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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.

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.

Ron

Circle Medical is super-convenient, respectful of your time, and far superior to long waits and far-off scheduling with in-person doctors. I am super glad I discovered this.

Terrell

An extremely caring company, very responsive and went above and beyond when I was in crisis. Cannot recommend them enough!! Keep up the great work.

Zayne

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

Kyle

Quick, knowledgeable, and professional service. Easy to use and much, much faster than in-person visits.

Charlie

Well I saw the reviews. Also importantly it was a virtual appointment. Working for a school district where there is a shortage of substitutes is makes it difficult at times to take off and go to a doctor in person. This was so much more convenient for me.

Erin

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

Kolby

After struggling with finding a provider 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.

Aileen

I love the convenience of the app. My provider is wonderful. I feel like I’m receiving the best care I’ve ever received.

Coleman

I'm having a great experience with Circle Medical. They schedule appointments quickly, show up to the video calls on time and take your issues seriously. I feel heard. My treatment is working! Looking forward to continuing to work with Circle.

Erin

Circle Medicine has been a godsend for me because in my rural area there are not enough primary care physicians. I've had 5 PCPs in 4 years because they keep leaving. When I couldn't get a timely appointment with a new PCP, Circle Medical helped me, with care and concern. I highly recommend Circle Medical. I'm getting better care and health conversation with my provider than I did in person!

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This was super easy to use and understand I could do this in the comfort of my own home. I am very happy with the change that is coming in my life because of Circle Medical.

Kelly

This app met me on my level for my neurodivergent needs, didn't keep me waiting, and has really kind and professional medical staff.

Kanesha

Easy process for booking, very helpful chat feature, they able to take care of pretty much everything including preauthorization with my provider.

Ernesto

Provider was wonderful, the medicine she prescribed worked overnight. I was amazed at how fast the healing started.

Paxton

It’s so easy to schedule your appointments, never miss time off from work again! I use Circle Medical as my primary care provider and love the support and care I receive.

Britney

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

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

TJ

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

Giana

Easy to schedule and the providers are very kind and helpful and knowledgeable.

Geoff

I’ve worked with other medical providers and hands down this is the best outlet for someone who needs real help in all facets of their life. The Circle Medical team is also the fastest I have seen in responding to issues and fixing any problem. Friendly doctors who care…that’s all you could truly want!! Thank you

Kaylin

Because anytime I have had any issues the chat has gone far and beyond the expectations for customer service. The provider is always pleasant for me to talk to about what is going on. Circle Medical has also done just an amazing job of being easy to use.

Camille

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.

Madelynn

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

Anika

My provider is great. To be honest, for me it started out with wanting to privately get my ADD addressed. But now it is so much more. She seems genuinely concerned about my health and asks questions that help me address and focus on issues as needed. Highly recommend.

Matthew

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.

Krysta

My provider was extremely nice and understanding, and I need that after the terrible care I’ve gotten in my tiny town.

Kay

This was my first experience using something like this and the entire process was very helpful. The staff responded promptly when I had questions and I absolutely love my provider. I was very nervous about the process but she made me feel comfortable and helped me feel like I wasn’t alone. I am so happy I found Circle Medical

Asia

So easy to create an account from scratch, find an appointment (within 24 hours on a holiday weekend), and speak to a terrific professional who answered my questions

Laci

They really understood and quickly diagnosed me and got me the treatment I needed, thanks guys!

Santino

My provider is very attentive, and very clear about treatment and recommendations. Everybody is so helpful. When you send messages they respond quickly.

Summer

This is the first practice in over a decade where I actually felt heard. Advocating for yourself can be hard when you’ve had other practitioners who are dismissive and condescending. This practice is the complete opposite and a much needed breath of fresh air.

Yolanda

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

Jeffrey

Easy and convenient, providers have great personalities. First time I actually felt listened to and heard.

Devin

I have tried a few online medical providers and they did not have very good communication. Circle Medical has been great with communication and responses! Would recommend them to anyone!

Kymani

The process was very convenient and easy to do. I felt very comfortable with the practitioner and satisfied with communication back and forth.

Anabel

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

Easy to schedule appointments, the chat is super responsive, and everyone I’ve talked to has been friendly and helpful.

Devin

The whole process is so simple to use! This includes the new patient registration to the visits. The provider is absolutely a gem! The entire team is amazing. I recommend this service to everyone. For me, this is helpful due to my erratic schedule working in various rural Emergency Departments...I can take my appointment with me.

Killian

I love the provider I have been seeing she is absolutely lovely and very informative. She actually cares and we have developed a great relationship, better than any doctor I have met with over the years in person. The process of setting everything up in the app was fairly quick and easy for me and when I had an issue it was quickly addressed within the chat. I would absolutely recommend Circle Medical and I have even recommended it to a friend.

Philip

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