16 UTC
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You must be the person that slams on his brakes after cutting off a trucker and ur the idiot u can not speak without using foul language
t***@hotmail.com
2009-08-21 01:29:19 UTC
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Interesting to see if it works. Wal-Mart has tried "Doc in the Box", but it
wasn't very successful.
I've seen a couple of CVS stores with Minute Clinic locations in the
Dallas area; Minute Clinic was an indie that tried putting clinics
inside CVS stores, and apparently CVS liked the concept so much they
bought it out.

I know Walgreens has a similar clinic arrangement (Take Care?) but I
don't know if any of their locations in DFW have the clinics in them.
Rich Piehl
2009-08-21 02:30:35 UTC
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Post by US 71
Interesting to see if it works. Wal-Mart has tried "Doc in the Box", but it
wasn't very successful.
I've seen a couple of CVS stores with Minute Clinic locations in the
Dallas area; Minute Clinic was an indie that tried putting clinics
inside CVS stores, and apparently CVS liked the concept so much they
bought it out.
I know Walgreens has a similar clinic arrangement (Take Care?) but I
don't know if any of their locations in DFW have the clinics in them.
My wife went to a Walgreens clinic during the holidays when her doctors
office was closed.

It's staffed by a medical professional (I'm guessing RN) and they ask
questions and do an exam and input the data into a computer. It's
kinda' like going through the online steps in troubleshooting Windows.

What problem are you experiencing? cough
Does patient have a temperature? yes/no
Does patient have sore throat? yes/no
Is the cough productive? yes/no

etc...

Based on the exam and the flowcharting through the questions it arrives
at a diagnosis. In my wife's case she got 2 prescriptions. And
apparently it was a correct diagnosis, to because after having the cough
for weeks within 48 hours it was all but gone.

I would hope there are things that it would kick the person out of the
system and require the person to go to a real live MD.
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US 71
2009-08-21 03:09:48 UTC
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I would hope there are things that it would kick the person out of the
system and require the person to go to a real live MD.
We have a number of walk-in clinics here, mostly run by the major doctor
clinics. They are staffed by doctors, but not always GOOD doctors. They are
good for minor "emergencies" & flu shots, but anything major, I'd rather go to
a full sevice clinic. I had to argue with the local DitB to get a referral to
the sleep clinic. After I got my test results, he refused to return my calls.

Kind of an arrogant jerk. He'd ask a question and before I could answer, he'd
say "speak to me".
Larry Sheldon
2009-08-21 03:15:12 UTC
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Post by Rich Piehl
I would hope there are things that it would kick the person out of the
system and require the person to go to a real live MD.
We have a number of walk-in clinics here, mostly run by the major doctor
clinics. They are staffed by doctors, but not always GOOD doctors. They are
good for minor "emergencies" & flu shots, but anything major, I'd rather go to
a full service clinic. I had to argue with the local DitB to get a referral to
the sleep clinic. After I got my test results, he refused to return my calls.
Kind of an arrogant jerk. He'd ask a question and before I could answer, he'd
say "speak to me".
Oh, we have those too--some call them selfs "Emergency clinics", some
"Urgent Care", and some just doctor's offices.

And like every thing, some are good, some are bad.

If I need to see somebody at the clinic where my doctor is and nobody
can see me and I don't want to wit--they send me t0o one of those.
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Frito Pendejo
2009-08-21 03:30:10 UTC
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Post by Rich Piehl
I would hope there are things that it would kick the person out of
the system and require the person to go to a real live MD.
We have a number of walk-in clinics here, mostly run by the major
doctor clinics. They are staffed by doctors, but not always GOOD
doctors. They are good for minor "emergencies" & flu shots, but
anything major, I'd rather go to a full sevice clinic. I had to argue
with the local DitB to get a referral to the sleep clinic. After I
got my test results, he refused to return my calls.
Kind of an arrogant jerk. He'd ask a question and before I could
answer, he'd say "speak to me".
The Gridlock Guru moonlights as a nurse practitioner?
Frito Pendejo
2009-08-21 03:27:42 UTC
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Post by US 71
Interesting to see if it works. Wal-Mart has tried "Doc in the
Box", but it wasn't very successful.
I've seen a couple of CVS stores with Minute Clinic locations in the
Dallas area; Minute Clinic was an indie that tried putting clinics
inside CVS stores, and apparently CVS liked the concept so much they
bought it out.
I know Walgreens has a similar clinic arrangement (Take Care?) but I
don't know if any of their locations in DFW have the clinics in them.
My wife went to a Walgreens clinic during the holidays when her
doctors office was closed.
It's staffed by a medical professional (I'm guessing RN) and they ask
questions and do an exam and input the data into a computer. It's
kinda' like going through the online steps in troubleshooting Windows.
What problem are you experiencing? cough
Does patient have a temperature? yes/no
Does patient have sore throat? yes/no
Is the cough productive? yes/no
Seriously? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. That reminds me of a scene in "Idiocracy."
BTW, that movie is where my current nym comes from if anyone is wondering.
Jas Scotty
2009-08-21 18:41:02 UTC
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I know Walgreens has a similar clinic arrangement (Take Care?) but I
don't know if any of their locations in DFW have the clinics in them.
My wife went to a Walgreens clinic during the holidays when her doctors
office was closed.
It's staffed by a medical professional (I'm guessing RN) and they ask
questions and do an exam and input the data into a computer.  It's
kinda' like going through the online steps in troubleshooting Windows.
The Nurse Practitioners in those clinics are actually board certified
family nurse practitioners, so they do have pretty extensive training.

For the Take Care Clinics, it looks like there aren't any in DFW area
yet--but this part of their site would be good to keep handy, esp.
when you're on the road:
http://takecarehealth.com/clinic-locations.aspx
The Chief Instigator
2009-08-22 01:21:52 UTC
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I know Walgreens has a similar clinic arrangement (Take Care?) but I
don't know if any of their locations in DFW have the clinics in them.
My wife went to a Walgreens clinic during the holidays when her doctors
office was closed.
It's staffed by a medical professional (I'm guessing RN) and they ask
questions and do an exam and input the data into a computer.  It's
kinda' like going through the online steps in troubleshooting Windows.
The Nurse Practitioners in those clinics are actually board certified
family nurse practitioners, so they do have pretty extensive training.
For the Take Care Clinics, it looks like there aren't any in DFW area
yet--but this part of their site would be good to keep handy, esp.
http://takecarehealth.com/clinic-locations.aspx
As it turns out, there's one on Texas 6 a few miles west of where we live,
though the 5700 Westheimer location is closer (but Westheimer has been a
traffic magnet since I first saw it 44 years ago). Texas 6 is an easier
approach using the Westpark Tollway and hanging a U at 6, in the event I need
one.
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The Chief Instigator
2009-08-21 06:46:25 UTC
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Interesting to see if it works. Wal-Mart has tried "Doc in the Box", but it
wasn't very successful.
I've seen a couple of CVS stores with Minute Clinic locations in the
Dallas area; Minute Clinic was an indie that tried putting clinics
inside CVS stores, and apparently CVS liked the concept so much they
bought it out.
I know Walgreens has a similar clinic arrangement (Take Care?) but I
don't know if any of their locations in DFW have the clinics in them.
Strange...CVS for a while in Houston was trying to claim any adjacent corner
at any intersection that had a Walgreens, but I can't remember seeing any
signs indicating a Minute Clinic.
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www.io.com/~patrick/aeros.php (TCI's 2008-09 Houston Aeros) AA#2273
LAST GAME: Manitoba 3, Houston 1 (May 25: Moose advance, 4-2)
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