The next time you suffer from a pulmonary issue, Kinney Drugs on LaFayette Road has a new way to help you treat it. Our Brad Vivacqua has more about the Healthy You Wellness Center.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Officials say the Healthy You Wellness Center is the first of its kind in the region.
Patients with a sudden onset of a pulmonary issue such as asthma or bronchitis are able to see a doctor at night without an appointment. It's part of partnership between Kinney Drugs, St. Joseph's Franciscan Companies, and Pulmonary Health Physicians.
It's located next to the pharmacy desk, and will have physicians available three nights per week from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. It provides another option to avoid the emergency room, while still being able to see a doctor quickly.
The center will also have respiratory products available for purchase.
"Syracuse really needed something as unique as this, to help bridge those gaps between care coordination among health care providers, and most importantly, improved patient health outcomes," said Mike Deteau, the vice president for business development at Kinney Drugs.
Frank Smith, Jr., the president of Franciscan Companies, added, "Anytime you can provide a new service that will provide a collaboration with pharmacists, nurses, mid-levels, and doctors, just makes a lot of sense."
Officials hope to have more Healthy You Wellness Centers open at more Kinney stores in the near future.
The center will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. Towever, that may eventually be expanded.
For more information about the center, call (315)492-0248.