Not so long ago, getting urgent care in Los Angeles by house call would have seemed like a quaint throwback. It’s true that house call medicine became impractical during the latter half of the 20th century because advancing healthcare technology could only be housed in a doctor’s office, clinic, or hospital. Thanks to ongoing advances in high-tech miniaturization, however, today’s house call physicians can perform the vast majority of urgent care services, including most tests, from the comfort and convenience of your home, office, hotel room, or even a job site.
The most obvious advantage of having a doctor come to you is that it means you don’t have to leave the house. A nasty illness can leave some patients feeling too rundown to drive safely, especially through LA’s infamous traffic. Even when illnesses are less severe, rushing to make a doctor’s appointment, only to the find yourself in a room full of sick people for an hour or more is obviously far from ideal.
Having a house call doctor means that you can minimize the stress that may have helped cause your illness in the first place. Urgent care house calls also offer an important alternative to a Los Angeles emergency room. For most people, going to an emergency room not only means long and stressful waits that can last for hours to see a healthcare provider, depending on deductibles and other variables it can also involve thousands of dollars in expenses, sometimes even for people with reasonably good health insurance.
Seeing a doctor in your own home also guarantees your privacy. Discussing medical issues can involve disclosing highly personal information and Dr. Farzam is well equipped to handle clientele from all walks of life dealing with all types of medical issues. Moreover, many people are far more comfortable discussing in a familiar environment rather than the sterile atmosphere of a walk-in clinic.
Led by noted internist Dr. Michael Farzam, House Call Doctor Los Angeles is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. We know that illnesses and minor injuries don’t respect the clock or the calendar, so we don’t let inconvenient timing stop us from providing the finest in healthcare.
Dr. Farzam makes it a point to provide the highest level of medical care in just about any environment. Homes, offices, hotels, film sets and other work sites are all locations where he has worked with patients from all walks of life. Whether you’re a visitor to Los Angeles who may be unfamiliar with the area, a busy professional who simply can’t find the time to get a check-up, or a high-profile individual who would like to maximize your privacy, it’s good for you to know that urgent care in Los Angeles is just a phone call away.
Using a house call doctor may help promote recovery simply be taking some of the stress out of being treated, and the pluses in terms of convenience are obvious, but the benefits don’t end there. To begin with, doctors in most clinical settings today are often limited to roughly ten minutes per patient. In that hurried setting, it’s easy for patients to forget to mention important issues or for doctors to literally rush to judgment. House Call Doctor Los Angeles provides for significantly more time during an appointment, allowing for a natural flow of conversation and for important follow-up questions between the patient and the physician.
Finally, Dr. Farzam frequently notes how seeing a patient in their usual environment at home or work can provide a doctor with information that might not come up during a standard office visit. Obviously, personal habits that patients may tend to play down can be apparent in a home or office setting, but there’s more. A particularly dramatic example has been cases where patients were feeling flu-like symptoms, but a visiting physician was able to notice a dangerous gas leak that the patient had become “nose-blind” to.
Probably the most unexpected benefit of all is that using a house call physician can actually save money. Depending on a patient’s insurance coverage, or the lack of it, a typical House Call Doctor Los Angeles appointment is very likely to be less expensive than a trip to the emergency room.
Urgent care for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and even on holidays is available now from one of LA’s most respected internists. Just call us at the phone number above or visit our contact page. Dr. Michael Farzam and House Call Doctor Los Angeles are looking forward to hearing from you.
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