Recent Examination of Health Plans Highlights the Need for an Outside Solution, Says Dr. Michael Farzam

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Commenting on the recent article, Dr. Farzam notes that his service, House Call Doctor Los Angeles, can be used either to fill gaps in coverage, or to provide primary health care.

Patients of House Call Doctor Los Angeles often take advantage of the service when there are gaps in their insurance coverage.

House call medicine can offer a relatively low-cost solution to this problem [of coverage gaps], allowing patients to obtain care when needed, without having to deal with skyrocketing emergency room costs.

According to an article published June 24 by US News & World Report, California residents enrolled in insurance programs are often not receiving the insurance coverage that they expected from the plan. The article explains that a recent state audit showed that many people who have obtained an insurance card still have trouble finding doctors who will accept their coverage.

According to Dr. Michael Farzam of House Call Doctor Los Angeles, house call medicine can offer a relatively low-cost solution to this problem, allowing patients to obtain care when needed, while often paying far less than skyrocketing emergency room costs. While Dr. Farzam notes that many underinsured patients are likely to use a service like House Call Doctor Los Angeles only when needed, he explains that he provides both blanket general care and urgent care all night in Pasadena and surrounding Los Angeles area communities.

  • General Care – Individuals and families like the security of having a single family doctor who they know is up to speed on their medical history, says Dr. Farzam. Yet, especially for those who are underinsured, it can be too expensive to regularly visit a brick and mortar office. Also, he notes, these offices can often charge unexpected fees. Dr. Farzam notes that families and individual patients can retain his services yearlong as a concierge doctor, so they know that they will have access to at home care whenever they need it.
  • Urgent Care – Anyone needing urgent care all night in Manhattan Beach or other surrounding Southern California communities can also count on House Call Doctor Los Angeles to provide care for any potential gaps in coverage, says Dr. Farzam. Yet, he notes, while patients should still go to an ER for any life or death situations, a large number of urgent care needs can be resolved by house call care as good as or better than hospital care. Dr. Farzam notes that improved technology has allowed many of the finer points of modern medicine to become mobile and available wherever the patient needs it.

Whether patients need house call medicine as a supplement for a gap in coverage, or if they would like to take advantage of house call medicine for all of their care, House Call Doctor Los Angeles regularly exceeds patient expectations. For over a decade, Dr. Michael Farzam has provided at-home medical care to patients in the Los Angeles area with a wide variety of medical histories and situations. Anyone interested in scheduling an appointment with House Call Doctor Los Angeles can call today at 310-849-7991 or visit them online at http://www.housecalldoctorla.com.

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