Recent Article Highlights the History, Resurgence, and Merits of House Call Medicine, notes Dr. Michael Farzam

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Commenting on the recent article, the founder of House Call Doctor Los Angeles explains that, while the decline of home medical visits may have made sense decades ago, modern tools now make house call medicine more practical and patient-centric than many standard alternatives.

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Dr. Farzam explains that, in particular the discussion of wait time as well as the topic of how doctors are paid should be of interest to anyone curious about the effectiveness of house call medicine.

In an article published December 9th by Forbes, the author pushed back against several claims that house call medicine had no place in the modern medical landscape, explaining that, while it might not be the most profitable way to practice medicine, it puts patients first and emphasizes care over speed. According to Dr. Michael Farzam, a house call doctor who has been practicing in Los Angeles for over a decade, the article brings up several key points in debunking the idea that house calls are outmoded. Dr. Farzam explains that, in particular the discussion of wait time as well as the topic of how doctors are paid should be of interest to anyone curious about the effectiveness of house call medicine:

  • Who Waits? – The biggest claim that the article pushes back against is that making doctors travel to the patient is a waste of a doctor’s time. Dr. Farzam explains that, if making money was all a doctor was concerned about, this point would be more valid. Yet, as Dr. Farzam elaborates, the point of house call medicine is to put the patient first. By not making patients travel, they are naturally saving time and money, but also do not have to endure the burdens and stresses of traveling to and sitting in a waiting room for an extended period of time.
  • Who is Paying? – Another rarely discussed point that the article brings up is the fact that, because doctors are now so commonly paid by insurance companies rather than patients, the doctors do not have to consider the contentment of the patients in terms of how long they have to wait, or whether or not they were more generally satisfied with their care. The author of the article posits that, when there is a direct flow of payment from patient to doctor, the patient will receive better care. Dr. Farzam explains that House Call Doctor Los Angeles typically requires an out-of-pocket payment from patients, yet they are able to keep costs much lower by not having to deal with the overhead of a traditional doctor’s office.

Through his work with House Call Doctor Los Angeles, Dr. Farzam explains that he has proven house call medicine to be an effective and highly preferred method of delivering health care to patients, and he looks forward to watching the age-old tradition’s ongoing return. For more information about House Call Doctor Los Angeles, or to book an appointment today, call 24/7 at 310-849-7991 or visit the service online at http://www.HouseCallDoctorLA.com.

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