Considering the rising costs of health care and all the other challenges surrounding health care in general, Desai believes that the Heal model of house calls
is the wave of the future because health care costs are either tied to bureaucracy or late-stage treatment of chronic conditions, which can be much more effectively treated (or avoided entirely) through timely, regular preventive care delivered by a doctor who knows the patient.
Haffizulla, an internist with a direct-pay practice in Davie, Fla., said the house call
app model lacks continuity of care, but works as long as the companies stick to seeing patients with uncomplicated illnesses in need of episodic care.
While house call
services are uncommon in dentistry, they are not new to Dr.
So far, the House Call
service is available Monday through Friday in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee areas only.
"There's an insurance code for house calls
, but I've been told it's rarely been used in Montana until now," Jorgensen said.
Even though he spends his days making house calls
to solve people's computer problems, most evenings find him at home "pecking around on my own computer."
Everybody knows American doctors don't make house calls
As the two are returning from an island house call
, she seeks to prove her love to him by harpooning a passing sperm whale.
The house call
has long been a part of the tradition of family medicine.[1-3] The last several decades have seen a drop in the number of house calls
by physicians in the United States. In a previous survey, fewer than half of the family physicians in the United States reported making more than one house call
in a 12-month period. This decline has been attributed to multiple issues, including increased access to transportation, a shift to the improved efficiency of scheduled appointments, and economics.[5-7] The purpose of our study was to survey practicing family physicians to assess their attitudes toward house calls
and their experiences with them.
The Return of the House Call
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Ergo Communications, a New York computer-health consulting firm, has created its House Call
Program for home offices in the New York metropolitan area.