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Family Health

CCMC is a family medical practice. A continuity of care is available for your whole family’s health needs, serving St. Johns, Clinton County, and all of Mid Michigan.

Pediatric Medicine

Our office is kid-friendly and ready to move you and your child through an office visit with care and consideration of the special challenges of bringing in a sick child for an office visit.

Immunizations

Taking the necessary precautions to prevent major childhood Illnesses includes immunizing your child on a schedule. Our medical records system will accurately chart these immunizations and accommodate your requests for access to this information. If you are not sure about immunizing your child be sure to ask your doctor.

Urgent Services

At CCMC we are dedicated to accommodate your family urgent medical needs. Severe colds, infections and respiratory distress are just a few of the symptoms where you might need to be worked into our schedule on short notice. We do our best to accommodate these kinds of requests.

Physicals

It is always a good idea to schedule an annual physical or wellness visit regardless of age. Many employers insurance plans encourage these visits by providing added incentives. It’s a great idea to calendar an annual visit/check-up around a birthday.

Dermatology

Skin is the body’s largest organ, it plays an essential role in keeping you healthy by protecting the organs and systems in your body. Be sure to tell your Doctor about any unusual rashes, or other skin discomforts. Your Doctor will determine the relationship of your skin condition to your overall health.

Allergy Injections

Many people suffer from allergic reactions to a variety of irritants. CCMC patients with a prescription for a specific allergy treatment that calls for regular injections may find it convenient to use our lab and technicians to administer them.

Drug Addiction Services

Our Suboxone program is Medication Assisted Treatment for Opiod addiction using the medication, Suboxone, in combination with weekly counseling and monthly visits with a physician and/or nurse to offer a whole-patient approach to the treatment of addiction to opiates. Our Suboxone team will work one-on-one with our patients to ensure a strong recovery from opiate addiction to ultimately a drug free lifestyle.


Our most frequently asked question is:

What is the difference between a Physical and an Office Visit?

A physical – also known as a complete physical or preventive medical exam – is a thorough review of your general well-being.  The clinician will review your known medical problems, perform a complete physical examination and make recommendations concerning your health.  This may include general recommendations regarding diet and exercise, age appropriate immunizations and cancer screening exams such as a pap test, prostate exam or breast exam, and screening lab work.  Ongoing chronic medical problems can be addressed as long as the condition is stable and does not require a change in treatment or additional tests.  Prescriptions, including refills, are generally not included as part of the physical exam.

An office visit is an appointment to discuss new or existing problems.  The questions and exam will focus on the problems discussed.  This may include prescribing medications (including refills), ordering additional tests like lab or x-ray, in-office procedures such as an EKG, referrals to specialists, or discussing other treatment options.

Occasionally, you may be seen for both a physical AND an office visit on the same day.  This means the encounter satisfies the requirements for both types of visits during one appointment.  For example, if you schedule a physical but also discuss an additional problem that requires evaluation and treatment – either for a significant new symptom or a notable change in an existing condition requiring a new treatment plan.  In this situation, you would be billed for both a physical and an office visit during the same appointment, which could include an additional co-pay.

Please note that our billing department bills exactly what your clinician has reported for your visit.  The billing department cannot change the codes before reporting them to your insurance company.  They must reflect the services you received during your visit.  Your insurance company determines what is and is not covered by your policy.  Please call them if you have any questions about your coverage.

We hope this information is helpful.  We want to provide you with the highest quality medical care possible.  If you have any questions or have a concern about what today’s visit will be billed as, please discuss it with your clinician at the beginning of today’s visit.

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