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Pharmacists are taking on a bigger role in primary care




Pharmacist and owner of the  El Monte Pharmacy, Ken Thai, helps a customer.
Pharmacist and owner of the El Monte Pharmacy, Ken Thai, helps a customer.
Stephanie O'Neill

It used to be you, if you were sick, you'd call your doctor and go in for a checkup. But as patient loads increase, medical doctors don't always have time to see or consult you for every ailment.

Now, pharmacists are picking up some of that slack and starting to play a bigger role in primary care. For more on this growing trend, we turn to Anna Gorman of Kaiser Health News.