Retailers, consumers and prices
New doc checks into MinuteClinic
Dr. Andrew Sussman was named president and chief operating officer of CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic unit on Tuesday.
Sussman, who was most recently COO at UMass Memorial Medical Center and an associate professor at UMass’s medical school, also became CVS Caremark‘s associate chief medical officer.
The company named Troyen Brennnan, Aetna’s former top doc, to the new role of chief medical officer back in November.
The latest appointment comes as CVS tries to expand the reach of MinuteClinic in-store clinics, which can already be found in about 500 locations across 25 U.S. states. Rival Walgreen has about 345 Take Care clinics in 19 states.
Chip Phillips, who had been MinuteClinic president for just over a year, became president of TheraCom. That CVS business helps biotech and pharmaceutical manufacturers find commercial success for their specialty products.
Clinics, which have popped up in some Walmart stores and other retail outlets, have gained some popularity as consumers look for quick, inexpensive advice rather than waiting in emergency rooms or doctor’s offices.