Walgreens Prescribes More Doctor Deals For 2020

Walgreens Boots Alliance said Wednesday it is working on more ways to partner with physicians and hinted at some new deals with doctors in the works for 2020. Already, Walgreens has a partnership with Humana and its Partners in Primary Care Centers inside two Walgreens stores in the Kansas City area and a third in Anderson, South Carolina. The drugstore chain also is developing clinics next to its pharmacies with Chicago-based startup VillageMD, which operates primary care clinics that have contracts with physicians. And Walgreens is working with UnitedHealth Group’s Optum unit and MedExpress urgent care business on closer ties with physicians. “We will need multiple partnerships in this area,” Walgreens global chief financial officer James Kehoe said at the JPMorgan Healthcare conference, which was webcast Wednesday afternoon. “The doctor is the key individual.”

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Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2020/01/15/walgreens-look-for-more-doctor-partnerships-in-2020/#1479a4e657d8

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