How subscription medicine works
The subscription membership practice, also called concierge medicine, has grown 36 percent in the United States in the last three years. In it, patients are given first-class care in exchange for a regular membership fee. This has many advantages for patients. It eliminates the long stays in waiting rooms that can result in half a day or a full day of absence from work just to get a ten-minute visit with the actual doctor. The inconvenience of such long visits is one thing that drives many people to put off regular check-ups and other forms of preventative care, which can cause greater health risks. Another thing that causes greater health risks, of course, is illnesses contracted in the waiting room itself.
By contrast, in a subscription membership practice patients quickly see their doctor and can spend more time with the actual visit while spending less time in the hospital as a whole. This makes preventative care easier to practice. It also means the doctor has fewer patients to keep track of, and is able to give each of them the attention they deserve. No longer just for the very rich, subscription medicine is bringing quality primary care within reach of ordinary families.
Subscription medicine in Matthews, NC
Dr. Conner and the Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC, offer a subscription membership practice as part of the Hallmark MD Private Care Group. A former Peace Corps volunteer, Dr. Conner has assembled a medical staff from all parts of the world. Subscription members gain same-day or next-day appointments, advanced diagnostic testing, preventative care, executive physicals, advanced personalized care and personalized medical reports. The clinic also offers virtual concierge, an online interface which lets members schedule appointments, monitor their health history, email their physician, request prescription refills, view lab results and even make virtual appointments if necessary — all from their own homes. Medical services the Conner Clinic offers include:
- An in-house pharmacy which provides quick and convenient medication refills.
- BOTOX treatments for wrinkles, migraines and excess sweating.
- Mental health screenings and treatment.
- Travel vaccinations for those planning to visit another country.
- An HCG weight loss program.
- Laboratory services.
- Gynecological exams.
- Pediatric care.
- Screenings for aortic aneurysms
The Conner 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. If you live in the Matthews area and have been put off from annual check-ups by the inconvenience of primary care, take advantage of subscription membership practice today.