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Machelle Dotson, PA-C
Board Certified, Family Medicine , 16 years of experience
What makes you passionate about being a healthcare provider? I find personal satisfaction with making a difference in others lives. I feel it is important to help others and as a health care provider it is a privilege to do so. 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? My roll as a primary care provider is to provide preventive care and teach healthy lifestyle choices. Identify and treat common medical conditions, both physical and behavioral. It is important to meet people where they are and to help them with meeting their needs. Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time? I enjoy traveling and exploring. Outdoor adventures bring me joy and in my free time I can be found on the river, in the mountains or on a beach with my dog, Lucy.

Currently treating patients in:

California, Oregon, and Washington

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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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The providers are very knowledgeable, friendly and available. I’ve met with multiple providers, never had any issues.

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My practitioner was extremely friendly and empathetic, and an expert at ADHD and ADD so he knew exactly how to help me and with questions to ask.

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