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What your family practice doctors does all day

Your family practice doctor should offer many services — treatment for cuts, scrapes and other minor injuries, diagnostic and preventative care, pediatric care for any children you may have, regular and travel vaccinations, mental health screenings, gynecological exams, bladder scanning or removing ingrown toenails. Family practice doctors should have time for their patients and the ability to get to know them all. A family practice doctor must look after people at every stage of their lives — infants, toddlers, 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. In order to be able to handle all this, a family practice doctor generally goes through four years of undergraduate work, four years of medical school and three years of residency. Some choose to do a fellowship in pediatrics, geriatrics or some other specialty field.

Some family practice doctors see about 20 patients a day, while others are even busier. Some start their day as early as 7 a.m., while others prefer the usual 9 a.m. Much of their time is spent following up on patients they diagnosed and prescribed treatments for earlier, ordering prescription refills and checking up on their medical progress. With so many patients, a family practice doctor may need to limit the number of patients he or she takes on, so as 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 in order to benefit from this service personally.

A family 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.

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