A checkup, then checkout
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A checkup, then checkout

Janet Schmitt is a nurse practitioner at a walk-in clinic at a Costa Mesa Rite Aid store. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Bill Curtis, a weight-loss patient, comes to the Lindora clinic in a Rite Aid to have his progress monitored. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Lindora Inc. has expanded from weight-loss programs to convenient-care clinics. Primary-care providers aren’t well equipped to quickly or conveniently handle minor illness and lifestyle problems such as obesity, the company’s chief executive says. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Bill Curtis gets his blood pressure checked. Lindora refers people in need of specialized treatment to a hospital. (Mark Boster / LAT)