With our relationship-based direct primary care model, we provide concierge medical care that is personal, affordable and dependable. As part of our commitment to top-notch primary care in Raleigh, we have developed a primary care membership model that provides our members with everyday access to the health care they need from an experienced doctor .
About Office Procedures
Our members avoid unnecessary travel to multiple locations. Many, if not most, procedures are done right here at Sentinel Primary Care. Some examples include:
- Simple labs
- Blood draws
- Throat swabs
- Urine tests
- Skin biopsies, removal of skin tags
- Spirometry tests
- Shoulder injections and other orthopedic injections
- Drainage of skin abscesses
- Ear wax removal
Scheduling Office Procedures
When you become a member of Sentinel Primary Care, your membership gives you direct access to Dr. O’Connell. You’ll also be able to schedule your procedures conveniently online and set up a video visit or phone consults with Dr. O’Connell prior to your procedure. Video visits can give you peace of mind about the procedure, help to ensure you are well prepared for your procedure, and get your questions about the procedure answered.
At Sentinel Primary Care, office procedures are covered as part of your membership. We do not bill insurance, and your treatment is not limited by what your insurance plan will cover. Charges for lab work that must be processed outside our office are offered at discounted rates. You can request a printout summary of your visit to file with your own insurance company; your visit will be treated as an out-of-network service.
We’ll take care of drawing blood in the office as well as simple labs such as a throat swab for strep or a urine test for signs of infection.
Whether you are fighting a cold or concerned about a rash, we set aside time each day for sick visits so that when you need us quickly we can see you quickly.
Facing a chronic condition with a medical plan tailored to you and your lifestyle makes managing it much easier. Our membership includes management of diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and depression.
We’ll spend the time needed to review your medical problems, address your preventive care needs, and do a complete, no rush exam.