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One of those times when you need an on call doctor

(Note: The following is a dramatization.)

It was a Saturday afternoon. He was helping his best friend move into a new apartment. After moving several lightweight boxes out of the truck and up the stairs, he had forgotten the cardinal rule of lifting heavy objects — lift with your legs, not your back.

Then he tried lifting the box that turned out to contain a computer and a dozen books.

He very quickly realized that this was a mistake. He set the box down, staggered over to the porch and collapsed into a chair. There he waited for the sudden agony in the small of his back to subside. He hoped it would happen in time for him to get a little more work done today.

But the pain did not go away. Not when the moving job was done. Not when he went home. Not when he had dinner. It was not bad enough to justify a trip to the emergency room, but it was bad enough that he worried that something might really be wrong. At the very least, he did not want to wait until Monday, much less make an appointment for later in the week. Or possibly next week.

Fortunately, he subscribed to a medical service that had an on call doctor available for just such emergencies. The same person who had been keeping track of his health, and the health of his family, for the past few years would be there for him today or tomorrow. This was a doctor he was already familiar and comfortable with, one he knew he could trust.

On call doctor in Matthews, NC

You might need an on call doctor only once or twice in your life, but when you need one, you really need one. The on call doctor you turn to for help should be not too far from your home. Dr. Conner and the Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC, have a state-of-the-art medical facility and offer first-class primary care. Subscription members gain same-day or next-day appointments, advanced diagnostic testing, executive physicals, preventative care, advanced personalized care and personalized medical reports. The clinic accepts Aetna including the Medicare Advantage HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Beech Street, Cigna, Coventry, Healthgram, Human Choicecare, Medcost, Medicare and Railroad Medicare and United Healthcare. If you do not have any of these, contact them to find out if your insurance is accepted.

The Conner Clinic is a part of the Hallmark MD Private Care Group, a membership medical practice. The clinic also offers virtual concierge, an online interface which allows members to schedule appointments, monitor their health history, email their physician, request prescription refills, and view lab results. Subscribe today.

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