25 Nov What Is It Like To Have A Home Visit Doctor For Urgent & Primary Care?
Are you considering switching from your current in-office primary care provider and urgent care center to a home visit doctor for urgent and primary care? If your answer to that question is yes, this article is for you. This article will outline how different house calls would be from the clinic visits you are used to. House calls are more efficient, more personalized, and more effective.
What are the benefits of house calls?
One of the most important benefits of house call doctor’s appointments is their convenience. In-clinic doctor’s appointments tend to be overly time-consuming affairs. You have to drive or take the bus to the office and then wait (usually for a long time after your appointment time has already passed) in the waiting room or alone in the exam room while you wait for the doctor. Even then, the doctor will be likely to only visit with you for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Let’s be honest. Sometimes the length and quality of the doctor’s appointments do not seem to be worth the commute to and from the office or having to wait in a crowded waiting room. On top of that, you take the risk that you may contract an illness from someone else in the waiting room.
House call appointments save you time because you do not need to commute or sit in the waiting room. As the name implies, these appointments are conducted in the privacy and comfort of your own home. You may even be able to fit a house call doctor’s appointment into your busy schedule during your lunch break. House call appointments are also more personalized because you get the doctor’s undivided attention.
Now, let’s take a look at what kind of urgent and primary care you can get at home.
Urgent care house calls
Urgent care house call doctor’s appointments typically include:
- A medical examination and diagnosis
- Treatments and prescriptions
- Referrals for imaging and specialists
Urgent care house call appointments are ideal for conditions such as:
- Sinus infections
- Ear infections
- Sore throat
- Stomach flu
- Joint pain
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
Primary care house calls
Primary care house call doctor’s appointments, on the other hand, typically include:
- A comprehensive physical exam
- Appropriate diagnostic testing (including lab tests, preventative medical screenings, disease prevention, and health maintenance)
- Diagnosis and treatment for both acute and chronic conditions
Primary care house call appointments are ideal for:
- Lab testing
- Blood work
- Prescription refills
- Fitness and exercise consultations
- Nutrition consultations
- Weight management consultations
- Long-term condition management
- Anti-aging solutions
- Physical exams
- Pre-op clearance
- STD testing
- Sports, school, and work physicals
Are there any differences in what medications a house call doctor can prescribe?
There is no difference between what medications a house call doctor is allowed to prescribe and what a doctor can prescribe during an in-office appointment. A home visit doctor for urgent and primary care can prescribe everything from allergy medicine to psychiatric medications to manage mental health issues.
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In-Home Primary And Urgent Care With Concierge MD
Whether you need a routine exam or treatment for an unexpected illness, Concierge MD can help. We bring appointments directly to your home or office for your convenience. Contact us today learn more about how we can help you or to schedule an appointment!