Rising Health Insurance Deductibles Highlight the Cost Effectiveness of House Call Medicine, Comments Dr. Michael Farzam

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Even for people with insurance, medical care from hospitals can be more expensive than leading alternatives like House Call Doctor Los Angeles

Growing medical costs are a burden to many patients seeking treatment

Yet, house call doctor services that do not have the high overhead costs associated with operating out of a brick and mortar office are able to charge patients comparably low fees for their care.

According to surveys from the Commonwealth Fund and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation analyzed by the Huffington Post in an article published on May 20th, Americans are getting increasingly burdened by rising out-of-pocket medical expenses. One of these surveys found that 25 percent of privately insured individuals do not have enough money in their bank accounts to pay the deductibles they would have to incur from costly emergency room visits. One of the main reasons for this is that hospital costs continue growing every year, and hospital managers decide to pass the expenses on to the patient. Yet,according to Michael Farzam, M.D. with House Call Doctor Los Angeles, house call doctor services that do not have the high overhead costs associated with operating out of a brick and mortar office are able to charge patients comparably low fees for their care. Dr. Farzam is one of these doctors, having worked in the LA area as a house call doctor for over a decade. According to Dr. Farzam, “Cost-effectiveness is just one of several advantages that house call medicine has over a trip to the hospital.” Others include:

  • “Less Guesswork” – Most times, patients never truly know what they are going to get out of a trip to the emergency room… or how much of their total insurance deductible it’s going to cost them. They are often matched with whatever doctor is available, only to receive an unknown quality of care for an unknown quantity of money. “Often, patients can leave an emergency room visit with more questions than answers on both fronts. This is especially true for Los Angeles travelers, who are unfamiliar with the area’s hospitals and have no idea where to go for quality medical care.” With House Call Doctor Los Angeles, patients can stay in their hotel room and have a quality doctor come to them with a clear idea of their likely fee. And, because patients are able to speak with a physician over the phone before their appointment, they can be sure that the doctor is prepared for the appointment and comes with everything needed to treat their medical needs.
  • “Patients Stay Where They’re Comfortable” – Likely the most obvious advantage of House Call Doctor Los Angeles is that patients are able to stay in the comfort of their own home while receiving care. Terrible, stress-inducing Los Angeles traffic aside, once patients arrive to the hospital or urgent care facility, they often have to wait a long time in a cold and uncomfortable waiting room surrounded by other sick patients. Dr. Farzam and House Call Doctor Los Angeles gives patients the option of remaining where they feel most comfortable and secure while they are waiting for their physician to come to them.

About Dr. Michael Farzam

While House Call Doctor Los Angeles does provide a variety of urgent care services, many patients also choose the option of having Dr. Farzam on retainer as a year-long family concierge doctor. Nevertheless, whatever one’s medical needs may be, they can call House Call Doctor Los Angeles for medical care today at 310-849-7991, or visit them online at http://www.housecalldoctorla.com.

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