While elder care, the focus of the Medicare study, is certainly an area that can be greatly improved by house call medicine, Dr. Farzam notes that there are several other areas that can also benefit greatly from house call medicine.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2015
A June 19th article by the Associated Press discussed a recent announcement by Medicare that house call visits could be used to seriously cut down on the cost of medical care, specifically for seniors. Medicare recently completed the first year of a three year study on at-home care, and it says that it has already saved $25 million. Medicare’s chief medical officer, Dr. Patrick Conway said that “If we can keep people as healthy as possible and at home, so they only go to the hospital or emergency room when they really need to, that both improves quality and lowers cost.”
Michael Farzam M.D., of House Call Doctor Los Angeles, has seen this effect firsthand for over a decade, during which he has served as a house call doctor for his Los Angeles patients. While elder care, the focus of the Medicare study, is certainly an area that can be greatly improved by house call medicine, Dr. Farzam notes that there are several other areas that can also benefit greatly from house call medicine. Some of these areas include:
- Urgent Care – Dr. Farzam agrees with Dr. Conway’s assessment that patients should still go to an emergency room for life-threatening situations, but there are a variety of urgent care needs that can be handled just as well or better through house call medicine. Some of the urgent care needs that Dr. Farzam can treat include the flu, infections, minor lacerations, and joint pain.
- Family Care – The value of having a trusted family physician is priceless, and it can be even more beneficial when the physician can come to each patient in the comfort of their own home, says Dr. Farzam. He notes that children are often much more comfortable receiving care at home, where they are not as susceptible to the normal anxiety that comes along with a visit to the doctor. Dr. Farzam is even available as a family concierge doctor for a yearly retainer, to cover any needs for urgent care all night in Calabasas and surrounding LA neighborhoods.
- Care When Traveling – It can be very daunting for a Los Angeles traveler to realize that they suddenly need medical care, says Dr. Farzam. Whether a traveler is unfamiliar with the city, intimidated by the infamous Los Angeles traffic, does not know if their health insurance covers out of market hospitals, or simply is too busy during a business trip to spend all day waiting in a stuffy waiting room, House Call Doctor Los Angeles can provide an outstanding alternative. Dr. Farzam says that he and his team are able to provide urgent care all night in Culver City, Hollywood, or whatever area of Greater Los Angeles the patient’s hotel or office may be located.
Both in terms of quality and cost-effectiveness, experts agree that house call medicine may be the answer for many patients. Anyone who wants to find out for themselves can call House Call Doctor Los Angeles at 310-849-7991, 24/7, 365 days a year to set up an appointment. They can also learn more about the House Call Doctor Los Angeles by visiting the service online at http://www.housecalldoctorla.com.