Medical clinic inside Walmart closing

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington Health and NextDoor Health announced plans to close the medical clinic inside the Walmart on Sigmon Road Wednesday.

"We made every effort to keep this location functioning as a part of the Wilmington Health family," said Jeff James, Wilmington Health Chief Executive Officer in a news release. "Unfortunately, due to issues outside of our control, we felt it was in the best interest of both partners to close The Clinic at Walmart."

A spokesperson clarified that NextDoor Health has decided to close some of its clinics in Walmarts across the country and this is one of them.  That company is not affiliated with Walmart.

Dr. Randy Sloan will move his practice from the Walmart to Wilmington Health Internal Medicine in Jacksonville.  Dr. Sloan will start seeing patients on March 12th.

The clinic opened inside the Walmart last July with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo.

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