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Melanie McKinley, PA-C
Board Certified, Family Medicine, 29 years of experience
Tell us what makes you passionate about being a healthcare provider. I have been a Certified Physician Assistant since 1994 and I take great pleasure and pride in the opportunity to help people achieve their health goals and live their best lives. 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? Access to primary care is essential for each patient to best achieve their goals for physical and emotional well being. Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time? When not working I enjoy spending time with my husband, children and grandchildren. We enjoy get togethers, cooking, travel, gardening, exercise and watching college football.

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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.

Circle Medical has been absolutely amazing to me. I have been a patient at Circle Medical for about 7 months now and the experience has just been awesome. From day 1 I have been welcomed with open arms. I do telehealth visits right in the comfort of my own home, how convenient is that, and for me it's perfect because I am a pediatric nurse and I'm always having a busy day / schedule. So that worked out perfect. I was even given the opportunity to pick my own provider and I must say I picked the absolute best provider in the world she Is awesome so sweet and comforting and motivating.

Jovanni

Providers are really engaged and show lots of interest on helping me get on track with any issues.

Pablo

Wonderful experience. I feel heard. The virtual visit with the PCP has been so positive. I feel I've gotten better care than I have had in my past in person visits.

Steph

I love that I don’t have to leave my house to have a checkup. I also feel the provider was very thorough and questioned me about my health and answered any questions I had. Explained everything very well to me that I understood. I felt very comfortable talking with her and feel like I’m in great hands. Thank you!

Allisson

My provider has been really attentive. When I reached out for customer support on what I thought were side effects of a new medication, I received replies promptly.

Shelby

Convenient for a busy wife, mom, teacher, and grad student lifestyle. Helps me put my own health first.

Selina

Didn’t feel like my last doctor's appointments. My provider felt genuinely compassionate about helping me manage my life obstacles with my ADHD. Was skeptical at first but so glad I made the decision. Super affordable for the quality of care.

Justin

Well, Circle Medical has changed my life! I love Circle Medical because you have a plethora of providers available within a click of a button! Thank you!

Sonia

Love the convenience and privacy!

Kim

I think you guys are just wonderful. Very professional and responsible prescribing prescribing practices. I also really like my provider; she is compassionate and personable. I think Circle Medical eases the uncomfortability and takes the stigma away regarding ADHD. Also the online support if I have any questions or concerns is remarkably efficient and so quick to respond, even on weekends and after hours. Thank you guys!

Phoebe

The turnaround time to get an appointment and see a provider was so quick and easy; everything is setup with the neurodivergent brain in mind from the way the app is designed to appointment reminders and calendar syncing. My provider made me feel heard and she kept our appointment focused on the task at hand (so important for adhd minds!)

Jenna

The staff that looks out for me...cares for me! I feel they have a very genuine concern for my wellbeing! That means the world to me. It's not just a quick face-time chat, or that feeling of ever being rushed, I truly feel my provider, who's been with me for some time now, actually cares about my health and how best to keep me in the great shape I am now!

Katie

Very easy to schedule and wonderful provider who listens to my concerns.

Greg

It has been a good experience for me. If I have any friends or family members who are looking for ADHD help, I will recomment Circle Medical.

Reginald

Circle Medical Team members care about their patients, provide outstanding services, and deliver services timely and efficiently.

Andres

Best and easiest onboarding to start out and schedule. The provider was so amazing and the best I have had. Asked questions others have not. Customer service via chat was great as well. Fast and efficient. Couldn’t recommend enough.

Cassidy

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.

Lillianna

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

The provider I was with was very professional, on time and took my requests/issues seriously and paid attention to me during the meeting. Many experiences with doctors, it seems like they aren't even listening and most likely drawing pictures on their note pads instead of treating you like an individual.

Amir

This has been the most helpful medical resource I’ve discovered. Quality providers, good service and factual conversation. I am very pleased.

Marlee

The convenience is amazing. I can always find an appointment with the same person at a time that works best for my schedule. Also, I love the ability to text questions whenever I want. I get answers within the same day. Sometimes in an hour. It feels like a concierge service. I can call whenever I want. Make an appointment when I want, and get quick answers to all of my questions.

Seamus

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

Tom

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

Simple and easy. My PCP is absolutely amazing, super helpful, kind and understanding. It was also very affordable and convenient.

Lee

I can take the appointment anywhere. I couldn’t find a psychiatrist nearby and resorted to virtual. Circle Medical is a doctor in your pocket and I love it. I love my provider too.

Demarcus

Great group of providers. They have been great and quick to answer. I love the fact that in today's world we can do this on the phone. It’s convenient for everyone.

Julio

As someone who has ADHD, simply setting up an account on the site was so easy. You can tell that this was made with neurodivergent people in mind. Things are just SIMPLE.

Edwin

Amazing care with exceptional convenience! Telehealth should be much more mainstream. I'm very glad to have found Circle Medical.

Kimberly

This has been a great experience! My provider actually listens to me & helps to come up with solutions to my complaints. I would absolutely recommend this service.

Owen

I appreciated the swift, clear assistance I got with Circle Medical. I liked that I could be evaluated and treated from home.

Aliza

Video appointments save a ton of time. All the providers have been very friendly, prompt and informative.

Jamir

The Circle Medical team works together to serve patient requests and needs promptly, courteously, and efficiently. I feel very fortunate to be a patient and count on support for my medical needs.

Felix

The scheduling experience is really easy. The provider I chose was on time and she was great. She listened well and I didn't feel rushed or judged. Even though the journey to ask ADHD diagnosis has been a bit scary and anxiety inducing, I left the appointment feeling pretty good about everything.

Leland

Everyone has been absolutely wonderful to work with. Genuine, resolves my concerns and intelligent. Thank you!

Dave

Very easy to schedule appointments, communication and doctors notes are the best I’ve ever experienced. My provider is very easy to talk to and always reminds me he’s just a message away in case I ever need him.

Joshua

Simple and easy. My PCP. Is absolutely amazing, super helpful, kind and understanding. It was also very affordable and convenient and worked well with my insurance.

Talan

So easy to work with and around my busy schedule. My provider is amazing and I am loving the medical care that I am receiving.

Nathanael

My provider is very thorough and thoughtful. She takes her time and listens to her patients. While healthcare seems to have become a factory-like business, Circle Medical provides patient-centered care, in a concierge-like manner. I’m very happy!

Aria

Everything is very easy to use and convenient. Everyone I have interacted with from Circle has been so nice and helpful as well.

Sarah

The providers have been exceptionally responsive and giving me great advice. I can get an appointment often within hours if I need something urgently.

Lindy

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