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Frequently asked questions about subscription membership practice

What is subscription membership practice?

Subscription membership practice is a system in which a primary care clinic limits the number of patients it accepts in order to devote more care to each patient. To access its services, you pay an annual fee to the clinic. A subscription membership practice should offer a wide variety of basic services. Another name for it is concierge medicine.

How much does it cost?

Different plans have different annual fees, but the best subscription membership practices offer discounts for additional family members.

What are the benefits?

It makes medical services much, much more convenient. Consider what you have to go through just for a routine checkup — taking time (often half a day or more) out of your workday, spending hours in the waiting room surrounded by people who really are sick (and possibly contagious) and finally getting about ten minutes with the actual doctor. And of course there’s the fact that you might not get an appointment within the week, which is much worse if you’re actually sick.

With subscription medicine, you get an appointment on the same day or the next day. You spend less time in the waiting room and more time in the doctor’s office. The convenience of subscription membership practice makes regular checkups easier to arrange, which in turn makes preventative care easier, allowing you to detect minor medical problems before they become major ones.

Subscription membership practice in Matthews, NC

Dr. Conner and the Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC, offer a subscription membership practice. 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 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. Dr. Conner’s clinic offers pediatric care, travel vaccinations, medical and cosmetic BOTOX, HCG weight loss (the real thing, not the dubious stuff sold online or over-the-counter), an in-house pharmacy, diagnostic lab services, aortic aneurysm screenings, gynecological exams, and mental health screenings and treatment.

The Conner Clinic is part of the Hallmark MD Private Care Group and 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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