By Carol Davis
The following is an excerpt that appeared in HealthLeaders magazine in August 2022. Read the full article here.
The start-up healthcare chain is designed to emphasize wellness and continuity of care through a unique NP-driven model.
The Good Clinic’s NP model evolved from the shrinking volume of primary care practices in the United States.
Patients need more than urgent care clinics; rising chronic diseases require that healthcare do more continuity of care.
Within three years, 50 The Good Clinics are expected to be in operation.
A primary care clinic start-up is differentiating itself by staffing its facilities only with nurse practitioners (NPs).
Minneapolis-based The Good Clinic chain is designed to emphasize patient engagement, continuity of care, and an emphasis on wellness and convenience through a unique nurse practitioner-driven model, says Larry Diamond, CEO of Mitesco Inc., which operates The Good Clinic brand.
More than half of U.S. states—26 states, Washington, D.C., and two U.S. territories—have granted patients full and direct access to care by NPs in adopting Full Practice Authority (FPA), according to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).