Medicine: Medicine to Go

Clinics for impatient patients

When a flying metal shard gashed his left wrist, Nick Diaz, 33, an inspector at a Houston toolmaking firm, wondered where to go for help. His plant was too small to have a medical department, his own doctor was way across town and he did not want the hassle of checking in at a hospital. So he went to a neat, one-story building with a 40-ft.-high sign bearing a distinctive logo: an upraised hand with a bandage wrapped around its fingers and a first-aid cross on its palm. Once inside...

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