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How a subscription membership practice works

A subscription membership practice is another name for concierge medicine or retainer medicine. This is a growing trend in the American medical marketplace. Patients pay a recurring membership fee and get comprehensive primary care with lab tests, basic medication and other amenities included.

This makes medical care much easier to access. Normally you’d take half a day or a full day of absence from work just so you or your child could have a ten-minute visit with the doctor. In a subscription membership practice, the appointment is made at your convenience, often the same day or the next day. Despite spending less time in the hospital, patients in a subscription membership practice spend more time visiting and talking with their doctor.

This also means each doctor sees fewer patients. If you happen to be one of those patients, you get the attention you need, and the doctor is more likely to remember the particulars of your medical situation. This sort of medicine was once only available for the richest Americans, 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. People who join 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 refills on their prescriptions, view diagnostic 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.
  • Gynecological exams.
  • Mental health screenings and treatment.
  • An in-house pharmacy which provides quick and hassle-free medication refills.
  • Travel vaccinations for those planning international travel.
  • BOTOX treatments for wrinkles, migraines and excess sweating.
  • Aortic aneurysm screenings.
  • An HCG weight loss program which (unlike online or over-the-counter HCG) uses medicine of guaranteed quality and the FDA-approved Medgem.

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 see 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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