Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) November 01, 2013
Let’s hear it for the patients who are tired of sitting on butcher paper in windowless rooms. How about exchanging the waiting room for the living room?
Believe it or not, physicians get tired of the exam rooms too. Prominis Medical Services has been providing home visit services to New York City patients for several years, and is proud to now have three physicians that make on-site house calls. Patients who are homebound, or in their final years, often feel that this is better way to receive their medical care.
During a home visit, a Prominis Internist can write and refill prescriptions, administer vaccines, provide physical examinations, order on-site laboratory testing and deliver test results. Furthermore, once on-site, the doctor can evaluate the home, meet with the caregiver and answer questions. If a medication is not being taken, the doctor will see the evidence first-hand. Sometimes food needs to be chopped a little smaller, or the patient’s feet need to be elevated. Sometimes, the caregiver needs the visit just as much as the patient.
At Prominis Medical Services all patient information is centrally housed in an electronic medical records system. During a home visit there are no computers involved, just face-to-face interactions. The doctor will update the patient’s medical information into the electronic system after the home visit is through. Another major benefit of the medical records system is that after a hospital discharge, a patient’s information is transferred to the Prominis system, and the doctor is able to continue care without interruption or lost data.
Prominis Medical Services is a group of Internists and Family Practice doctors, with Specialists, serving Brooklyn, NY. Prominis currently has 6 clinics in Brooklyn, with house call services extending to other NYC boroughs. Prominis works with local hospitals, community housing centers, lab and imaging centers, and city-funded organizations. Many diagnostic tests can be done on-site, including Lung Function Testing, Cardiac Testing, Osteoporosis Screenings, Circulation Testing, and even Sleep Studies.
Many Prominis providers hold privileges at local hospitals, including Brooklyn Hospital and New York Methodist. Specialists also come on-site, offering Cardiology, Pain Management, Urology, Nephrology and more.
Prominis was founded in 2005 by Andras Fenyves, MD and continues to grow.