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Subscription medicine

What is a subscription membership practice?

Also called concierge medicine, it is a growing trend in the American medical marketplace. Patients who take advantage of this are given premium care in exchange for a recurring membership fee. This makes medical care much more convenient to access. It eliminates the long stays in waiting rooms that can result in half a day or a full day of absence from work just so you or your child can have a ten-minute visit with the doctor. By making preventative care easier to access, subscription medicine helps keep small medical problems from escalating into larger, more expensive and more dangerous problems.

Despite spending less time in the hospital as a whole, patients in a subscription membership practice spend more time visiting and talking with their doctor. The only downside to this, from the point of view of accessibility, is that it means each doctor sees fewer patients. The upside, if you happen to be one of those patients, is that the doctor is able to give each patient the attention he or she deserves, and is more likely to remember the particulars of his or her medical situation. Subscription medicine was once only available for the very rich, but is now bringing quality primary care within reach of ordinary families.

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.

A former Peace Corps volunteer, Dr. Conner has assembled a medical staff from many parts of the world. His clinic offers a variety of medical services, including:

  • Pediatric care.
  • Travel vaccinations for those planning international travel.
  • BOTOX treatments for wrinkles, migraines and excess sweating.
  • An HCG weight loss program which (unlike online or over-the-counter HCG) uses medicine of guaranteed quality and the FDA-approved Medgem.
  • An in-house pharmacy which provides quick and hassle-free medication refills.
  • Laboratory services that can perform a variety of tests.
  • Aortic aneurysm screenings.
  • Gynecological exams.
  • 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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