On call doctor service seven days a week

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One of those times when you need an on call doctor

(Note: The following is a dramatization.)

It was a Saturday afternoon. He was helping his best friend move into a new apartment. After moving several lightweight boxes out of the truck and up the stairs, he had forgotten the cardinal rule of lifting heavy objects — lift with your legs, not your back.

Then he tried lifting the box that turned out to contain a computer and a dozen books.

He very quickly realized that this was a mistake. He set the box down, staggered over to the porch and collapsed into a chair. There he waited for the sudden agony in the small of his back to subside. He hoped it would happen in time for him to get a little more work done today.

But the pain did not go away. Not when the moving job was done. Not when he went home. Not when he had dinner. It was not bad enough to justify a trip to the emergency room, but it was bad enough that he worried that something might really be wrong. At the very least, he did not want to wait until Monday, much less make an appointment for later in the week. Or possibly next week.

Fortunately, he subscribed to a medical service that had an on call doctor available for just such emergencies. The same person who had been keeping track of his health, and the health of his family, for the past few years would be there for him today or tomorrow. This was a doctor he was already familiar and comfortable with, one he knew he could trust.

On call doctor in Matthews, NC

You might need an on call doctor only once or twice in your life, but when you need one, you really need one. The on call doctor you turn to for help should be not too far from your home. Dr. Conner and the Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC, have a state-of-the-art medical facility and offer first-class primary care. Subscription members gain same-day or next-day appointments, advanced diagnostic testing, executive physicals, preventative care, advanced personalized care and personalized medical reports. 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 part of the Hallmark MD Private Care Group, a membership medical practice. The clinic also offers 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. Subscribe today.

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BOTOX treats wrinkles, and does much more

Sometimes people call BOTOX a lunchtime procedure, because the actual injection takes roughly 10 minutes and it should be possible for you to go about your day as normal immediately afterwards. You may feel a pinch, but there should not be more pain than that. If you are taking BOTOX for wrinkles, you should begin to see results within one to two days. The quality of the results will depend on the skill and experience of the doctor administering the BOTOX, so you should stay away from cosmetic procedures that are cheap or offered at a discount.

The best-known use of BOTOX is, of course, to remove wrinkles from the face. Injections of a purified protein from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum deactivate and relax the facial muscles, temporarily diminishing wrinkles caused by overuse of these muscles, such as frown lines, laugh lines and wrinkles around the eyes. But it has other uses as well. In the 1980s, doctors began considering using botulinum toxin to treat conditions such as crossed eyes, neck spasms and abnormal blinking. In fact, it was while doing this research that they discovered its tendency to reduce wrinkles. Today, BOTOX is used to treat migraine headaches and excessive sweating.

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, can be reduced by injecting a weaker form of BOTOX into the underarms. This works by temporarily blocking a chemical in the body that stimulates the sweat glands. You should see results within a week of taking BOTOX, and the effect lasts from four to six months — longer in some cases. Studies suggest that it may also work on other areas of the body, but the FDA has not approved its use for these cases.

BOTOX is also an FDA-approved preventative treatment for severe chronic migraines. In medical tests it prevents up to nine headache days a month. A migraine treatment consists of 31 injections into seven places on the head and neck. Treatments are spaced about three months apart, and the effect can last up to three months. The FDA defines a case of chronic migraine as 15 or more headache days a month, with each headache lasting four hours or more. They have not approved the use of BOTOX to treat headaches that strike less often and do not last as long.

A BOTOX provider in Matthews, NC

One place to go for BOTOX treatment in Matthews, NC  is the Conner Family Health Clinic, a subscription medical practice. Dr. Conner has a lot of experience at working with BOTOX and will make a point of understanding what your goals are in order to develop the right treatment plan for you. If you are interested in any of the medical applications of BOTOX, subscribe today.

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Tens of thousands of deaths

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that in 2009, abdominal aortic aneurysms killed 10,597 people in the U.S., and were a contributing factor in the deaths of over 17,000 more. An abdominal aortic aneurysm screening is quick, safe, painless and reliable, using ultrasound to detect the condition. You will probably only need to do it once in your life.

First, you should know what an abdominal aortic aneurysm is. The aorta is the largest artery in the human body. It is about the size of a garden hose, and it carries blood from the heart to the abdomen. Sometimes, a weak spot forms in the wall of the lower aorta. Blood pressure causes the wall to swell outward, forming a bulge. This bulge is an abdominal aortic aneurysm. If detected early enough through screening, it can be treated by medication. Unfortunately, it often grows without causing symptoms.

If the patient is lucky, blood will begin to seep out of the bulge, causing intense, throbbing pain in the back or abdomen. This patient will send him or her (usually him — the condition primarily affects males) to the hospital, and there will still be time to repair the aneurysm through surgery. If the patient is not lucky, the aneurysm will explode without warning like a burst water balloon, and the patient will begin to bleed to death inside. The symptoms will be intense pain, rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, clamminess, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. There may also be fainting and bruising along the sides. Even if the patient is rushed to a hospital and the doctors recognize the symptoms immediately, only half of those who suffer a burst anuerysm live longer than 30 days.

The people most likely to need an abdominal aortic aneurysm screening are men who have high blood pressure or have suffered an aortic infection. Risk is particularly high for current or former smokers, even those who smoked only for brief periods.

Getting screened or abdominal aortic aneurysm screening in Matthews, NC

In January of 2007, a federal law went into effect that made free one-time abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings available for any Medicare Part B enrollee who has a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm, or who is a man between the ages 65 and 75 who has smoked at least 100 cigarettes in his lifetime.

If you are outside this age range or are not enrolled in Medicare Part B, but you would like an abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, they are a part of the subscription medical practice at the Conner Family Health Clinic in Matthews, NC. Dr. Conner is on call 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Make an appointment today.

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Mental health problems diagnosable

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Early warnings are important with mental health problems

When it comes to mental health problems, early detection can save lives. Too many people ignore warning signs in themselves and others due to the social stigma of mental illness or the fear of expenses they might not be able to meet. Less than half of those who need to seek professional help do so. But mental health is an unavoidable aspect of overall health, and mental health screenings should be approached without reluctance or shame. Everyone — students, employees, soldiers, the elderly — has his or her own variety of stresses which can cause or worsen mental health issues. Rapid weight changes, mood swings and increased anxiety are all signs of problems with mental health.

Mental health professionals can diagnose a number of problems using mental health screenings. These problems include eating disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Although online tests are available, it is better to have the test administered by a mental health professional. People with no medical or psychological training may not be able to tell the difference between going through a tough time and suffering from the onset of mental illness, especially if they are trying to self-diagnose. A mental health professional is also someone you can speak with in full confidentiality and get a plan for treatment and support.

One of the most common mental health issues is alcoholism. If you find yourself needing to drink more and more — or to drink stronger drinks — in order to get the same effect, if you feel sick when you have gone without alcohol for a while, or if you think about drinking to the point where you forget about other duties and activities, it may be time to talk to a doctor. If you want to drink less but have not been able to do so, you should ask for help. Dependency on illegal drugs, or on prescription drugs, follows much the same pattern.

If you find yourself dwelling on the subject of suicide, it is even more important that you get a mental health screening. You should also be alert for the warning signs of suicide in others. If someone seems more withdrawn than usual, talks about feeling trapped, being in pain or thinking of themselves as a burden, exhibits reckless behavior or says they feel like a burden, you should recommend that they seek help as soon as possible.

Mental health screenings in Matthews, NC

The Conner Family Health Clinic in Matthews, NC offers excellent mental health screening services and support for mental health patients. The clinic has doctors on call 24 hours a day and seven days a week, and mental health screenings are a part of its subscription medical practice. Call today.

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Diagnostic laboratory services are useful

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Standards of diagnostic laboratory services

If you are looking for a place to go for regular checkups, you should look for a hospital or clinic with diagnostic laboratory services. The advantage here is that if you need lab work done, it can be done during your appointment and you can receive the results as quickly as possible. The lab technician who did the work can show you the test results and explain them to you.

The laboratory should be CLIA waived. The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988, or CLIA, sets the standards for laboratories in the United States that examine specimens of human blood or tissue. This is to reduce the risk of doctors receiving incorrect test results and acting on it, with dangerous consequences. Any lab or test that meets these standards is CLIA waived, although it is not guaranteed to be error-proof.

Diagnostic lab procedures

Diagnostic laboratory services enable your doctor to test you for pregnancy or diagnose a number of possible ailments, including diabetes, tuberculosis, hepatitis, Lyme disease, allergies, anemia, various skin conditions, and many forms of cancer. The technicians do this by collecting a sample of blood, urine or tissue and bringing it to the lab.

If the test is a blood test, someone will come to draw a small amount of blood from a vein. This person is the phlebotomist. His or her job is to make sure the blood sample is coming from the right person, explain the procedure to the patient, draw the blood into the right tube with whatever additives the test calls for while taking proper precautions against infection or excessive bleeding, close and clean the puncture, explain how to look after the puncture until it heals, label the sample and bring it to the lab. If only a very small amount of blood is needed, the phlebotomist may use a fingerstick. If drawing blood from an infant, he or she may use a heel stick.

Diagnostic laboratory services in Matthews, NC

The Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC, a subscription medical practice, has a CLIA waived in house lab and a phlebotomist on staff four half days a week. They can perform the rapid strep test, the flu test, the diabetes monitoring test, pregnancy test, and urinalysis, among others. 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 also includes an in-house pharmacy and an online portal for keeping track of your information and scheduling appointments. If you are looking for a clinic that offers lab services, call today.

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If going abroad, get travel vaccinations

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Plan your vaccinations when you start planning your trip

Travel vaccinations are something we often forget about when planning a trip to another country. According to one study, 16% of American adult travelers needed to take the MMR vaccine, but only half of those who needed to take it did. But getting your shots before you travel is one of the most important steps you can take to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy. Early in 2015, 29 Americans fell ill from an outbreak of hepatitis A in Mexico. Travel vaccines protect against life-threatening diseases not often seen in Matthews, NC, but sadly common in many parts of the world. Getting vaccinated before you travel is a precaution worth taking.

The best time to begin work on your vaccination schedule is as soon as you know what country you are going to go to. At the Traveler Information Center of the CDC Web site, you can find out which vaccines, if any, you will be required to take for that country. You can also learn which travel vaccines are recommended but not required for your destination — see below for details. Some of these vaccines need to be given in two to three doses over the course of several months. This is why planning ahead is so important.

There are three kinds of travel vaccinations: routine vaccinations, required travel vaccinations and recommended travel vaccinations. Routine vaccinations are the vaccines that the CDC recommends for everyone, traveling or not. Required travel vaccinations are those that you have to have, by law in order to enter certain countries. In some countries, for example, the government will insist that you take the yellow fever vaccine and meningitis vaccine before you come. The proof of these vaccines is called the International Certificate of Vaccination, or yellow card, and you will need it in order to get past the airport. Recommended travel vaccinations, on the other hand, are just a good idea.

Travel vaccinations in Matthews, NC

Once you know which vaccines to take, the next step is to find a travel vaccinations clinic in your area. This is a clinic where experts can help you set up a schedule that will have you fully immunized in time for your trip. You should make your first visit to this clinic at least two months before you begin traveling. The Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC specializes in this service, offering vaccinations for yellow fever, meningitis, hepatitis A and B, typhoid, rabies, polio and Japanese encephalitis, as well as routine vaccinations such as the measles shot and annual flu shots. If you plan on going to another country any time soon, find out which travel vaccinations you need and schedule an appointment today.

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Visit a clinic for HCG weight loss

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Why HCG is controversial

If you Google HCG weight loss, you will find two things: glowing reports of its effectiveness and warnings of fraud — some from the FDA itself. When properly administered under medical supervision, HCG is a powerful tool for rapid weight loss, capable of helping patients lose up to a pound a day. Unfortunately, it is too often packaged and sold in ineffective or dangerous forms which are used without medical oversight. Unscrupulous vendors sell pills online or over the counter that claim to contain hCG, but in fact contain little or none of the active ingredient, or else were made in countries where U.S. health and safety guidelines are not in effect. These vendors have given HCG a bad name, and worse — an estimated 20 percent of drug-related liver injuries are caused by unregulated diet pills, some of which are sold as HCG.

If you live in Matthews, NC and you want to try HCG weight loss, you should settle for nothing less than the best weight loss program you can find. Since any form of rapid weight loss carries some health risks, you will want a program that carefully monitors your health.

The key to HCG weight loss is a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG. This hormone is produced by the placenta during pregnancy, to regulate the metabolism of the mother and help her get more of her energy from her own fat. It has the same effect on anyone who takes injections of it. This will enable you to remain healthy and active while sticking to a diet of as little as 500 calories a day, from a carefully chosen group of foods. The diet causes the weight loss— the hormone makes the diet possible.

HCG weight loss clinic in Matthews, NC

The key to HCG weight loss is real medicine of guaranteed quality, with medical oversight. The Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC, has two HCG weight loss programs — a 23-day program for those who want to lose up to 15 pounds, and a 43-day program for those who want to lose 20 to 40 pounds. These programs have a 95 percent success rate, and are based on the original protocol written by Dr. Simeon in the 1950s. They include staff support, weekly HCG weight loss injections and a guidebook for patients that includes low-calorie menus. Once you have completed the program, the medical staff will use the FDA-approved Medgem to calculate your new metabolic rate, so that you will know exactly how many calories per day you need to keep the pounds off and remain healthy at your new weight. This is the same equipment used on The Biggest Loser.  If you feel ready to try HCG weight loss, call today.

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Subscription medicine a growing practice

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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.

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Services of a family doctors

The family doctor cares for people in every stage of life, whether they are small children who need pediatric care, older children who are going through puberty, pregnant women hoping for a safe delivery and a healthy baby, middle-aged men and women trying to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease or diabetes, or the elderly with their own set of health concerns. More than that, he or she tracks the health of patients as they move from one stage to another, becoming intimately familiar with their unique medical situations. There are times when you want the care of a pediatrician or geriatrician, but when the whole family is sick with the flu, the family doctor is the one you ask for help.

Your family doctors 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. If you and your family plan on vacationing abroad, you will want a doctor who can provide you with the right vaccinations for travel to your chosen destination. Mental health screenings, gynecological exams, bladder scanning — any one of these things might become something you need. Even the ability to remove ingrown toenails may come in handy.

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. You may want to take advantage of a subscription medical practice so that you can benefit from this service.

A family doctor in Matthews, NC

The Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC, offers complete family health care. Dr. Will Conner, founder of the clinic, is a native of North Carolina and has assembled a medical staff from all parts of the world. 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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Diagnostic labs from Conner Clinic

Diagnostic Labs offered by Matthews Doctor

Conner Clinic, in Matthews NC, now offers many more diagnostic labs. These labs are discounted for you.  By ordering these labs, you can be assured that each lab is supervised by a physician, Dr. Will Conner.

Diagnostic labs from Conner Clinic in Matthews NC

If your lab come back positive or there is any need any for followup- Conner Clinic is available for you and will provide personalized care. Patients with a very high insurance deductible should take advantage of these low, discounted prices.  If you filed these labs to your insurance, it would be much more expensive.

Click here to learn more about the labs we offer. 

Here are some of the labs available for ordering:

  • Anemia Screening Panel (Ferritin, CBC, Iron, TIBC)
  • Basic Metabolic Panel
  • Blood Type with Rh
  • C Reactive Protein, Cardiac
  • Chlamydia (Urine)
  • Chlamydia & Gonorrhea (Urine)
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC) –
  • The Hemoglobin, RBC and Hematocrit
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel .
  • Diabetes Maintenance Panel ( HgBA1C, Lipid, Urine Microalbumin, CMP)
  • Fatigue/Tired
  • Ferritin
  • FSH/LH
  • LH is important for ovulation in women.
  • H. Pylori Serum
  • Healthy Heart Plus Panel ( Lipomed (NMR), CBC, CMP, C-Reactive Protein, Homocystine)
  • Hemoglobin A1C
  • INR with Prothrombin Time (PT)
  • Iron & TIBC
  • Lipase
  • Low Libido/ Sex Drive Panel ( Testisterone, TSH, CMP, CBC)
  • Menopause Panel (FSH/LH, Testosterone, TSH)

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On call doctor available all the time

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Regular services and on call services

An on call doctor is someone you might need only once or twice in your life, or possibly never if you are very lucky. But if you need one, no one else will do. Things like annual physicals, vaccinations and booster shots, along with less frequently used services such as diagnostic tests, can be worked into a normal schedule. Even unexpected illnesses, such as the flu, colic or an ear infection, can usually be dealt with during the regular working day.

But then, one night, you cut yourself in the kitchen and the bandages in your medicine cabinet are not quite enough. Or someone gets a headache or stomachache that lasts too long and hurts more than it should. Or you hurt your back while moving furniture on Saturday. When these things happen, you do not want to wait until tomorrow or Monday to deal with them — especially if the person suffering is a small child. At times like this, you need an on call doctor who can help you on any day of the week, at any time you need. Most importantly, he or she can tell you if you or your child needs to go to the emergency room right now.

And imagine how comforting it would be if the person coming to your help at this awkward hour were the same person who keeps track of the course of your health, and that of your family, from year to year. The same person who lets you know if you are at risk of diabetes or heart disease, or if your child is showing signs of some developing health problem. There is no greater reassurance in a moment of crisis than the familiar and friendly place of someone who has already earned your trust

On call doctor medical service in Matthews, NC

The on call doctor you use should be located near your home. Dr. Conner and the Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC, have a state-of-the-art medical facility and offer first-class primary care. Subscription members gain same-day or next-day appointments, advanced diagnostic testing, preventative care, and executive physicals, advanced personalized care and personalized medical reports. 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 part of the Hallmark MD Private Care Group, a membership medical practice. The clinic also offers 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. Subscribe today.

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BOTOX has many uses

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BOTOX treats wrinkles, and does much more

The best-known use of BOTOX is, of course, to remove wrinkles. Injections of a purified protein from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum deactivate and relax the facial muscles, temporarily diminishing wrinkles caused by overuse of these muscles, such as frown lines, laugh lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

But it has other uses too. In the 1980s, doctors began looking into applications of botulinum toxin for such conditions as neck spasms, crossed eyes and abnormal blinking. In fact, it was while researching these that they discovered its tendency to reduce wrinkles. Today, BOTOX is used to treat migraine headaches and excessive sweating.

BOTOX for headaches

If you suffer from long-lasting migraine headaches, ask your doctor about it, which is also an FDA-approved preventative treatment for severe chronic migraines. In medical tests it performs over 28 percent better than a placebo, preventing up to nine headache days a month. It should be noted that the FDA defines a case of chronic migraine as 15 or more headache days a month, with each headache lasting four hours or more. The FDA has not approved the use of it to treat headaches that strike less often and do not last as long.

BOTOX to reduce sweating

Injections of a weaker form of BOTOX into the underarms can reduce excessive sweating. It does this by temporarily blocking a chemical in the body that stimulates the sweat glands. Results should be noticeable within a week of taking it. The effect lasts for at least four to six months, and longer in some cases. It has yet to be approved by the FDA for use on other areas of the body, but studies suggest it may be effective in other cases.

it is sometimes called a lunchtime procedure, because the actual injection takes roughly 10 minutes and it should be possible for you to go about your day as normal immediately afterwards. You may feel a pinch, but that will be the limit of the pain. If you are taking BOTOX for wrinkles, you should begin to see results within one to two days. The quality of the results will depend on the skill and experience of the doctor administering the BOTOX. Avoid cosmetic procedures that are cheap or offered at a discount.

A BOTOX provider in Matthews, NC

One place to go for BOTOX treatment in Matthews, NC  is the Conner Family Health Clinic, a subscription medical practice. Dr. Conner has a lot of experience at working with it and will make a point of understanding what your goals are so as to develop the right treatment plan for you. If you are interested in any of the medical applications of BOTOX, make an appointment today.

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Watch for the warning signs

It is hard to ask for a mental health screening — so much so, in fact, that some communities in North Carolina are using computers to help people self-screen for mental health and substance abuse issues. But mental health is an unavoidable aspect of overall health, and mental health problems, like any other health problems, should be confronted without shame or reluctance. Everyone — students, employees, soldiers, the elderly — has to deal with their own set of stresses which can cause or worsen mental health issues. Rapid weight changes, mood swings and increased anxiety are all signs that something is wrong. Unfortunately, the stigma associated with mental illness is so strong that less than half of those who need to seek help do so.

Alcoholism is one of the most common mental health issues. If you find that drinking a certain amount of alcohol no longer affects you as it did before, if you feel sick when you have gone without a drink for a while, or if you are preoccupied with drinking to the point where you forget about other duties and activities, it may be time to talk to a doctor — especially if you want to drink less but have not been able to do so. Dependency on illegal drugs, or on prescription drugs, follows a similar pattern.

Be alert for the warning signs of suicide. If someone seems more withdrawn than usual, talks about feeling trapped, being in pain or thinking of themselves as a burden, exhibits reckless behavior or says they feel like a burden, you should recommend that they seek out a mental health screening. This is even more true if you find yourself dwelling on the subject.

Some of the problems that a doctor may be able to diagnose are eating disorders, alcohol abuse, depression, bipolar disorder, suicidal thoughts, drug problems, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Although online medical tests are available, it is better to have the test administered by a mental health professional. Individual may not be able to tell the difference between going through a tough time and suffering from the onset of mental illness, especially if they are trying to self-diagnose. A doctor is also someone you can speak with in full confidentiality and get a plan for treatment and support.

Getting a mental health screening in Matthews, NC

If you or a loved one is suffering from mental illness, you will want to find a place as near as possible for diagnosis and treatment. The Conner Family Health Clinic in Matthews, NC offers excellent mental health screening services and support for mental health patients. The clinic has doctors on call 24 hours a day and seven days a week, and mental health screenings are a part of its subscription medical practice. Call today.

 

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Special Offers: Botox and HCG Weight Loss

Special Holiday offers from Conner Clinic:

HCG WEIGHT LOSS

Full weight loss program for 43 days and 6 weeks following is now $649. This is our end of the year special.

You do NOT have to be a member of Conner Clinic to take advantage of this special offer.

 

BOTOX

Botox for crow’s feet and frown lines is now $8.50 a unit for the month of December.

Get BOTOX at Conner Clinic in Matthews

 

 

 

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Third leading cause of death

Abdominal aortic aneurysms are the third leading cause of death in men over 60. Screening  for this disorder is fast, painless, reliable and will probably need to be done only once in your life — and doing so may save your life.

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a problem that often grows in the body without symptoms or warning signs. It is a bulge in the lower aorta — the largest artery in the human body, roughly the size of a garden hose — formed by blood pressure acting on a weak spot in the wall of the aorta. Like the skin of a balloon, the wall grows thinner where it stretches. The thinner it grows, the more it can be deformed by blood pressure, and the more it bulges in a vicious circle. Sometimes the pressure of the swelling bulge causes pain in the abdomen or chest, but this is not always the case.

In some cases, blood will begin to seep out through tiny holes in the swollen area. The symptoms of this are intense pain and a sensation of throbbing in the back or abdomen. This is actually good news — the pain is enough to drive even the most stubborn patient to the hospital, and the aneurysm can still be repaired through surgery.

Warning signs

But too often, the aneurysm simply bursts without warning, causing major internal blood loss that will be fatal if not treated immediately. The symptoms of this are intense pain, rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, clamminess, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. There may also be fainting, and possibly bruising along the sides. Even if these symptoms are instantly recognized and the patient is taken to a hospital right away, only half of those who suffer a burst aneurysm live longer than 30 days.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening is more likely in men who have smoked, or who have suffered infection in the aorta. High blood pressure is also a risk factor. Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms is a quick, safe and painless procedure involving the use of ultrasound. Small aneurysms can be treated through medication, but larger ones need surgery. If your doctor detects an aneurysm, he or she will be able to tell you which is the best option in your case.

Getting an abdominal aortic aneurysm screening in Matthews, NC

If you are a man age 65 to 75, it is a good idea to get at least one abdominal aortic aneurysm screening in your lifetime — particularly if you have ever smoked. The Conner Family Health Clinic in Matthews, NC is an excellent place to get a screening. Dr. Conner is on call 24 hours a day and seven days a week, and abdominal aortic aneurysm screening is part of his subscription medical practice. Make an appointment for a screening today, and you may save your life.

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Care for the Needy at Thanksgiving

Dr. Conner offers medical care for the needy on Thanksgiving Day 1PM to 4:30 PM (up until Panther’s Kickoff).

Please call the clinic ASAP for appointment or come to 211 West Matthews Street Suite 102, Matthews, NC, 28105.
Dr Conner will honor your ability to pay: a bundle of fruit, canned goods, or other items to help the less fortunate. — at Conner Family Health Clinic.

 

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The controversy around HCG weight loss

If you do a search on the Internet for HCG weight loss, you will find an alarming mixture of praise for its effectiveness and warnings of fraud — some from the FDA itself. The reason for this is that although HCG is a powerful tool for rapid weight loss when properly administered under medical supervision, it is often packaged and sold in ineffective or dangerous forms with no oversight. Any form of rapid weight loss carries risks and should not be undertaken without a doctor monitoring the process. But too often vendors sell pills online or over the counter that claim to contain hCG, but in fact contain little or none of the active ingredient — or worse, were manufactured in countries where U.S. health and safety guidelines are not in effect. It is these unscrupulous vendors who have given HCG a bad name. If you live in Matthews, NC and you want to try it, you should settle for nothing less than the best weight loss program you can find.

The key to HCG weight loss is the use of a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG. This hormone is produced by the placenta during pregnancy, in order to regulate the metabolism of the mother and help her get more of her energy from her own fat. It has the same effect on anyone who takes injections of it. This will enable you to remain healthy and active while sticking to a diet of as little as 500 calories a day, from a carefully chosen group of foods. This diet is what causes weight loss of up to a pound a day — the hormone is what makes the diet possible.

HCG weight loss clinic in Matthews, NC

The key to HCG weight loss, then, is real medicine of guaranteed quality and real medical oversight. The Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC, has two HCG weight loss programs — a 23-day program for those who want to lose up to 15 pounds, and a 43-day program for those who want to lose 20 to 40 pounds. These programs have a 95 percent success rate, and are based on the original protocol written by Dr. Simeon in the 1950s. They include staff support, weekly HCG weight loss injections and a guidebook for patients that includes low-calorie menus. Once you have completed the program, the medical staff will use the FDA-approved Medgem to calculate your new metabolic rate, so that you will know exactly how many calories per day you need to keep the pounds off and remain healthy at your new weight. This is the same equipment used on The Biggest Loser.  If you feel ready to try HCG weight loss, call today.

 

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What diagnostic laboratory services are

Diagnostic laboratory services are something that every really good hospital or clinic needs. They allow your doctor to test you for pregnancy or diagnose a number of possible ailments, including diabetes, tuberculosis, hepatitis, Lyme disease, allergies, anemia, various skin conditions, and many forms of cancer. This involves collecting a sample of blood, urine or tissue and bringing it to the lab.

When the test is a blood test, the first job belongs to the phlebotomist. This is someone who draws small quantities of blood from a vein, either for transfusions or for having it tested. This is more complicated than it sounds. The phlebotomist must make sure the blood sample is coming from the right person, explain the procedure to the patient, draw the blood into the right tube with whatever additives the test calls for while taking proper precautions against infection or excessive bleeding, close and clean the puncture, let the patient know how to take care of it, label the sample and bring it to the lab. If only a very small amount of blood is needed, the phlebotomist may use a fingerstick. If drawing blood from an infant, he or she may use a heel stick.

And then there is the lab services itself. The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988, or CLIA, sets the standards for laboratories in the United States that examine specimens of human blood or tissue. These standards are designed to minimize the risk of incorrect test results, which can have serious medical consequences if acted upon. Any lab or test that meets these standards is considered CLIA waived, although it is not guaranteed to be error-proof.

The advantage of an in house lab is that if you need lab work done, it can be done at the time of your appointment and the results can be had as quickly as possible. The lab technician can show you the test results and explain them to you.

Diagnostic laboratory services available in Matthews, NC

The Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC, a subscription medical practice, has a CLIA waived in house lab and a phlebotomist on staff four half days a week. They can perform the rapid strep test, the flu test, the diabetes monitoring test, pregnancy test, and urinalysis, among others. 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 also includes an in-house pharmacy and an online portal for keeping track of your information and scheduling appointments. Make an appointment today.

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The advantages of subscription medicine

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What subscription medicine is

The subscription membership practice is a growing trend in the American medical marketplace. In it, patients are given premium care in exchange for a recurring 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 lead to greater health risks and medical expenses as untreated small problems grow into larger ones.

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 and helps keep patients healthier. It also means the doctor has a smaller number of 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.

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 allows members to 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.

A former Peace Corps volunteer, Dr. Conner has assembled a medical staff from all parts of the world.

Medical services the Conner Clinic offers include:

  • Pediatric care.
  • Travel vaccinations for those planning international travel.
  • BOTOX treatments for wrinkles, migraines and excess sweating.
  • An HCG weight loss program using the FDA-approved Medgem.
  • An in-house pharmacy which provides quick and hassle-free medication refills.
  • Laboratory services.
  • Aortic aneurysm screenings.
  • Gynecological exams.
  • Mental health screenings and treatment.

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.

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Picking the right family doctor

This is how important family doctors are. Merritt Hawkins, a national health care search firm, found that family physicians are the most highly recruited doctors in U.S. health care for the ninth year in a row. The family doctor cares for people in all stages of life — small children in need of pediatric care, older children in the midst of puberty, expectant mothers hoping for the safest delivery and the healthiest possible baby, middle-aged men and women at risk of diabetes or heart disease, and the elderly with their own set of health concerns. There are times when you will want the care of a specialist in pediatrics or geriatrics, but when the whole family is sick with the flu, the family doctor is the one you call on. As the doctor watches patients grow, change and age, he or she becomes intimately familiar with their unique medical situations.

Family doctors should have time for their patients. A general practitioner who sees as many patients as possible has only a little time and attention to spare for any of them. 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 keep track of their health properly.

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 a must for any family with children. An in-house pharmacy and lab services are great time savers. If you and your family plan on vacationing abroad, you will want someone who can provide the right travel vaccinations. If one of your children is a teenager with a particularly persistent case of acne, you may want a doctor who can prescribe Accutane. Mental health screenings, gynecological exams, bladder scanning — any one of these things might become necessary. Even the ability to remove ingrown toenails may come in handy.

A family doctor in Matthews, NC

The Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC, offers complete family health care. Dr. Will Conner, founder of the clinic, is a native of North Carolina and has assembled a medical staff from all parts of the world. 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. Check the website for special offers. Make an appointment today.

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Regular services of family doctor

You do not often need an on call doctor — but when you need one, you really need one.

Most of the medical services you take advantage of can be worked into a regular schedule of visits to your family doctor. These include annual physicals, vaccinations and booster shots, diagnostic tests and specialized physicals for students or athletes. Ear infections and influenza are not scheduled in advance, of course, but can usually be dealt with during the regular working day.

Your doctor on call helps you keep track of the course of your health, and that of your family, from year to year. He or she warns you if you are at risk of diabetes or heart disease, or any other long-term health problem, and gives you advice on how to avoid the danger. With the aid of regular check-ups, he or she lets you know about any developing health problems your child may suffer from. If necessary, he or she can refer you to a specialist. All of these things can be taken care of without going outside the normal office hours of your family doctor.

Emergency services of family doctor

But every once in a while, something happens at the wrong time. The pulled muscle on a weekend game. The upset stomach that seems to be more painful than it ought to be. The cut that seems a little too deep for a bandage, but not deep enough for a trip to the emergency room. These are things you want to deal with now, not tomorrow or Monday. And when your child is suffering, the last thing you want to have to tell him or her is that it will have to wait till morning.

A doctor on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week can help you with all these things. He or she can respond quickly and professionally to all sorts of sudden misfortune. Most importantly, he or she can tell you if you or your child needs to go to the emergency room right now.

Doctor on call in Matthews, NC

An doctor on call should be as close as possible to where you live. Dr. Conner and the Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC, provide excellent primary care, with a state-of-the-art medical facility. Subscription members gain same-day or next-day appointments, advanced diagnostic testing, preventative care, executive physicals, advanced personalized care and personalized medical reports. The Conner Clinic is a part of the Hallmark MD Private Care Group, a membership medical practice. The clinic also offers 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. Subscribe today, in case you need their help tomorrow night.

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Get an abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

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Abdominal aortic aneurysms screening

An abdominal aortic aneurysm screening can save your life. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a very bland and complicated name for a medical problem that can kill you in minutes with no warning of any kind.

This is how it happens. The aorta is the largest artery in the human body — about the size of a garden hose — and it carries blood from the heart to the abdomen. Many things can happen to weaken it. Smoking can lead to hardening of the arteries, which results in weak points. Infection in the aorta, known as vasculitis, can also weaken the aortic wall.

When the wall of the aorta weakens, your own blood pressure causes it to bulge out at the weak spot, forming a balloon in your abdomen. This is the aneurysm, and men are four times as likely to suffer it as women. The pressure from the expanding aneurysm may cause pain in the chest or abdomen. Or it may not.

In the best case scenario, the balloon leaks. This causes deep pain and a throbbing sensation in the back or abdomen. This is a sign that it is time for surgery.

In the worst case scenario, the balloon pops. Severe pain, rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, clamminess, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, and possible fainting and bruising along the sides are warning signs of the sudden, massive internal bleeding that is happening now. At this point, the odds are very bad. Even when hospitals are nearby, many patients never make it to the operating table, and of those who live long enough to undergo surgery, only 50 percent survive longer than 30 days. There is a good reason why abdominal aortic aneurysms are called the Silent Killer.

The screening process

In an abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, the doctor uses ultrasound to check the shape of the aorta for unexpected bulges. This is a safe, quick and painless procedure.

If an aneurysm is detected, your doctor will discuss your treatment options with you. A small aneurysm can be treated with medication, while a larger one will need surgery.

Where to get one in Matthews, NC

If you are a man age 65 to 75, even if you have never smoked, it is recommended that you get at least one abdominal aortic aneurysm screening in your lifetime. The Conner Family Health Clinic in Matthews, NC is a very good place to get a screening. Dr. Will Conner is on call 24 hours a day and seven days a week, and abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings are a part of his subscription medical practice.

Remember that an abdominal aortic aneurysm may not give you any warning at all. Give yourself peace of mind by making an appointment to get a screening today.

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Special Offers at Conner Clinic

Here are some limited time Special Offers

Conner Clinic is ready to help you get ready for the holidays with 2 special offers.

HCG weight loss program- at Conner Clinic in Matthews

HCG special to trim down for the holidays:

  • $649 for the 43 day protocol, for those wishing to lose more than 15 pounds with 6 weeks of maintenance
  • or $399 for the 23 day protocol for those wishing to lose 10-15 pounds with 6 weeks of maintenance.

BOTOX

  • Botox special offer of $8.00 a unit
  • Most treatments will take approximately 30-50 units

Get BOTOX at Conner Clinic in Matthews

 

 

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