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Danesha Howard, FNP-C
Board Certified, Family Medicine, 15 years of experience
What makes you passionate about being a healthcare provider? My baby brother was born with & still lives with medical conditions; therefore, I saw firsthand the impact that providers have on patients, families & communities. This drives my passion to provide excellent healthcare to all, because everyone deserves compassionate, holistic care. Over the last 15 years in healthcare, I have loved showing my patients how much I care through exceeding expectations, empowering, and educating them. In your opinion, what should be the role of a primary care provider for a patient, taking into account both physical health and behavioral health needs? The role of the primary care provider is to partner with the patient to help them reach their healthcare goals. Holistically, this considers the patient's physical, mental, spiritual & environmental aspects that impact their health. As a primary care provider, we treat and help prevent a wide range of physical and mental health disorders while also ensuring continuum of care through collaboration with other members of the patient’s healthcare team. Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time? I’m a wife and mom of 2 that loves hanging around family and seeing the world from various perspectives. I welcome families and diverse backgrounds in my practice too! I like to swim, dance, cook, travel & experience new things including different cultures in my free time.

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Provider Information

  • All providers are board-certified

  • All providers are Primary Care Providers and are able to offer treatment for a very wide variety of conditions, including illnesses, colds, coughs, and flu, COVID, insomnia, sleep apnea,  diabetes, hypertension, and much more. You can see a complete list here.

  • Controlled substance treatments are not available for patients residing in GA, OH, MI, or NC. After a thorough medical intake (which may include a preventative exam or records received), medications can be prescribed including Strattera, Qelbree, Clonidine, Guanfacine, Adderall, Concerta, and Ritalin.

  • While providers are not psychiatrists, they are able to evaluate and treat mental health issues including ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression

  • You can message your provider via the Circle Medical care team in our secure in-app chat on your mobile device

Pharmacy Questions

  • Circle Medical is a fully-licensed medical practice

  • Most pharmacies are able to fill prescriptions sent by our providers

  • We recommend going to a pharmacy where you are already an established patient, if possible

  • Please note that there is an ongoing nationwide shortage of many common ADHD medications, so many pharmacies may be out of stock

  • The decision to fill prescriptions is often up to the discretion of the individual pharmacist


Recommended Pharmacies:

  • Bartell Drugs

  • Costco

  • Duane Reade

  • Fred Meyer

  • Giant Eagle

  • HEB

  • OptumRX

  • QFC

  • Rite Aid

  • Walgreens

  • Walmart

Appointment Details and Costs

Details:

  • Initial intake appointments are 30 minutes, 40 for an Annual Wellness Exam

  • 2nd appointment: 20 mins, includes ADHD assessment part 2

  • For starting treatment that includes a ontrolled substance as part of your treatment plan, we require proof of an Annual Wellness Exam (AWE) within the last year, or one performed with Circle Medical, before starting a treatment plan

  • We do this in order to ensure we have a full picture of the health and wellbeing of our patients

  • We are not able to see or treat patients under the age of 18

  • You may submit any previous ADHD and AWE records prior to your appointment for your provider to review


Costs:

  • Costs may vary widely based on your particular insurance plan

  • In 2022, more than 75% of Circle Medical patients with insurance paid $35 or less per appointment

  • AWEs are typically 100% covered by most insurance plans

  • Cash pay costs (without insurance):
      • 1st appointment: $150
      • 2nd appointment: $100
      • Annual Wellness Exam: $100
      • Follow-up appointments: $100 ea

  • Circle Medical does not determine the price of any prescribed treatments, if determined to be clinically appropriate, and those may vary widely depending on your insurance plan and choice of pharmacy

Locations

Circle Medical is currently available for telemedicine appointments in 32 states:

  • AZ

  • CA

  • CO

  • CT

  • DC

  • FL

  • GA

  • IL

  • IA

  • KY

  • MA

  • MD

  • ME

  • MI

  • MN

  • NC

  • NJ

  • NM

  • NV

  • NY

  • OH

  • OK

  • OR

  • PA

  • SC

  • TN

  • TX

  • UT

  • VT

  • VA

  • WA

  • WI


We have clinics in:

  • Beverly Hills, CA

  • San Francisco, CA

  • New York,  NY


More opening soon!

How to contact us

The fastest and easiest way to get in touch with our care team or your provider is through our in-app chat.

Our secure app-based chat is 100% HIPAA-compliant, which is required for us to be able to discuss patient-related health issues.

Insurance

  • Most PPO insurance plans accepted

  • Medicare accepted

  • We are NOT able to see patients on Medicaid or MediCal

  • You will verify your insurance as part of booking your appointment

  • We are not able to treat patients under the age of 18


Costs with insurance vary by plan. We will provide an estimate based on your plan verification results.

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We are trusted by over 50,000 patients every month. Here's what they have to say.

My experience with Circle has been great. The first, and my current provider is very caring and understanding. From my first appointment until now I was able to talk to her without feeling like my words were falling on deaf ears. I've already recommended Circle to my friend and I would reommend that anyone who needs any help shouldn't hesitate and make the right choice. It's nice to be able to say that!

Adison

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Dana

So easy and EXCELLENT providers. Have been so very thankful for this service. It’s truly improved my life.

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The process to schedule was easy, appointments were available quickly, and the practitioner was thorough, friendly, professional, and compassionate.

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I recommend Circle Medical to everyone. Before it would take 6 months to make an appointment, then I'd have to take a day off work, it would take 4 hours to go through and see the doc. Between driving there, checking in, waiting in the big waiting room, then the small waiting room, seeing the MA then finally the doc, it would be a huge day-eating event. Circle Medical makes it so easy! I don't need to take a day off work, no waiting in waiting rooms, same day appointments, you can't beat it!

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I love my provider. She is always on time, very knowledgeable about the medications and my condition and always answers all my questions.

TJ

Extremely responsive to concerns, rapid response to customer service issues.

Penny

Very professional service, extremely convenient and has greatly improved my life. Saves me very intimidating visits to regular doctors that don’t take into consideration modern day issues or considerations. I feel taken care of but also understood.

Precious

I appreciate how simple it is to connect with a provider. Mine has been a pleasure to work with and she has met all of my needs. I’m so glad I found Circle Medical.

Aaron

I’ve used several online platforms for various medical needs over the last few years, and Circle has been the most comprehensive, as well as pairing me with an excellent provider who actually listens to my issues and concerns as well as taking into consideration what I think would work for me, and not just putting me on random medications to see what may or may not work. I felt listened to and respected, and believe my provider actually wants to help instead of just getting paid and speeding through our appointment.

Denisse

Always easy to get a convenient appointment. Very accurate. This is the future of healthcare.

Leo

The providers are very empathetic and I always feel comfortable discussing my issues.

Dira

Very convenient. I was shocked that I could get inexpensive mental health services so quickly. Very pleased.

Marina

I have had a hard time with my primary care physician helping me explore ADHD treatment. I was not sure where else to turn. This was so easy and uses my insurance.

Adalynn

My clinician is amazing. I appreciate being able to move through my treatment online and to see tangible results because of her care.

Amber

This system, the efficiency, and care behind it is the best that I have come across. I have been uncomfortable addressing issues like ADD and ADHD as an adult, so I put this off for years. My provider has already helped in 2 sessions and I started my prescription within days. I have to say, I am already feeling better simply taking the initial steps. A big thanks to this team!

Madalynn

This service is incredibly convenient and the appointment availability is wonderful. If I have an issue a PCC responds to my messages very quickly and the providers (if needed) do as well. I cannot think of a single thing that would make this a better experience for me!

Gina

I’ve had an amazing experience. I liked how I was able to read up on the providers to find the right fit for me. The one I chose is absolutely the right fit and has worked with me to find the correct dosage of medication.

Sandoval

This service allowed me to be evaluated and seek a diagnosis that I had been meaning to for years, but wasn't able to manage as it was cost prohibitive. Having received a diagnosis that confirmed what I suspected has helped lead to improvements in my life, which I appreciate.

Caitlyn

Quick, kind and professional in communicating with me.

Jerry

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Anabelle

I always feel heard and comfortable during my appointments.

Marvin

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Mike

I have ADHD and this format of meeting with providers is very ADHD friendly. It makes it easy to make appointments and the reminds and app are helpful.

Adalyn

It has been fast and easy. The clinicians are great and I found my primary care through this. I love how they are even knowledgeable about LGBTQ+ stuff which is exactly what I've been looking for.

Emerson

No matter where I live or move to with my job, I can see my provider on Circle. I’ve been using Circle for over a year and absolutely love them.

Remi

I have already referred friends! Absolutely amazing team of providers, very convenient, and very easy to work with.

Mylee

They have made this service so easy and convenient. Communication is thorough, and their team of professionals are polite, efficient, compassionate, and clearly passionate about their work.

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This service is amazing and the provider I am working with is friendly and very personable. I will tell everyone about Circle Medical!

Amaya

Because they get right to the main issues. Most doctors I have seen go through a trial and error diagnosis that goes on for a year or more.

Marlee

I have had nothing but a good experience with my provider. I have been able to get the help I need and have been able to regain control of my life.

Owla

It is so difficult to access mental health care services right now especially for ADHD, so far I have received immediate and responsive care that has already improved my quality of life, thank you.

Eric

Everything about the service and the people have been great. Always on time, nice to speak with, and they answer every question

Anika

I have already referred friends to Circle for mental health treatment. It's been life-changing for me.

Celia

It’s very easy to use and my practitioner is very attentive, responsive, and easy to talk to.

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I have recommended to several friends. The process, UI, and providers are very quick and caring. It is perhaps the easiest to use system I’ve ever seen. I highly highly recommend the organization.

Zeke

I love how easy the app is to use and how Circle Medical makes healthcare accessible to everyone.

Kim

My provider is honestly the best I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. Her “bedside manner” and the amount of care and concern she has for her patients (and patients as real humans, not just numbers) is beyond compare.

Ryan

I really appreciate the personalized care. I live in a rural area where healthcare is hard to come by.

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