While the article emphasizes that at-home care can reduce readmissions for certain patients, Dr. Farzam adds that house call medicine also helps establish strong doctor patient connections.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2015
In an article published October 14th by the New York Times, doctor and writer Sandeep Jauhar recounted an experience when he was asked by an elderly patient if he did house calls. Used to his routine of providing care in a hospital setting, Dr. Jauhar politely told the patient that that wasn’t possible. But, when asked “why not?,” Dr. Jauhar realized that he couldn’t come up with a particular reason. Dr. Jauhar then explains that he has, in fact, done some house calls in the past, and in many of these situations he found that fact that he was providing care in the patient’s home ended up providing for better care. Maybe doctors all across the nation should view house calls as a necessary tool for comprehensive patient care, the article posits.
According to Michael Farzam, M.D. of House Call Doctor Los Angeles, at-home care is not only a component, but the sole emphasis of his practice. He explains that, while the article highlights some of the advantages of at home care, house call medicine provides numerous other benefits for patients of all types. While the article emphasizes that at-home care can reduce readmissions for certain patients, Dr. Farzam adds that house call medicine also helps establish strong doctor patient connections.
In the article, the author explains that many hospital readmissions occur because of factors that doctors may not be aware of when patients come in to traditional visits at the doctor’s office. He notes one particular case where a patient’s home setting and lifestyle choices were directly contributing to his negative health, which the doctor would not have realized without visiting the patient’s home.
Dr. Farzam explains that the same is true with his own Los Angeles practice. As an example of this, Dr. Farzam points to one particular example explained in a patient testimonial on Dr. Farzam’s website. The patient explains that he called Dr. Farzam to come visit their home when he and his family all became ill with flu-like symptoms. Yet, when Dr. Farzam arrived, he determined that they were actually experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning, and may have risked brain damage or death if they had gone to a hospital and returned to their dangerous home with a flu diagnosis.
Additionally, Dr. Farzam explains that being physically present in patients’ homes makes them feel like they are truly getting the entirety of the doctor’s attention, so they themselves tend to become more attentive patients. Put simply, Dr. Farzam explains that house call medicine helps both doctors and patients be more effective participants in the health care process. Any patients who believe that they or their loved ones could benefits from quality, at-home care, can call Dr. Farzam and House Call Doctor Los Angeles today at 310-849-7991 or visit the medical practice online at http://www.HouseCallDoctorLA.com.