Target Clinic Travels

I hope this blog entry finds everyone enjoying a happy and healthy summer season.  I can’t believe its already July.  Summers are always busy but this one has been especially so for me. I have taken my passion for retail health on the road attending 3 major conferences for healthcare professionals. It started in early May with attendance at the Retail Clinician Education Congress – a CME program presented by the Convenient Care Association.  The CCA is a national trade association of companies and healthcare systems that provide consumers with accessible, affordable, quality healthcare in retail based locations. In addition to attending this great educational program, I was also able to present 2 Target Clinic practitioners with an Unsung Hero award which recognizes those that go above and beyond the call of duty in the retail clinic setting.  It was wonderful to be able to honor some of the great […]

target healthcare, now at a holiday near you

This is my favorite time of year. All of my free time is filled with family, friends, and traditions. I’m sure you all have some favorite holiday activities and traditions. Recently my friends and I got together to take part in one of my favorites – our annual cookie bake.  We have just the right number of people which means just the right number of cookies and the perfect cookie platters. Thinking about it further, I couldn’t help but think about how grateful I was that we were all healthy and able to participate in this cherished event. This got me thinking about the important role the Target Healthcare team plays in traditions. I would bet they don’t think about it often, but our clinicians will be a part of so many family traditions this year.  They will help treat our out of town guests who are visiting their relatives […]

Amazing Nurse Practitioners at Target Clinic

Last month I shared how much I love my profession and recognition. Well, I would be completely remiss if I did not share my love and recognition for another medical profession that staffs Target Clinic in Minnesota– Nurse Practitioners (NP). And since National Nurse Practitioner Week is celebrated this month I thought this would be perfect timing.  I asked one of our fabulous NPs, Kristen, to share more about the profession and what she enjoys about working at Target Clinic. Lexie: What is a Nurse Practitioner? Kristen: A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has expanded his or her education and passed a national certification exam. Some nurse practitioners are known as “Advanced Practice Registered Nurses”. As an NP, I am trained to diagnose and treat most medical conditions. I can also write prescriptions for medications and order lab tests and x-rays. I have also been trained to preform […]

PA’s at Target…..What’s a PA?

One thing I love about working at Target is the culture of recognition. It feels wonderful to be recognized for the great things you do for our guests, team, and business. This month that recognition is especially exciting for me as it celebrates my profession, physician assistant. To help spread the word about the profession I asked one of my team members, Jill, to share some additional information on both. Lexie:  What is a physician assistant?  Jill: A Physician Assistant (PA) is a medical professional who works as part of a team with a doctor. A PA is a graduate of an accredited PA educational program who is nationally certified and state-licensed to practice medicine with the supervision of a physician. At Target, PAs work in our retail medical clinics located in select Target stores providing healthcare to our guests for everything from minor illnesses and vaccines to biometric screenings […]