A little bit of everything
A pediatrician has to know what injuries and illnesses growing children are vulnerable to. He or she also has to be able to talk to children of any age and get them to cooperate with an examination. An obstetrician has to know all about pregnancy and how to keep pregnant women healthy and ensure a smooth delivery and a healthy baby. A geriatrician has to understand the aging process, recognize the symptoms of Alzheimers or Parkinson’s disease and be able to deal respectfully with the aging and infirm.
A family doctor has to do all of this and more. He or she must care for people in every stage of life —small children, older children going through puberty, pregnant women, middle-aged men and women trying to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease or diabetes, or the elderly. More than that, he or she follows the health of patients as they move from one stage to another, and becomes intimately familiar with their medical concerns.
Your family doctors should offer many services — treatment for cuts, scrapes and other minor injuries, diagnostic and preventative care, pediatric care for any children you may have, all sorts of vaccinations, mental health screenings, gynecological exams, bladder scanning or removing ingrown toenails. Family doctors should have time for their patients and the ability to get to know them all. 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 each of them the attention they need and deserve. You may want to take advantage of a subscription medical practice so that you can benefit from this service.
A family doctors medical practice in Matthews, NC
The Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC, offers complete family health care. 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.
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 they will accept your insurance. Check the website — you never know when there might be a special offer. Make an appointment today.