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For simple care, retail clinics are a popular choice

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There are now about 1,400 retail medical clinics inside grocery stores and discount stores, and sponsors of a new poll have found that the consumers who have used the clinics like them a lot. Some groups that represent primary care providers and patients have worried that the clinics might interfere with physician-patient relationships, but consumers say they like being able to get care when they want it at a reasonable price.