Rapidly evolving healthcare system and technology drive demand for mobile doctor services
Online PR News – 13-August-2014 – Santa Monica, Calif. – homemd with Dr. Renee Magaña today launched its doctor house call service in Los Angeles. Founded to serve the growing need for mobile doctor services, homemd provides an unrushed, personalized home or business visit.
“A rapidly evolving healthcare system, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and technology that makes accessibility and mobility easier and more convenient than ever before possible is driving demand for doctor house calls,” said Dr. Magaña, founder of homemd. “In addition, we are seeing an increase in businesses offering onsite medical and wellness services to bolster its employee’s health and ultimately boost productivity.”
According to the American Academy of Home Care Physicians, doctor house calls have the potential to prevent costly hospitalizations saving Medicare 20 to 40 percent. Recognizing this fact, the government under the Affordable Care Act has piloted a project referred to as the Independence at Home (IAH) Act. Essentially, Medicare is conducting research to support its use of financial incentives for physicians and other providers to perform house calls, which is a huge departure from Medicare’s historical approach.
“Many people don’t realize that Medicare and some of the more progressive insurance companies already cover doctor house calls,” said Dr. Magaña. “With government supported initiative such as IAH, and plus the fact that patients do just as well or even better with home visits from doctors, the demand for doctor house call services for both home and businesses is expected to rise sharply.”
Offering the latest medical mobile technology, a house call doctor carries more than just a stethoscope in his or her bag. For example, at homemd, house calls in Los Angeles can include drawing of blood, rapid testing such as urinalysis, influenza screening, or a first dose of medication if needed, all in the same day visit. IVs, flu shots and travel vaccinations can also be done on-site. In many cases, a doctor house call can provide the same services available at a doctor’s office, but with a convenient, unrushed, personalized doctor-patient experience.
homemd is ideal for the busy executive whose time is in short supply, elderly patients who have difficulty getting to the doctor’s office or for those that simply crave the personalized touch of a home visit. Focusing on patient wellness and vitality, homemd offers onsite services for both individuals and businesses. Services include:
•Immune system support with services such as Vitamin IV therapy and Vitamin B12 injections
•IV hydration/IV therapy
•Flu and travel vaccinations
•Urgent house calls
About Dr. Magaña
As one of LA’s premier house call doctors, Dr. Renee Magaña is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and has been providing care in the Los Angeles area for 12 years. She received her medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed her Emergency Medicine residency at the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. Working in the busiest of LA’s emergency rooms, Dr. Magaña is highly skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of just about every medical condition imaginable. She expanded her practice of medicine to include hospice care in 2012 and this is when the value of home visit doctors really became evident to her.
homemd with Renee Magaña, M.D. is a unique mobile doctor house call service in Los Angeles. Bringing the age old experience of doctor house calls back into the modern world, homemd provides the best of care in the convenience and privacy of a patient’s own home or office. For more information, visit http://housecalldoctor.co.