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Find out if something is wrong

Very few people ever expect to need a mental health screening, but many people do. Mental health is a crucial part of overall health, and mental health problems should be faced the same way as any other health problems. Everyone — students, employees, soldiers, the elderly — is subject to their own set of stresses which can induce or worsen mental health problems. Tragically, because of the stigma associated with mental illness, less than half of those who need to seek help do so.

It is difficult to spot the warning signs of mental illness in others, and even more difficult to do so in oneself. Alcoholism is one of the most common mental health issues. If you find yourself needing to drink more and more in order to get the same effect, feeling physically ill when you have not had a drink in a while, or thinking about drinking to the point of forgetting 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 If someone seems unusually withdrawn, talks about feeling trapped and being in pain, exhibits reckless behavior or says they feel like a burden, it may be time to point them in the direction of a mental health screening. This is even more true if you find yourself thinking about suicide often.

Signs of more general problems include increased anxiety or mood swings. Rapid weight loss or weight gain may also be a warning sign.

Tests and diagnoses

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 a professional administer the test — someone who can recognize the difference between going through a difficult time and suffering from the onset of a serious mental illness. A doctor is also someone you can discuss your unique situation with in full confidentiality, and who can develop a plan for treatment and support.

Mental health screening services in Matthews, NC

If you or a loved one is suffering from mental illness, it is important to have somewhere near you for diagnosis and treatment. The Conner Family Health Clinic in Matthews, NC offers excellent mental health screening services and support for patients with mental health disorders. 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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Botox — not just for wrinkles anymore

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The different uses of BOTOX

When most people think of BOTOX, they think of its use to treat wrinkles. And, of course, it can be used that way. Injections into the facial muscles can temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines on the forehead and wrinkles around the corners of the eyes. Used with care and precision, this can create a more youthful appearance without looking artificial. But it has other uses as well.

Long-lasting migraine headaches can not only severely impact your ability to do your job, but also have a devastating effect on your quality of life. If you suffer from such headaches, you may want to ask your doctor about BOTOX. The wrinkle treatment is also an FDA-approved preventative treatment for severe chronic migraines. In 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. They have not approved the use of BOTOX to treat less frequent headaches.

Injections of a weaker form of BOTOX into the underarms can reduce hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. It has not yet been approved by the FDA for use on other areas of the body, but studies suggest it may be effective in other cases, such as those of post-menopausal women sweating excessively on the head. BOTOX does this by temporarily blocking a chemical in the body that stimulates the sweat glands. Results should be noticeable within a week of taking BOTOX. The effect lasts for at least four to six months, and longer in some cases.

Experience BOTOX

BOTOX is sometimes called a lunchtime procedure. The actual injection takes about 10 minutes. You may feel a pinch, but you should be able to go about your day as normal immediately afterwards.

If you are taking BOTOX for facial wrinkles, you should begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours. The quality of the results will depend very much on the skill and experience of the doctor administering the BOTOX. Avoid cosmetic procedures that are low-cost or offered at a discount. When it comes to your face, experience is worth paying for.

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 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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Staying safe abroad

Travel vaccinations are something we sometimes forget about when planning a vacation or business trip to another country. We go abroad to visit distant shores, meet new people, try new things and see world-famous landmarks with our own eyes, not to visit the hospital. A study was just released which shows that more than half of Americans who were recommended to get measles shots before traveling did not do it.

But getting your shots is one of the most important steps you can take to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy. Not every place is as safe as Matthews, NC, and travel vaccines protect against life-threatening diseases found in many parts of the world. Early in 2015, 29 Americans fell ill because of an outbreak of hepatitis A in Mexico. Getting vaccinated before you travel is a precaution worth taking.

Travel vaccinations you may need

When it comes to travel vaccines, there are three kinds: routine vaccinations, required travel vaccinations and recommended travel vaccinations. Routine vaccinations are the vaccines the CDC recommends for everyone, traveling or not.

Required travel vaccinations are those that you must have 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 coming. The proof of these vaccines is called the International Certificate of Vaccination, or yellow card, and you will need it in order to enter. Recommended travel vaccinations, on the other hand, are simply a good idea.

The best time to begin planning your vaccination schedule is as soon as you know where you plan to go. At the Traveler Information Center of the CDC Web site, you can find out which vaccines, if any, you will be required to take. You can also learn which travel vaccines are recommended for your destination. 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.

Immunization services 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 lab 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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Losing weight fast

You may have heard of HCG weight loss, a popular diet plan that can help patients lose up to one pound every one to two days. If you want to lose weight and other diet plans have never quite worked for you, you may be interested in it. First, you should know how it works and how to make it work for you.

How HCG weight loss works

HCG weight loss gets its name from the fact that it uses a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG for short. This is also known as the pregnancy hormone because it is produced by the placenta during pregnancy. This hormone regulates the metabolism of the mother and encourages the burning of fat.

In order to bring about weight loss, hCG must be combined with a low-calorie diet — as little as 500 calories a day, and from a carefully chosen group of foods. Of course, on a diet like that anyone would lose weight, but what makes hCG different is that it helps your body turn more fat into energy, so you can go about your day without feeling sick or listless.

But remember that no one should ever attempt this sort of rapid weight loss without medical supervision. In particular, beware of people who would sell you hCG supplements over the counter or over the Internet. These supplements may have too little hormone in them to be effective — especially homeopathic supplements which are in fact all or mostly water — or may have been manufactured without health and safety guidelines. The FDA recommends you avoid them.

An HCG weight loss clinic in Matthews, NC

So anyone planning to lose weight this way needs a program designed by experts, a medical specialist to keep an eye on the process and medicine guaranteed to be the real thing. The Conner Family Health Clinic in Matthews, NC, has two HCG weight loss programs — a 43-day program for those wishing to lose 20 to 40 pounds, and a 23-day program for those who only need to lose 15 pounds or less. Both are based on the original protocol written by Dr. Simeon in “Pounds and Inches” in the 1950s, and include staff support, weekly HCG weight loss injections and a guidebook for patients that includes low-calorie menus.

When you complete the program, the medical staff will use the FDA-approved Medgem to calculate your new metabolic rate and tell you exactly how many calories per day you need to maintain your new, healthy weight without gaining back all those hard-lost pounds. (This is the same equipment used on The Biggest Loser.)

The HCG weight loss programs of the Conner Clinic have a 95 percent success rate. If you feel ready to try HCG weight loss, call to make an appointment today.

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Subscription membership practice for everyone

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Subscription membership practice is eliminating the packed doctor’s waiting room that we are all too familiar with. It’s happened to all of us, even when we actually make an appointment ahead of time with a doctor in fact, even if it is ahead of time. A Subscription membership practice seeks to eliminate this by providing care that is individualized and cutting edge.

When it comes down to it, like any major profession, medicine should be handled with top notch customer service, the same as any business. Patients are clients. They invest their time, trust, and money towards a practice in the hopes of receiving treatment for what ails them. Having a subscription membership practice is a guarantee that the patient is held in high importance. The physicians operate on a schedule that can match your needs and appointments whether it is an emergency visit or casual checkup. The emphasis is always on custom care for the patient.  Quite often one can feel like just another body stuck in a room of strangers. Here in Mathews, NC we strive for every patient to receive prompt and detailed care.

Medical membership plans

Subscription membership practices are tailored to every individual with the utmost care. Your membership is not something to be taken advantage of or just glanced over. While the care and appointments are meant to be as quick as possible in order not to inconvenience you, it is prudent to have a thorough examination. How frustrating is it to wait for a an hour or more in the waiting room only to be to be shuffled into a smaller room to wait again, and then just have a laughably brief check-up before being sent away? This can easily turn patients away from the practice. The purpose of the subscription membership practice is in fact to offer dedicated service to each patient; this comes with several services and amenities.

Quality care in Matthews, NC

In addition to pristine customer service, our office offers many online services that will add convenience for you and efficiency to the appointment process. Belonging to a subscription membership practice gives you several online options. Now, your appointment can be scheduled with a quick email as opposed to waiting on the phone line to set the date. Your online access will also let you ask questions directly to your physicians and receive professional responses. Perhaps this could even save you an office visit. However, if a visit is needed, the online platform will let you do this with ease, even on the same day.

We also offer virtual appointments as a way to accommodate any kind of scheduling conflicts.

As patients, it your right and the responsibility of the subscription membership practice to give you access to your health history. This will allow both you and Dr. Will Conner to maintain awareness of any medical issues and track recovery. One of our best online features is that you can request your prescriptions refilled from the comfort of your own home.  Here at Conner Clinic of Mathews, NC we value innovation and custom care to ensure that your subscription membership is exactly what you need.

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Family Doctors Deliver More Wholesome Care

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Family doctors are individuals who specialize in providing care and treatment to a wider variety of patients than a generic doctor in the average practice. A family doctor provides for the entire family from babies to grandparents.

Family practice doctors

Physicians often choose to specialize in a particular field of medicine or perhaps a certain age range.  One example is pediatricians- doctors who are trained to diagnose and treat various childhood illnesses and monitor adolescent development. For the family, such expertise can prove vital for the children of the household, along with the elderly members.  Seeing family doctors allows one to get a broader range of care. These professional physicians are eager to treat anyone including your children, elderly parents or grandparents, and of course, you. It’s a good base from which you can receive a diagnoses and plan treatment procedures. Such a broad range of patients ensure that family doctors are on top of their game and have plenty of experience dealing with a variety of health issues.

Keeping the same doctor for everyone in the family

In addition to the various services our family practice doctors have to offer, family doctors offer convenience and dedication. Some families see different physicians. That’s potentially a lot different appointments in varying locations that can become very difficult to track and maintain. This can cause frustration, and it makes some individuals give second thoughts to addressing their health needs. Being a member of a family doctor practice ensures that your entire family can be taken care of at one location and by a consistent staff of professionals.

We understand that you are not only placing your health in our care but the people you care about. This is a powerful motivation for us to do our jobs, but more, it can give us insight in what to look for when examining our patients. Naturally family doctors get to know the various family members they treat, which could prove vital in detecting patterns of injury or illness.

Matthews Family Doctor

Dr. Conner and his clinic staff at Conner Clinic in Mathews, NC dedicates themselves not only to providing excellent service and treatment to every individual, but their loved ones as well. We place high priority on developing patient- doctor relationships you can trust. We believe in making all of your family visits convenient and efficient to match any schedule. We also provide full online services that eliminate the need to call us if you are too busy to set appointments via phone. Additionally, your proscriptions can also be ordered right at home while you are with your family. At Conner Clinic, our family doctor, Dr. Will Conner, strives to provide care and support that will assure you and your family’s needs are met.

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Stay healthy abroad after travel vaccinations

Travel vaccinations should be at the top of your checklist of things to do before international travel. Make sure your passport is up to date, your bags are packed, and that all your vaccines are current. Not only should you be current with your U.S. vaccines, make sure you have been inoculated against life-threatening diseases found outside the U.S.

At Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC, we offer all travel vaccinations required for international travel. Just like the MMR shot you got when you were going to school for the first time, these immunizations will protect you against dangerous diseases. If you have plans for international travel, make sure you know what immunizations are required and which are recommended. The old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure explains just why these inoculations are so important – diseases like polio can be prevented, but not cured.

Plan ahead for your travel vaccinations because the delivery system of certain vaccines takes time to work in your system. Inoculation against yellow fever, for instance, is often a requirement for international travel. It requires 2-3 doses administered 28 days or so apart. Our office in Matthews, NC offers a yellow fever vaccine, among many other immunizations. A few that we also offer are: Meningitis, Rabies, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Polio, Typhoid and Japanese Encephalitis.

Travel safely with careful preparation

These diseases can be prevented with travel vaccinations and a bit of planning. There are other diseases, though, that inoculations haven’t been developed for. Make sure to spend time with a skilled physician to learn about preventative measures you can take while traveling abroad. Some diseases that can be avoided are Malaria, HIV, Worms, and STDs. Our clinic in Matthews, NC can also prescribe medications to help with some common health issues people face when on the road.

Some difficulties travelers face when leaving the country aren’t necessarily life-threatening, but they can be in a developing country where access to medical care may be far away or hard to find. Without immediate access to medical care, some routine health concerns can be dangerous. Even with quality health care, certain issues can change a fun adventure into a recovery trip. Make sure to guard yourself and your family against these difficulties. A few things our office can help with are travelers’ diarrhea, motion sickness, and even jet lag.

Some basic preventative care can transform what might be a disastrous trip into a meaningful and fun adventure. There are many preparations necessary for international travel, so start planning early. Once you decide to leave the country, make sure to include a trip to Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC for travel vaccinations.  When you adventure, adventure safely.

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Getting sick is really tough when you do not have an insurance policy. You will need to worry about not just the hospital bill and doctors’ fees, but also about the medication you need to take–which can get really expensive.

No insurance? Conner Clinic can help save you money!

Recently, a patient with no insurance needed medicine to control blood pressure. After seeing Dr. Will Conner at Conner Clinic and receiving prescription, the patient took the prescription to Wal-mart. Upon presenting the prescription, Wal-mart informed the patient that the medicine he needed is not in their $4.00 formulary; hence it will cost him $100 for 30 pills.

Shocked by the huge amount, the patient’s wife called Conner Clinic for advice. Dr. Conner contacted his pharmaceutical supplier and ordered medicine for less than $100–that’s 90 pills good for three months sold to the patient for just $30. Wal-mart would have charged the patient $300 for the same amount of supply.

At Conner Clinic, we do not just provide the best care for our patients. We also offer as much help as we can…even when it comes to finding cheaper medicines.

Visit us today at Conner Clinic in Matthews.

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Eat better, lose weight

HCG weight loss is a great option for people who have tried to lose weight with other programs without permanent success. This is more than a flavor-of-the-week diet plan. This program is a medically advanced, long-lasting weight loss option. It uses human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone which encourages weight loss, usually called hCG.

When paired with a healthy, low calorie diet, patients see significant weight loss, quickly. Those taking hCG weight loss injections lost around 20-40 pounds in about 40 days. One complaint that those looking to lose weight find is that it is a hard road to travel on your own. Dr. Conner’s patients in Matthews, NC, aren’t given a list of foods to avoid, then left to their own devices. Patients receive a guide book which includes healthy menu options, and since you can see a doctor weekly for injections, there is support for you during your weight loss journey.

What sets hCG weight loss programs apart from other diets is the high rate of success people have after completing the program.  95% of patients succeed in achieving their weight loss objectives. For people who only need to lose 15 pounds or less, there is a 23 day protocol.

HCG weight loss clinic in Matthews, NC

Another reason for the success of HCG weight loss programs is that once you’ve achieved your weight loss goals, you are aren’t abandoned back to your old eating habits. After completing the program, Conner Clinic will calculate your new metabolic rate. This is done with a finely tuned tool, the same one, in fact, that is used on the television show “The Biggest Loser.” With your newly realized metabolic rate, formulated by this advanced technology, you will know precisely how many calories to eat to maintain your weight and keep your new body in shape.

Like with any drug, you should make sure you are a good candidate for hCG before beginning the hCG weight loss program. Dr. Conner and his staff can guide you through the process of testing this drug with a small dosage. Talk to them as well about side effects that you should be aware of.

Conner Clinic is an experienced hCG weight loss clinic in Matthews, NC that can lead you through this program. Whether you prefer to do the injections yourself or come into the office weekly for support and injections, our office wants to do what’s best for you.

Conner Clinic is the only location in Matthews, NC that offers the advanced technology to calculate your metabolic rate. This simple number can guide your future eating habits, helping you stay fit. Contact our office today to learn more about the highly effective hCG weight loss program.

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Find skilled family doctors in Matthews, NC

Family doctors who have time to spend with each patient and are well-trained are few and far between. Many general practitioners want to be able to spend more time with their patients discussing health issues, but find themselves overburdened and overworked. Reading charts before appointments and making thoughtful diagnoses shouldn’t be a luxury. Dr. Will Conner at Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC are hoping to change that view of medicine with concierge medical care.

Don’t be fooled by the name, family doctors are trained to provide medical care to everyone, regardless of age. Our office in Matthews, NC provides care for the young and old, as well as those in-between. At Conner Clinic, patients are offered a subscription medical practice. This concierge style medical practice means that you have access to your health care team, day or night. Among the services included in the plan are yearly physicals, customized medical reports, and individualized care. It also means a better medical experience.

Conner Clinic offers quality care

As a quality subscription membership practice in Matthews, NC, we understand the value of expert family doctors and how time spent with a skilled family physician ensures that your voice is being heard. Often, patients are rushed through appointments because traditional offices aren’t as able to provide as much one on one time between patient and doctor. Dr. Conner believes in personalized and individual medical care, and so, though the rates may be a bit higher, better quality is a guarantee. Even still, his rates are reasonable. His office also accepts many insurance carriers.

Take advantage of the many services offered through this high quality family practice. Patients at Conner Clinic don’t have to wait by the phone to hear about test results. Our updated and secure online system means you can look up your health records at any time. Additionally, you can make online appointments, email the physician, or get your prescription ordered, all from your computer or other device. Your health shouldn’t be a mystery to you, and we believe quality health care means an open system of communication and that you are never in the dark about a diagnosis.

Family doctors are skilled at helping patients of any age group, so they understand a host of issues, from pediatric to geriatric. Specialized care doesn’t always means individualized care, but at Conner Clinic our goal is to accomplish both care that is specific and care that is personalized. Your health is as important to us as it is to you. With advanced diagnostics and an involved medical staff, trust the family doctor, Dr. Will Conner, at Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC to take the very best care of you.

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Find individualized care in Matthews, NC

Subscription membership practice has in the past been reserved primarily for wealthy clients who could afford medical membership plans, but the landscape of subscription medicine and concierge medicine is changing. Conner Clinic offers concierge style medical care in Matthews, NC, with his affordable subscription membership practice.

Dr. Conner aims to ensure that top notch care is available and affordable to everyone who needs care.

Frustration with a visit to the doctor’s office is nothing new: busy nurses, harried doctors, and a waiting room so jammed-packed that you are afraid the guy coughing next to you is giving you a new reason to come back. Often, the wait can be longer than the appointment with the doctor.

Doctors are no happier with this than the patients they treat. A quality subscription membership ensures that a doctor’s appointment schedule isn’t an assembly line of rushed care, but rather that each appointment is one where the physician has time to listen to the needs of the patient and form a thoughtful diagnosis. This excellent care is available in Matthews, NC, from a doctor who doesn’t want to see his patients treated like they are on an assembly line.

Because Dr. Conner believes in individualized medical care, he makes sure he offers his  services in Matthews, NC at affordable rates, easy to schedule appointments, including same day appointments, and also accepts most insurance. The medical membership plan offered there is inclusive, and membership includes personalized consultations, customized medical reports, advanced diagnostic testing, same day/next day appointments, and 24/7 access to your medical team. You deserve care that is available when you need it.

Subscription membership  practice that is easy to access

With the ever-changing and fast-paced technology of today, waiting on a phone call from a doctor for a test result can seem interminable. We make sure our patients have access to their records so that they can stay informed of their health and health care changes. Conner Clinic privately and securely offers members online access to schedule on-site or virtual appointments, email questions or concerns to their doctor, look up lab results, request prescription refills, or follow their health history.

Ensure you are getting advanced and individualized care from skilled and caring doctors. With our advanced diagnostics and involved medical staff, your health is as much of a concern to us as it is to you. At Conner Clinic, we offer complete family health care, personalized to your individual needs at a rate that makes sense. Regardless of whether you suffer from a chronic disease or are interested in preventative care, find a subscription membership practice in Matthews, NC that can offer you more than a crowded waiting room.

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Information about diagnostic laboratory services

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What are diagnostic laboratory services?

Diagnostic laboratory services include tests done on your blood, urine, or tissues. A technician or doctor examines samples to determine if you are healthy, as well as compare them to previous samples to see how a disease may be developing, or how you are responding to treatment or medication. There are hundreds of diseases and conditions that a lab can test for. Some common ones include STDs like Chlamydia and gonorrhea, allergies, anemia, hepatitis, diabetes, Lyme disease, tuberculoses, pregnancy, various skin conditions, and many kinds of cancer. Anyone, from newborn age onward, can be tested in a laboratory. Your Matthews, NC family practice offers diagnostic laboratory services on-site for all of your medical needs.

Interpreting the lab report

Although your lab technician will explain your results to you, it is good to know how to read a standard lab report. It will first list your name, address, test date, and report date. It will also detail the name of your doctor who authorized the test, the specimen and where it was taken from, the name of the test performed, and the results. Depending on the kind of test, results will either be quantitative, like cholesterol level, or qualitative, like a pregnancy test, in which the result is either yes or no. Having a lab on-site means your results are timely, and that there is greater emphasis on having you understand them, and work with you to provide treatment as needed.

Conner Family Health Clinic

The Conner Family Health Clinic is a membership medical practice located in Matthews, NC. Their office has a staff phlebotomist, who is on site four half days per week for patients who need laboratory work to be done immediately, at the time of their appointment. The lab is CLIA waived, meaning it meets the criteria of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, set in 1988. This means there is a lower chance of errors in the course of laboratory testing because higher standards are met.

Having a CLIA waived lab also means patients can receive rapid strep tests, flu tests, diabetes monitoring, pregnancy tests, and urinalysis with quick results, and then pick up any needed prescriptions or receive treatment that day, all in one location. A phlebotomist is someone who is trained to draw blood, either for donations, research, transfusions, or medical testing. They collect blood mostly from finger sticks and venipuncture, which is the collecting of blood via the veins. Phlebotomists are trained in how to prepare patients for testing, collect samples, store specimens, interpret results, and maintain a clean, safe environment.

As a mebership medical practice, the Conner Family Health Clinic has a number of other benefits, including 24/7 doctors on call, an in-house pharmacy, and an online portal for keeping track of your information and scheduling appointments. The Conner Clinic opened in January of 2005, and prides itself on excellent, individualized patient care.

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What is an abdominal aortic aneurysm screening?

An abdominal aortic aneurysm screening is an important exam that detects if the lower part of the aorta is inflated. If it is ruptured, via an aneurysm, this can cause serious, life-threatening bleeding. An aneurysm develops over time; once it is detected, doctors will monitor it in order to plan surgery as necessary. It is always better to plan surgery than wait for an emergency situation. Your Matthews, NC subscription medical practice offers abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings, and with 24/7 doctors on call, is an excellent resource for this potentially life-threatening condition.

What are the symptoms?

Abdominal aortic aneurysms are hard to detect because they usually grow slowly and without noticeable symptoms. Some aneurysms may never actually rupture, and others start small and do not grow much in size. Thus, screening is vital to help determine how fast the aneurysm is being enlarged. Some symptoms include back pain, deep and constant pain in the abdominal region or the side of the abdomen, and a pulsating sensation near the bellybutton. See your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of the symptoms above. Adults 60 plus years old have a higher risk of developing an abdominal aortic aneurysm, particularly if it runs genetically in their family, or if they smoked. Men are more at risk than females, so healthy men ages 65 to 75 who have never smoked should still have a one-time screening at the least. Symptoms that indicate your aneurysm has actually burst, in which you should seek medical attention immediately, include: a fast pulse, shortness of breath, low blood pressure, nausea and vomiting, sweating, clamminess, dizziness, pain radiation to your back or legs, persistent and intense abdominal or back pain, and a loss of consciousness.

What are the causes?

The direct causes of an abdominal aortic aneurysm are not known, but factors like smoking, infection, and hardening of the arteries can play a role. Using cigarettes and other types of tobacco products leads to high blood pressure and atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of fatty plaques in your arteries. Atherosclerosis then causes the arteries to harden, which increases the likelihood of an aneurysm. Lastly, vasculitis, which is an infection of the aorta, can inflame and weaken the aortic wall, contributing to an aneurysm.

Conner Family Health Clinic

If you think you have an aneurysm forming, or if you meet some of the criteria for it, the Conner Family Health Clinic is a Matthews-based subscription medical practice that offers screenings. A screening for an abdominal aortic aneurysm is done via ultrasound, and as a concierge medical practice, the Conner Family Health Clinic can provide them as frequently as needed, working with your timeline. The clinic was founded in 2005, and offers superior, patient-centric, and individualized care.

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What are travel vaccinations?

Travel vaccinations protect you against viruses specific to certain regions abroad. It is recommended that you receive the yellow fever vaccination before traveling to Africa or South America. You sh

ould receive the shot six weeks or earlier before your trip, but no later than two weeks before your trip. Your Matthews, NC subscription medical practice offers both travel and standard vaccinations. Your doctor may ask you about your destination, activities planned, the length of the trip, your current health, any risks involved with the trip, and prior immunizations. Other travel vaccinations include Japanese encephalitis and poliomyelitis.

Standard vaccinations and allergy testing

Vaccinations are a vital part of your everyday health because they protect you against potentially life-threatening viruses. Standard vaccinations include polio, meningitis, measles, mumps, typhoid, varicella, pertussis, diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, and chickenpox. These are all administered at different schedules. Some, like the flu shot, are given annually because the strain changes year after year. Others, like tetanus, are usually administered during childhood, with booster shots every ten years. Gardasil, which is the vaccine for HPV, is administered as three shots over several months. Vaccinations are part of the annual physical, as well as specific physicals for immigration, sports, and university. Your Matthews, NC subscription medical practice also offers allergy and tuberculosis testing. They have an in-house lab and phlebotomist, as well as a pharmacy for same-day turnaround. Pharmacy staff members are experts in drug interactions and other vital information regarding your prescriptions. If it is your first time at the practice, bring a copy of your past vaccinations so staff know what you are missing.

Conner Family Health Clinic

The Conner Family Health Clinic is located in Matthews, NC and offers numerous benefits to its patients. As a subscription medical practice, individuals pay for better quality service. This includes doctors on call 24/7, mental health screening, wellness and nutrition counseling, same-day and next-day appointments, treatment for minor to moderate injuries, family planning, an HCG weight loss program, Botox treatments, and abdominal aortic aneurisms. With a state-of-the-art facility and online concierge system, diagnostic testing and reporting is far superior, and patients can track their information virtually. Conner Family Health Clinic is a member of the nationally recognized Hallmark Physician Group. Dr. Conner founded the clinic in January of 2005. He finished medical school in 1996 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his residency in Asheville. He worked in eastern North Carolina at a community health clinic for two years, treating migrant farm workers, and also practiced medicine in Haiti, Guatemala, and Africa. The Conner Family Health Clinic excels in individualized, patient-focused care, from travel vaccinations to standard vaccinations and beyond.

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Information about mental health screening

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What is mental health screening?

Mental health screening is an important resource for individuals of any age, gender, or background. Your Matthews, NC subscription medical practice offers mental health screening, and many other comprehensive medical services. Mental health is often not viewed or treated with the same attention as physical health, but is very important.

Mental health screenings are a viable way to help detect potential mental and related physical health conditions. Similar to blood pressure, height, and weight, mental health screenings can help you detect early warning signs, and create a quick and effective route to avoid or treat issues. While you can take screenings online, it is very beneficial to have a doctor on hand that can help you interpret your results, manage your reporting, and obtain the appropriate counseling, medication, or other treatment needed. Some communities may particularly benefit from mental health screening, for example: middle and high school students, college and university students, workplace employees, those in the military, and virtually every other community. The truth is, mental health is something every individual should be cognizant of, and having screenings offered at your practice significantly helps lessen the stigma against talking about mental health. Some more common diagnoses include mood and anxiety disorders, like depression, generalized anxiety disorder, eating disorders, alcohol and substance abuse problems, suicidal thoughts, post-traumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder.

What is a subscription medical practice?

Your Matthews, NC subscription medical practice offers many services and benefits beyond mental health screening. A subscription or concierge medical practice involves paying more for individualized, patient-centric care. Some of the benefits include urgent care for minor to moderate injuries, same-day and next-day appointments, wellness and nutrition consultations, family planning, screenings for abdominal aortic aneurisms, an in-house lab for quick turn-around, an in-house pharmacy for easy prescription pick-ups and refills, a state-of-the-art facility, excelled diagnostic testing and reporting, an HCG-based weight loss program, Botox for wrinkles, migraines, and excessive sweating, an online portal for scheduling and managing appointments, and a virtual concierge to keep track of all of your information.

Conner Family Health Clinic

The Conner Family Health Clinic is located in Matthews, NC and has doctors on call 24/7. The clinic is part of the nationally recognized Hallmark Physician Group. Conner Family Health Clinic is renowned for its individualized, patient-centric care, or which its mental health screenings and support for mental health disorders are excellent. Dr. Conner founded the clinic in January of 2005. He completed medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996, then his residency in Asheville. He worked at a community health clinic in eastern North Carolina for two years to help treat migrant farm workers, and has also practiced medicine in Guatemala, Haiti, and Africa.

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What is a Family Doctor?

A family doctor, also called a general practitioner, is a doctor trained to provide medical services to patients of any age or gender. It is advised that you see your family doctor once per year for standard physicals, evaluations, and vaccinations, as well as to treat any one-off injuries or diagnoses. Your Matthews, NC subscription medical practice has family doctors and an array of concierge medical services.

What Does a Family Doctor Do?

In general, family doctors administer vaccinations, conduct physicals, and provide other treatments and diagnoses as necessary. The normal vaccinations are offered, in addition to less common and travel-related vaccinations, like rabies, encephalitis, meningitis, yellow fever for travel to Africa and South America, and more. Standard physicals include vaccinations, plus checking your vital signs, which includes the functioning of the eyes, ears, throat, joints, thyroid gland, abdomen, height, weight, reflexes, blood pressure, and, for older patients, heart and lung health. Female patients may also have exams related to reproductive health and family planning. Other elements of family practice include counseling, lab work, like for pregnancy, HIV, and other STDs, and nutritional guidance.

Conner Family Health Clinic

The Conner Family Health Clinic in Matthews, NC houses family doctors, and has many benefits over a standard primary care clinic. First, the clinic is subscription-based, meaning members pay a fee for optimum service. This includes: 24/7 communication with a medical team, same-day and next-day appointments, specialty care, better diagnostic testing, personalized medical reporting, a state-of-the-art medical facility, consultations for wellness and prevention, mental health screenings, abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings, and more. Conner Clinic boasts an online space, named virtual concierge, through which clinic members can schedule appointments, email their physician, monitor their health history, request prescription refills, and see their lab results.

The clinic offers an in-house pharmacy, making it easy to pick up your prescriptions. Standard products are offered at a competitive price, and stored in prime condition. It is easy to get refills on your medications because staff members are well educated on dosages, side effects, and interactions with other drugs. For lab work, the clinic has a phlebotomist, a staff member trained to draw blood through venipuncture, on call four half days each week, ensuring patient confidentiality and same-day treatment. The lab is CLIA waived, meaning FDA-cleared. The clinic has an hCG-based weight loss program for patients to obtain long-lasting results via hormone injections.

Lastly, Botox injections are offered at the clinic to help fight migraines, excessive sweating, and wrinkles. Through injections every 12 weeks, up to 9 headaches can be avoided each month. It can reduce sweating for 4 to 6 months when injected under the arms. In summary, the Conner Clinic is renowned for excellent patient care, individualized attention, and superior results.

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What is a Doctor on Call?

A doctor on call is a practitioner who is available for medical counsel and assistance 24/7. At your Matthews, NC subscription medical practice, doctors on call are an excellent way to receive treatment for conditions requiring frequent or immediate care, and also to have top-notch standard medical care.

What does a doctor on call do?

A doctor on call can provide both urgent care and standard care. The doctors at your Matthews, NC subscription-based practice are trained in all standard medical services, including vaccinations, physicals, exams, lab work, diagnoses, treatments, and more. They can also provide urgent care for broken bones, burns, cuts, and other minor to moderate injuries. Many kinds of conditions require frequent or unexpected care, for which a 24/7 doctor is incredibly helpful. Although a subscription based medical practice costs more than a standard primary care clinic, bear in mind that you are paying for individualized care whenever you need it.

Additional benefits of a concierge style medical practice

Beyond doctors on call, there are many more benefits to enrolling in a concierge medical practice. Members can have same-day and next-day appointments, improved diagnostic testing and reporting, access to a state-of-the-art medical facility, consultations on wellness, nutrition, prevention, and family planning, and screenings for mental health and abdominal aortic aneurisms. At the in-house pharmacy, you can easily pick up medications and refills, paying a competitive price, and knowing medications are stored in prime conditions. Staff members at the pharmacy are experts in drug side effects, reactions, and correct dosages. At the lab, the clinic’s phlebotomist can see you four days per week, and provide results same day, much quicker than a standard lab.

In addition, your membership medical practice has many services not offered at primary care clinics. This includes an hCG-based weight loss program through hormone injections. Patients can achieve long-lasting, fast results through simple injections at intervals. The clinic also offers Botox injections to smooth out wrinkles, reduce chronic headaches, and fight against excessive sweating. Injections every 12 weeks have reduced monthly migraines by an average of 9 occurrences, and sweating for 4 to 6 months when injected under the arms. Finally, members of the concierge medical practice can use an online portal to make appointments, get in touch with their doctor, find the results of their lab work and other exams, request refills, and more.

Conner Family Health Clinic

The Conner Family Health Clinic, located in Matthews, NC, boasts doctors on call 24/7. This is vital for treatment of conditions that require frequent or unpredictable care. The Conner Clinic is part of the Hallmark Physician Group, a nationally recognized group of physicians. The clinic is known for its individualized, reliable, and excellent care.

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Learn more about what, how and when to eat for a healthier you! Balancing the food you eat makes your body strong, keeps your mind clear, and help maintains high energy levels. But what is a healthy diet? How often should you eat to keep your body healthy?

Join Conner Clinic and Hallmark MD in our Chat About Wellness™ on September 29th, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 211 W. Matthews St., Suite 102 Matthews, NC 28105 where we will have a discussion about the components of a healthy meal and snack. The best time to eat will be discussed as well. To cap off the discussion, we will also talk about how the food you eat affects your mood, longevity and well-being.

Ginny Cobb, RD, LDN will be the key speaker in this Chat About Wellness™ session. Ginny is a registered dietitian/nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is licensed in the state of North Carolina. She gives counselling to individuals and families and her practice very much focuses on nutrition as an important component of overall health and well-being.

Be involved, be knowledgable and be healthy! Attend this discussion with Ginny Cobb, RD, LDN on Tuesday, September 29th, 6pm to 7pm at 211 W. Matthews St., Suite 102 Matthews, NC 28105.

Call 704-708-4301 for more information. Please RSVP as space is limited to 15 members.

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What is HCG?

HCG for weight loss is a safe and effective service offered by your Matthews, NC membership medical practice. HCG, which stands for human chorionic gonadotropin, is an injectable hormone with many medical uses. A nurse, pharmacist, or doctor can administer hCG, which is injected under the skin and into the muscle underneath. Patients may also be able to self-inject the medicine with their doctor’s permission, and if they are capable of properly using and disposing of needles and syringes.

This membership medical practice offers a program that employs hCG for rapid, long-lasting weight loss that is medically supervised. When combined with a low-calorie diet, weekly injections of hCG can assist patients in losing 20 to 40 pounds over the course of 43 days. The program includes a guidebook of menus and support.

Through the practice’s program, 95% of patients have achieved their weight loss goals successfully. Please note that there is a 23-day requirements for individuals seeking to lose 15 or fewer pounds. After the program ends, your doctor will calculate your new metabolic rate with the state-of-the-art equipment used on The Biggest Loser television show. This allows you to know how many calories to consume per day to maintain your weight.

Precautions

Before using hCG, your doctor will perform an exam to make sure you are a healthy candidate. Patients should consider a dosage adjustment for hCG if they are: allergic to the drug, have a thyroid or adrenal gland disorder, heart or kidney disease, certain kinds of cancers, ovarian cysts, epilepsy, or asthma. Serious but serious side effects include allergic reactions, evidenced by hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the lips, tongue, face, or throat. Another serious side effect is blood clotting.

Contact your doctor as soon as possible or seek emergency medical help if you experience pain, redness, numbness, warmth, or tingling in your arm or leg, or confusion, extreme dizziness, or a severe headache. Finally, some women using hCG have developed overian hyperstimulation syndrome. Symptoms of OHSS include severe pelvic pain, hand or leg swelling, stomach pain and swelling, breath shortness, nausea, or vomiting. Your doctor will let you know of any food, beverages, or activities to avoid while on the medication. Be sure to inform your doctor if you begin any new medications, as well as vitamins, herbal products, or minerals.

Conner Clinic

The Conner Clinic is a family health clinic in Matthews, NC established with the goal of providing patients with compassionate, personalized, and top-notch care from qualified, dedicated staff. Dr. Will Conner founded the clinic in 2005. The clinic offers a wide selection of medical services, including both traditional and innovative medicines and techniques. Contact Conner Clinic to learn more about their hCG weight loss program.

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Botox Medical Uses

Botox injections can be administered to help combat migraines, excessive sweating, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Your Matthews, NC-based membership medical practice specializes in Botox injections, and can advise you on its many uses. Botox is the only preventative treatment for migraines that has been FDA-approved. Candidates must be adults who experience 15 or more headache days per month, in which each lasts for at least 4 hours. Your doctor can inject Botox every 12 weeks to prevent up to 9 headache days per month.

Botox injections are an FDA-approved way to combat excessive sweating, also called hyperhidrosis. Your doctor can inject Botox into several areas in your underarms with little pain or discomfort. Some studies indicate that treatment is also effective in other parts of the body, for example, in the hands and feet, and for post-menopausal woman who experience excessive sweat on the head. Botox works by temporarily blocking the chemical that stimulates the sweat glands. Most patients see results 4 to 5 days after treatment, and they last for 4 to 6 months, sometimes longer. Patients can be retreated as soon as excessive sweating begins again.

Cosmetic Uses

Botox can be injected into the face to combat wrinkles, especially between the eyebrows, across the forehead, crows feet, and laugh lines. It works by targeting the muscles underneath the skin in those areas. First, your doctor will consult with you to discuss your cosmetic goals, and analyze the deepness of wrinkles and quality of your skin. The injections themselves take approximately ten minutes. Pain is minimal, and is described as a pinch. Results are noticeable after 24 to 48 hours. You will not lose your capacity for facial expressions with a doctor who is licensed, trained, and an expert is cosmetic procedures. There is little to no downtime required. Many patients have their injections done over their lunch break, and are able to return to their normal workday or routine almost immediately.

Conner Clinic

The Conner Clinic is a family health clinic established with the goal of providing patients with compassionate, quality care from highly trained, dedicated staff. Dr. Will Conner founded the clinic in 2005 in order to provide a wide selection of medical services, including both traditional and innovative medicines and techniques. Dr. Conner graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical School in 1996, and then worked for 2 years at a North Carolina-based community health clinic, treating migrant farm workers. The many benefits of a membership-based clinic include: advanced care, individualized attention, consultations, executive physicals, 24/7 access to a care team, same day and next day appointments, diagnostic testing, medical reporting, laboratory work, immunizations, physicals, and an in-house pharmacy. Contact Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC to learn more about Botox injections for migraines, excessive sweating, and cosmetic improvements.

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Conner Clinic hosts Chat About Wellness

PRESS RELEASE–There is nothing more precious as your health. It can be costly if you let your health go, so it is best to know as much as you can about how to manage your health. Aside from a balanced diet, exercise is very important in obtaining good health. One exercise that is growing popularity is yoga since almost anyone can do it.

Last August 25, the first Chat About Wellness™ was successfully held with Bettie Shea BA, ML, E-RYT, RYT-500. Ms Shea talked about yoga and its health benefits especially to those who are in their older years or with physical challenges like cancer, MS, and scoliosis. Participants of the first discussion ranges from 32 to 82 years old! This only goes to show that in yoga, age doesn’t matter!

Conner Clinic is a trusted concierge family health clinic in Matthews, N.C. They offer various services that include, but are not limited to, travel vaccinations, HCG weight loss program, lab services, and many others.

Bettie Shea is the owner of Mint Hill Yoga, which specializes in yoga services for seniors and those with physical challenges. The next Chat About Wellness will be led by Ginny Cobb, RD, LDN on September 29 from 6pm to 7pm. The discussion will focus on the topic: “Eating for Energy: What, How and When to Eat.”

To know more about upcoming discussions hosted by Conner Clinic, keep checking http://connerclinic.com for updates.

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Overview

Subscription membership practices offer patients premium care for a recurring membership fee. This ensures enhanced and individual care across an area of medical areas. Your Matthews, NC subscription membership practice offers comprehensive primary care with a huge array of benefits.

Benefits

The benefits of joining your Matthews subscription membership practice include: 24/7 communication with your medical team, executive physicals, travel immunizations, same-day and next-day appointments, an in-house pharmacy, specialty care, improved diagnostic testing, personalized medical reporting, a state-of-the-art medical facility, an hCG weight loss program, Botox, mental health screenings, consultations for wellness and prevention, and more. The clinic also has an online interface, called virtual concierge, in which members can schedule appointments, monitor their health history, email their physician, request prescription refills, and view lab results.

Vaccinations, Pharmacy, Lab, and HCG

Vaccinations offered include yellow fever, meningitis, Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, rabies, polio, and Japanese encephalitis. The clinic offers an in-house pharmacy, which makes it convenient to pick up your prescriptions. Common products are provided at a competitive price, and are stored in optimum conditions. Medication refills are simple, and staff members are well educated on dosing instructions, information about side effects, and product interactions for your prescriptions. Patients in need of lab work can make use of the office phlebotomist, who is on staff four half days per week. This ensures confidentiality and immediate treatment. A phlebotomist is a staff member trained in drawing blood, for example through venipuncture. The lab is CLIA waived, meaning it has been cleared by the FDA. The clinic offers a weight loss program for patients seeking long-lasting results using the hormone hCG.

Botox

Botox injections are offered to help with migraines, wrinkles, and excessive sweating. Injecting Botox every 12 weeks can prevent up to 9 headaches per month, but this service is only recommended for adults with 15 or more headaches every month, in which each one lasts 4 hours or longer. Botox can also be used cosmetically to fight off wrinkles. Botox can reduce excessive sweating for 4 to 6 months through underarm injections, with little pain or discomfort. Injections take 10 minutes, and you can immediately return to your normal routine. It is important, especially cosmetically, to make sure your doctor is versed in Botox administration, which is guaranteed at your subscription membership practice.

Summary

The Conner Family Health Clinic is located in Matthews, NC, and is integrated with the Hallmark Physician Group, a nationally recognized group of accredited physicians, staff members, and facilities. With a focus on personal wellness and treatment, the Conner Family Health Clinic is lauded as a leading patient-centered, subscription membership practice. The Conner Family Health Clinic is renowned for its excellent patient care. Staff members are fluent in English, French, and Spanish to better assist patients.

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Overview of Matthews Membership Practice

A membership medical practice means that the patient pays a subscription for their primary care in order to ensure that it is top-notch. Also called membership practice and  is a concierge style of primary care, this service helps ensure enhanced, individualized, and direct care. The concierge medical practice in your Matthews, NC area offers you more time with your physician, advanced care, personalization, better testing and reporting, an advanced medical facility, and many other benefits.

Member

Your local membership medical practice offers comprehensive primary care, specializing in the management of chronic medical problems. Member services include 24/7 communication with your care team, travel immunizations, same-day and next-day appointments, executive physicals, the coordination of specialty care, personalized medical reporting, a state-of-the-art medical facility, advanced diagnostic testing, and consultations for wellness and prevention. They also boast a streamlined online interface, through which members can schedule appointments, request prescription refills, monitor their health history, email their physician, and see lab results.

Pharmacy

The clinic offers an in-house pharmacy, which makes it convenient to pick up your prescriptions. Common products are provided at a competitive price, and are stored in optimum conditions. Medication refills are simple, and staff members are well educated on dosing instructions, information about side effects, and product interactions for your prescriptions.

Lab Work

Patients in need of lab work can make use of the office phlebotomist, who is on staff four half days per week. This ensures confidentiality and immediate treatment. The lab is CLIA waived, meaning it has been cleared by the FDA.

Botox

Botox injections are offered to help combat migraines, wrinkles, and excessive sweating. Your doctor can inject Botox every 12 weeks to help fight chronic migraines, preventing up to 9 headaches per month. Please note that this service is only approved for adults who experience 15 or more headaches per month, each lasting 4 hours or more. Botox can also be injected to fight off crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and laugh lines. Lastly, Botox can reduce excessive sweating for 4 to 6 months through a series of injections under the arms. This causes little to no pain, and results are noticeable starting 4 to 5 days after treatment.

Summary

With a passion for community service, the Conner Family Health Clinic is consistently recognized for excellent patient care. In addition to English, many staff members are also fluent in Spanish and French, to better assist you. The Conner Family Health Clinic is located in Matthews, NC, and is integrated with the Hallmark Physician Group, a nationally recognized group of accredited physicians, staff members, and facilities. With a focus on personal wellness and treatment, the Conner Family Health Clinic is lauded as a leading patient-centered, membership medical practice.

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