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Mae Carmela Altavas, FNP-C
Board Certified, Family, 9 years of experience
Tell us what makes you passionate about being a healthcare provider. Being a healthcare provider is a very rewarding profession because it allows me to make a difference in the lives of my patients and their families. I am passionate about meeting new people and understanding how I can contribute to the improvement of their health and well-being. I genuinely enjoy educating my patients and empowering them to achieve their health goals. 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 primary role of the primary care provider is to be a patient advocate and provide the best care to the patient. Building a therapeutic alliance with the patient is vital in the provider-patient relationship as the patient and provider work together to achieve the treatment goals. In working with patients, it is very important to listen to what the patient needs because, many times, the provider's goal and the patient's goals are not the same. In providing patient-centered care, listening to the patient’s needs and goals are fundamental to promoting patient compliance. Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time? I am currently completing my post-master’s degree in psychiatric mental health. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, listening to music, and doing yoga.

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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.

I referred a friend just yesterday. The reason why is I went through 5 other similar companies before I found this one that checks every box plus extra credit.

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My provider is so thoughtful in her questions and thoroughly listens and takes the time to come up with a plan that works for ME. There is no one-size-fits-all, and as a mother of five as well as a small business owner, this rings especially true. With Circle Medical you can expect them to take their time (but not too much! Convenience is key in 2022!) and tailor an individual plan suited perfectly for you. You can expect them to care about you as a person and not a number. I am so thankful I found Circle Medical but especially during these busy times.

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The practitioners are very knowledgeable, trustworthy, understanding, kind & they listen! I have been using Circle Medical for almost a year & I highly recommend it! :-)

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It is nice to fit medical appointments into my life. I don’t have to take hours off of work to get quality healthcare. My provider listens to me and is very thoughtful and takes my overall health into consideration during every discussion.

Mya

Access and personal connection. The three providers I interacted with seem to have gone out of their way to make things easy for me. It was a seamless experience from assessment/consultation, labs, and medications; it all just worked. As an NP I now know I want to work for an organization like Circle.

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I receive a higher level of interaction and care from my provider at Circle than I did from the PCP I had for many years at another clinic. I feel like I have an advocate in my health journey.

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It has provided me services that would be difficult to obtain otherwise, all from the comfort of my home.

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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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This service is life-changing, it made getting the medication that I need so much easier and has over all improved my quality of life without hassle.

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My provider is attentive and knowledgeable. Her team is responsive, I really feel like I receive the same quality of care as if it were in person. Appointments are readily available.

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I have recommended Circle Medical to two friends and they both have used and are happy with their experience as well.

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As a person with ADHD, going to the doctor in person can be really difficult. I used to put off making appointments because it felt like too many steps and I'd go without seeing a doctor for a few years at a time. Circle Medical allows me to access quality care from home and I never miss my appointments thanks to this convenience.

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Gigi

I could not believe that I got an appointment for ADHD within hours. I had a terrible time trying to get an appointment with the group my insurance recommended. The health practitioner is knowledgeable and kind, and I feel like I'm getting both good physical and psychological support.

Alexis

I have gotten my entire family to switch over to Circle. It’s extremely convenient and has great providers.

Natasha

My provider has been so kind, validating, and understanding. She’s helped me understand my ADHD and treat it.

June

Circle is so easy to use! The reminders for appointments are very convenient. I tried to make appointments to be medicated for years and the nature of my disorder made it feel impossible. I genuinely feel like having such convenient and consistent access to a provider changed my life. The provider I see was so patient and understanding of my hesitation to be medicated, she explained every step of the process, and helped me find an option that worked for me. I’m experiencing relief for the first time from symptoms I’ve had my entire life because of this program.

Jaydon

Simple and straightforward process, from home. The provider was more patient and attentive than I am accustomed to at my regular doctor.

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The app is easy to navigate and book appointments. Also being able to reschedule is great for someone like myself who works on call and has a difficult time keeping appointments.

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Convenient, the app is easy to use and navigate, I love my provider. Our meetings are efficient, and she's been able to assist me with health-related issues outside of what I sought out the app for. I absolutely want to keep using Circle Medical for many years to come and have recommended it to friends and family.

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The service and care that I have received has been beyond exceptional. I already have and will continue to recommend friends to Circle Medical.

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