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Let your imagination run wild

Imagine getting sick or injured at 6 p.m. and being able to see a doctor before the end of the day. Or getting an appointment the next day, at the latest. Imagine going into your doctor’s waiting room around noon and returning to work an hour later, your appointment complete and your prescription already filled. Imagine having a doctor or subscription membership practice who knows you personally and doesn’t have to consult a file in order to remember your medical issues. Imagine being able to schedule an annual checkup without taking time off from work.

Imagine that the subscription membership practice offering all this convenience also has an in-house pharmacy which provides quick and convenient medication refills. While you’re at it, imagine that this office provides pediatric care, gynecological exams, lab services, and such services as BOTOX treatments for wrinkles, migraines and excess sweating, mental health screenings and treatment, travel vaccinations, HCG weight loss programs and abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings.

Subscription medical practice or Subscription membership practice

Welcome to the world of subscription medical practice, also called concierge medicine. This is a type of medical practice that 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 benefits patients in many ways. It eliminates the long stays in waiting rooms that can result in a patient taking half a day or a full day off work to see a doctor for ten or fifteen minutes. 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 lead to serious health problems down the road. In a subscription membership practice patients quickly see their doctor, spending more time with the actual visit and less time in the waiting room. This makes preventative care easier to practice. It also means the doctor has fewer patients to keep track of, and is able to give proper attention to all of them.

A Subscription membership practice 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. 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.

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. Subscribe today.

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