Cardio Diagnostics announced the availability of their clinical blood tests, Epi+Gen CHD and PrecisionCHD, at Family Medicine Specialists’ (FMS) newest location within the Walmart Supercenter in Round Lake Beach, Illinois.

This collaboration expands access to Cardio Diagnostics’ innovative epigenetic-genetic testing for heart disease risk assessment to a wider patient population in the area. The tests can be administered during regular FMS operating hours, seven days a week, following a provider’s evaluation and determination of medical necessity.

A New Era of Cardiovascular Care Delivery
This launch signifies a significant shift in cardiovascular health management. “Our partnership with FMS brings our tests directly to patients in their communities,” said Meesha Dogan, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder of Cardio Diagnostics. “This move away from traditional specialty care settings makes advanced cardiac diagnostics more accessible and convenient.”

The Rise of Retail Clinics
The healthcare landscape is evolving, with retail clinics playing an increasingly prominent role. These clinics are expanding their services beyond basic care to encompass comprehensive primary care, chronic disease management, and behavioral health services. A recent Bain & Company report projects that retail clinics could capture up to a third of the primary care market by 2030. This growth is attributed to rising healthcare costs and consumer demand for convenient and accessible care options.

Family Medicine Specialists at the Forefront of Innovation
“We are enthusiastic about this collaboration with Cardio Diagnostics,” said Jason Bellucci, MBA, President of Family Medicine Specialists. “This unique initiative allows us to integrate advanced cardiac diagnostic tools directly into our retail setting, enhancing patient care without the need for additional infrastructure.”

Retail Clinics: A Strategic Move for Healthcare Providers and Retailers
By integrating healthcare services, retailers can diversify their business models and reduce reliance on traditional sales. Early detection of cardiovascular disease risk aligns with the growing focus on preventive care and chronic disease management. This strategic move positions retailers as key players in a healthcare landscape that prioritizes convenient and accessible care.

About Cardio Diagnostics
Cardio Diagnostics is a leading AI-powered precision cardiovascular medicine company. Their mission is to transform cardiovascular disease management from reactive to preventive through the development and commercialization of epigenetic-genetic tests. For more information, visit

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