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New doc checks into MinuteClinic


minuteclinic_0031The doctor is in.

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.