Essays on Healthcare Progress Highlight the Many Advantages of House Call Medicine, Notes Dr. Michael Farzam

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Commenting on the recent article, the Los Angeles house call doctor explains that the author’s assertion that technology will lead to high-quality house call care already has already been realized.

Dr. Farzam and his team provide an array of medical services in patients' homes, offices, or hotel rooms.

The ability to provide superb at-home care is not a thing of the future, largely because many of the essays predictions are already happening today

Dr. Michael Farzam says that when many people think of house call doctors, they often think of the past. Yet, the topic of at-home care came up in a November 30th collection of essays published by The Wall Street Journal and written by healthcare experts from various fields about the future of healthcare. One essay, written by the CEO of Cleveland Clinic, focused on the idea that in the future, “Your Living Room [will be] the New Waiting Room.” The article explains that, as technology increases and simultaneously becomes more mobile, society will rely less and less on centralized hospitals to provide care, and doctors and nurses, bolstered by emerging technologies, can perform advanced diagnostics and care in the comfort of a patient’s own home. According to Dr. Michael Farzam, the founder and chief physician of House Call Doctor Los Angeles, the ability to provide superb at-home care is not a thing of the future, largely because many of the essays predictions are already happening today.

In fact, Dr. Farzam explains that he has been practicing house call medicine in the Los Angeles area for over a decade, and, while it is true that the rise of technology during that time has made some aspects of house call medicine more practical, he says that he has always felt that going to patients homes can provide for a better quality of care. While the complex computing power and diagnostic tools heralded by the article will surely allow house call doctors to perform many vital healthcare functions in the future, Dr. Farzam says that some patients may be surprised to hear about some of the things that house call medicine is able to accomplish today.

Dr. Farzam notes that, in addition to general check-ups, sick-care, and treatment of minor injuries, he and the rest of the team at House Call Doctor Los Angeles can conduct more advanced measures including blood draws for testing, and x-rays and ultrasounds all in the comfort of a patient’s home. Dr. Farzam notes that mobile x-ray and ultrasound devices are just some of the first examples of machines once too bulky and cumbersome to be taken anywhere outside of hospitals, that are now being used inside patients’ homes.

Dr. Farzam also highlights the author’s closing point that his greatest hope is that the increase in house call care will lead to “a better doctor/patient connection.” Dr. Farzam explains that anyone who visits his patient testimonial page can see that this prediction as well has already come true. For more information about the medical services that Dr. Michael Farzam and the rest of the House Call Doctor Los Angeles team are able to provide, call 310-849-7991 today.

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