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Franchesca Ali, FNP-C
Board Certified, Family Medicine, 4 years of experience
What makes you passionate about being a healthcare provider? I am most passionate about being able to connect and build long term relationships with my patients. As a healthcare provider it brings me joy to provide patients comfort and care knowing their healthcare needs will be addressed. 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? Primary Care Providers should really understand their patients' diverse medical needs. They are the person they turn to in order to prevent certain chronic conditions and to manage things that may come up in their daily lives. The PCP-patient relationship is an important one, and every patient should have that provider they feel comfortable with. Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time? I am a warm, compassionate person who loves to laugh and socialize. In my spare time I love to check out local food festivals, explore green spaces in NYC, and travel the world.

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Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York

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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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Easy access, no run around. Blown off by at least 3 different doctors before finding Circle and my diagnosis/treatment has immensely improved my life.

Micaela

My primary care providers were a half hour away so I’d have to take 2 hours off work just to visit then. Being able to see a provider virtually on Circle Medical saves me a lot of time

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I love the app. Excellent. You could book on an appt early or on weekends. The provider I work with is knowledgeable, friendly, compassionate and very supportive and thorough!!!

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I have recommended Circle Medical 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.

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So far I've had same day or next day appointment scheduling. Questions are answered same day or next day. The patient care coordinators and the providers have given me the most respectful, professional and attentive care I have ever received. Well run organization. 5 stars.

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I found an amazing provider on Circle, she really cares about my wellbeing and listens to me, and we even have some laughs! I truly appreciate her and I know that she truly cares! Thank you! ❤

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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

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Ana

Because the doctors are very professional and also they have compassion unlike others in the past

Jared

The providers have been wonderful, appointments are easy and always on time. The staff is quick and very responsive in chat.

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Circle Medical has ALWAYS helped me solve whatever health issue I’ve brought to them! There has never been a time I’ve left an appointment dissatisfied. As a fat individual with preexisting health issues, it is usually hard to find medical providers that actually listen to what I have to say rather than attributing everything to weight. It feels amazing to be heard and validated!

Boston

The provider was pleasant to work with and made me feel comfortable to talk about my symptoms. The whole process was very easy and stress free.

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Very accessible healthcare that strives to meet patients where they're at. Love my provider and always have the option to see other providers when she's not available.

Konner

They are fast to respond an a great flexible appointment times and they actually listen to your concerns an help you!!

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It’s just easy for a working mom in between calls when I have about 20 mins or so to actually care for myself and my health right from home.

Jess

They respond to your chat so fast. Excellent customer service. Above and beyond.

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I felt seen and heard when I talked to the provider. I did try a couple of the competitors and I could tell they were just going through the motions. The provider I am working with is great, personable, and made me feel really comfortable.

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My experience with Circle Medical has been fantastic! I’ve had multiple referrals that just lead me back to the beginning, and with Circle I was able to circumvent those, experiencing speedy and professional treatmet. I owe my quality of life to Circle.

Keira

I love my primary care, I have been finally taking care of my health and they have given me the tools for it. I love ease of the app and the assistance from care coordinators.

Layne

I have an amazing provider. She understands my ADHD and depression better than any other provider/doctor/therapist I've ever had a session with in person. She's helped me out of one of my most difficult times with her assessments and kept me on track thanks to the ease of communication and accessibility of Circle. I honestly wouldn't be here today without Circle or my provider.

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After struggling with finding a doctor and navigating appointment management systems and nebulous cost expectations, Circle was a breath of fresh air that gave me a clear path towards getting care and getting everything else out of the way.

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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 provider I chose is absolutely the right fit and has worked with me to find the correct dosage of medication.

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I love my provider. He is very thorough and is easy to get ahold of.

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It's very convenient and really knowledgeable staff.

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Convenient, knowledgeable doctors, and the screen makes me more comfortable asking questions and sharing more personal information.

Justus

Super easy to schedule. Practitioners seem to care about the patient and aren’t judgemental about patient’s complaints/symptoms.

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It's easy to schedule an appointment. My practitioner is helpful, dedicated & tenacious in her pursuit to help me manage my condition.

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I LOVE my practitioner from Circle Medical. She is caring and careful. She adjusts my meds as needed. She has made a difference in my health and wellbeing.

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Very convenient, and knowledgeable providers. I need monthly appointments with my current prescriptions. My provider is friendly and makes the process a breeze. I don’t have to leave home.

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I found the medical expertise to be fantastic! I've been treated by three different providers, all of whom were very caring. They take their time, you never feel rushed. They all have made me feel as I I was their only patient to care for. Truly a great organization of medical professionals. Thank you!

Karlie

It's been a great platform so far. The response time and availability of the team have been the best.

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I had struggled to find a primary care provider near where I live as I live in a very rural area and I found this via Google search and could not be happier with the service I have received since. Appointments available next day, easy app to use and friendly staff. Highly recommend!!

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My provider is absolutely amazing. Very compassionate, listens, provides feedback, and takes her time. I feel very comfortable and confident with my care.

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