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Renee Carlson, FNP-C
Board Certified, Family Medicine, 13 years of experience
What makes you passionate about being a healthcare provider? I love being a medical provider! I relish the challenge of determining how to help patients feel better, and love the relationships that come from that. My experience in Emergency Medicine and Primary care give me insight in how to keep my clinic patients out of the ER, while recognizing more emergent issues that require aggressive management. 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 goal is to be the first resource for patients regarding their physical and behavioral health needs. I love managing my patients' acute and chronic issues, but I am confident in identifying when patients need a specialist to help them feel better. I see myself as the quarterback in a patient's healthcare team; I help integrate input from other specialists. Then I use my relationship with and knowledge of my patient to help them utilize specific recommendations. Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time? I have been married for 22 years, and love that my husband still makes me laugh every day. We have two teenagers who keep us on our toes, and a beloved dog, Jonah. I love to be outside, working in my gardens or hiking with my dog, and I am an amazing cook.

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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


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

Arielle

Circle Medical has in all honesty provided me with the most attentive, compassionate, and informed health care I've ever received. Being able to get care that fits with my demanding and unusual work schedule is a game- changer. So many times in the past I've been unable to access care I needed, or follow-up care, because of travel issues, time constraints, and my own anxiety & depression.

Selah

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

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I have had nothing but a great experience all around. The providers are great and the online staff has been helpful every time I’ve needed anything.

Isabel

I’ve come to my provider with 3 different issues and so far she’s been very receptive to all 3. The assistants are very fast to respond by chat in the app to any medication questions, billing questions and scheduling questions I’ve had. I adore not having to drag my kids to the babysitters to go to my PCP for every little issue. I’ve been able to get my needs met quickly and efficiently with Circle Medical and to be honest, I was super skeptical when I started. I thought there was no way it would be easy, but I honestly has been.

Allie

Circle Medical has been such a great platform to see a care provider! I have had such a great experience with the ease of using the platform as well as the providers. Thank you!

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Nicole

It is very convenient and the whole process can be done around my work schedule with very little interruption to my work day.

Ayla

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

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The entire process was so easy and user friendly. I felt extremely comfortable speaking with my provider, she answered all of my questions with ease. Many were answered before I ever asked. I would highly recommend this service to anyone in need.

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I already recommended it to some friends. I love going through you guys. Most caring provider I have ever had. She actually listens to me and makes sure I am well taken care of. Absolutely would recommend you to everyone. Such a quick and easy way to get in touch with some very kind and caring providers. You are the best!

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Circle Medical has been extremely patient-oriented and has helped me feel like I’m in good hands with my mental health, receiving my medications on time with no issues.

Mike

Ease of use, flexibility with schedule, and the provider was informative on the medical issue while delivering care with a nonbiased approach.

Christopher

Absolutely perfect! Extremely professional - visits always on time and no front desk staff or traffic!!! How can you beat this?

Jordyn

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 easy to book an appointment, the physicians are nice and the customer service is great.

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Neveah

Because my provider was wonderful, on time and really took the time to listen to me without judgement.

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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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Because they get right to the main issues. Most doctors I have seen go through a trial and error diagnosis that goes on for a year or more.

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Jeb

Great selection of providers. They are kind and knowledgeable. Easy process - insurance accepted! Did my check in while at work, doesn’t get better than that!

Skyla

I love my provider. She is always on time, very knowledgeable about the medications and my condition and always answers all my questions.

TJ

It’s nice to have flexibility. The provider was very good and I felt like I was getting excellent care and didn’t need to stress out about taking time off work to get it.

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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

Great selection of providers. They are kind and knowledgeable. Easy process - insurance accepted! Did my check in while at work, doesn’t get better than that!

Dayna

Everything about using Circle Medical has been great! My provider is amazing and always happy to help with any questions or concerns I have. The administration staff is also very helpful and answers my questions very quickly if I have an issue with my pharmacy, etc. I have recommended Circle to several friends and would gladly recommend them to anyone.

Kylie

The best experience ever, I live in a small town where I know my providers personally and sometimes it’s hard to admit where you struggle. It was so nice to have someone that I could talk to in private and that listened and was so thorough and helpful in every way. Very easy experience and I wish I would have done it sooner! Great company!

Vivian

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

Russel

I have recommended you to several people. I really like Circle Medical because I don't feel judged and feel that I am actually cared about.

Shalane

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.

Roger

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

Summer

I have had nothing but good experiences with my provider. She is very knowledgeable, caring, and non-judgmental.

Adeline

My provider is wonderful and so accomodating. I've been to psychs in the past that have been very rude and clearly wanted to get the visit over with ASAP, but she never rushes, she listens to me cite my complaints and praises about my current treatment plan, and then responds with true care.

Serena

It works, is easy to use, I think the app is very good. I appreciated the several reminders for my first phone call, and I felt that my provider was very professional. She explains things well, and I feel cared for.

Katie

I love my care provider and the app is great. It makes my life much easier.

Matt

This service is incredibly convenient and the appointment availability is wonderful. If I have an issue a PCC responds to my messages very quickly and the providers (if needed) do as well. I cannot think of a single thing that would make this a better experience for me!

Gina

I’ve received better medical care from my provider than I ever have in-person and, all at the ease of doing so online, in my home.

Jaden

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