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Being an on call doctor

If you are an on call doctor, your work is never done. You may sometimes have a slow day or two, but y

ou never know when you might be called upon to help someone. It’s like being Superman, only you don’t have to change into a costume and you do have to deal with traffic.

The things you get called on for are problems that are too severe to ignore but might not be bad enough to justify a trip to the emergency room — unless they are that bad, in which case you’re the one who will have to make that determination. If a father has cut himself in the kitchen while chopping cucumbers for a salad, you’ll have to look at the injury and decide if it needs stitches, or just a little more bandaging and topical antibiotic. If someone has had a major allergy attack while visiting a friend’s house, you’ll be the one to decide how serious the situation is. And your nights and weekends are not really open — a child might pull a muscle at the track on Saturday, or someone might get a severe stomachache after dinner.

And then, of course, there are the regular medical services you provide as a family doctor in your normal 9-to-5 schedule. These include annual physicals, vaccinations and booster shots, diagnostic tests and specialized physicals for students or athletes. They also include the patients with ear infections, influenza and other ailments which can wait for a day or so instead of demanding immediate treatment.

So it can be inconvenient to be an on call doctor. On the other hand, subscribing to the services of one can be very convenient indeed.

Doctor on call in Matthews, NC

An on call doctor should be as close as possible to where you live. Dr. Conner and the Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC, provide the best primary care, with a state-of-the-art medical facility. A subscription membership gets you same-day or next-day appointments, advanced diagnostic testing, preventative care, executive physicals, 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, in case you need their help tomorrow night.

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