HOUSE CALL DOCTORS
Visiting Physicians and Foot Doctors in Southeast Michigan (Detroit Metro Area)
Making a trip to the Emergency Room, hospital or physicians office is stressful enough for healthy individuals, let alone seniors with multiple chronic conditions. Appointments often require a family member or caregiver to take off from work, and pose a potential injury risk. Follow-up scheduling can also be an issue as many primary care offices are very busy.
House Call Doctors can help!
You may recall the days long ago when a doctor, carrying his black medical bag, visited patients at home to address everything from the measles to childbirth. Now, as a result of a 2001 change in Medicare benefits, physicians and medical groups specializing in house calls have again become available to older adults. Known as “visiting physicians”, “home care physicians”, “Mobile Doctors” or “house call physician” these professionals can provide an array of services in the privacy, comfort and convenience of your own home.
Who are House Call physicians?
Physicians specialized in house calls are usually board-certified in internal medicine or geriatric medicine, and have extensive experience in adult and geriatric care. They operate much like an office practice, but they are dedicated exclusively to making house calls.
What services are offered by a home care physician?
Most Visiting physicians offer a comprehensive range of services, from routine checkups and on-going preventive care to diagnostic testing and treating serious illnesses. Improvements in medical technology may even allow home care physicians to perform electrocardiograms (EKGs) and other tests in your home.
Benefit of using Home Care Physician.
Do I have to be homebound to receive the services of a home care physician?
No. Medicare will cover physician home visits even if a patient is not homebound. People who use the services of home care physicians are more likely to be “home limited” than “homebound”.
Can I still see my regular doctor if I use the services of House Call physician?
Having a primary care physician, who oversees all of your care and treats routine ailments like colds and the flu, is important for everyone at any age. Once people adopt home care physician services, they may choose the visiting doctor as their primary care provider. But if you prefer to visit the primary care doctor who has served you for years, and limit the services of a home care physician to portable diagnostic tests or routine check-ups or sick care, the two professionals can usually coordinate their treatments.
Are house calls covered by insurance?
Yes, most home care physicians are participating Medicare providers and accept Medicare assignment.
Aureus Home Care has very good relationship with many experienced & compassionate Home Care Physicians & Foot Doctors (Podiatrist) who serve patients in metro Detroit area (Southeast Michigan). If you decide, we can help find the right doctor for you or a loved one. Please Call Aureus Home Care today at 1(877) 831-9612 or Fill & Submit Contact Us form.
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