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Capstone Express Takes the Hassle Out of Healthcare at Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall

The telemedicine clinic is the first to offer care in Downtown Anchorage


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Anchorage, AK, Dec. 21 2017 – Getting to the doctor can be extremely difficult when schedules are already jam-packed and clinics have long wait times. A new clinic that opened on Wednesday, Dec. 13 in the Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall plans to take the hassle out of healthcare by giving patrons easy access and less expensive options when it comes to simple treatments and check-ups.
Shoppers and patients can find the Capstone Express Clinic near JCPenney and Claire’s on the 1st Floor of the center.
Capstone Express Clinic is a full service medical clinic mimicking traditional Urgent Care facilities. Until now, Downtown Anchorage has not had any kind of medical clinic, causing patrons to drive long distances for any appointments.  Because Capstone is a telemedicine unit, patients are able to speak with doctors via video chat and skip long lines, higher check-up rates, and precious time all by visiting the Express unit in Downtown Anchorage.
Patients can come to Capstone for a virtual doctor’s appointment with an MD based in a Capstone clinic in Boniface. The doctor will diagnose using digital stethoscopes and otoscopes, while a medical assistant has the ability to do things such as process tests via an on-site lab, or administer antibiotics for common ailments like strep throat. 
Having a telemedicine clinic in the Anchorage 5th Ave Mall could mean significant savings for patients, as well as for the state. Capstone accepts almost all insurance coverage and offers extremely competitive rates for out of pocket transactions. Additionally, the clinic is hoping that having the clinic conveniently located in the mall will drive people to get the check ups they need by removing the inconvenience of high costs or long drives.
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