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A day or so in the work of a family doctors

Few medical personnel see a greater variety of patients and problems than a family doctor. The family doctor sees an aging man, listens to his descriptions of his occasional memory lapses and tries to decide whether they are normal or a sign of Alzheimers or some other condition.

The family doctor sees a woman in the second trimester of pregnancy, and checks everything to make sure everything is going well. He is not an obstetrician or gynecologist, but he must decide at every appointment whether the patient needs to be referred to one.

The family doctor gives a middle-aged woman a mammogram. As he does so, he listens to her talk about her symptoms. She is showing some of the early signs of type 2 diabetes. He schedules a test for her.

The family doctor sees a teenage track star who pulled a muscle yesterday during practice. He sees a young man with an ingrown toenail that needs trimming. Finally, he sees a family — two parents with three children ranging from two to seven… all with the flu.

Your family doctor should offer a broad range of services. Diagnostic and preventative care are obviously important. Pediatric care and the ability to treat minor cuts and scrapes are essential for any family with children. Mental health screenings, gynecological exams, bladder scanning — any one of these things might become something you need.

Family doctors should have time for their patients. A family doctor may need to limit the number of patients he or she takes on in order to make sure he or she can give enough time and attention to each of them. If you would like to benefit from this level of service, you may want to take advantage of a subscription medical practice.

A family doctor in Matthews, NC

The Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC, offers complete family health care. 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 subscription medical practice, integrated with the Hallmark Physician Group. This allows Dr. Conner and the rest of the staff to spend more time on each patient with concierge style personalized medical practice, including annual physicals and customized medical reports. The clinic also offers an in-house pharmacy 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 from the in-house lab services. Check the website for special offers. Make an appointment today.

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