SERIES: Urgent Care Offers Lower Costs and Wait Times, Julia Rose Herman, Norwood News

By Julia Rose Herman of WFUV, March 31, 2019

Urgent Care Offers Lower Costs and Wait Times, But at a Price

As urgent care centers pop up across the Bronx, Dr. Barry Baker, a private practitioner, prefers the traditional physician-patient model. But it doesn’t mean he doesn’t keep one foot in the urgent care trend.

Dr. Baker, who has an office in Throggs Neck, always knew he wanted to go into private practice. “I saw an ad in The New York Times ‘Practice for Sale’–I contacted the husband and wife who owned the practice and they were on Castle Hill Avenue. They were practicing for 49 years and we got to have a nice relationship, and that’s how I ended up in the Bronx,” said Dr. Baker….

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